Mandeville to Mulholland Hike (LA-96 Nike Missile Site) & Picnic

this is a round trip 7 mile hike.  we'll hike to the nike missile site and break for lunch and then hike back to our cars.

 

i will break this group into 2 groups.  one for those who want a easy - moderate hike on the fire roads and one for those who want more of a rigorous work out (up and down the hills along side of the fire roads).  but during the hike you're more than welcome to switch.  as the trails always meet several times.

 

we'll get great work out, meet new friends and see a piece of history.

 

In the 1950s, San Vicente Mountain was used to defend Los Angeles from soviet missile attacks. Like Mt. Disaapointment in the San Gabriel Mountains and White Poing on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Vicente Mountain was used as a Nike missile defense site to detect and intersect missiles directed at Los Angeles. After a decade, Nike missiles were made obsolete by long-range technology, but the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has done an excellent job preserving this old site, adding informative panels to keep this history alive.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great love the company and hike will be going back again. Looking forward for more hikes with Jennifer and Helen.

    April 13, 2013

  • Katie B.

    Had a great time! So many little gems around L.A. to discover, I am looking forward to future expolratory adventures!

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike today! Def don't have trails like that in MA, look forward to seeing people at upcoming events!

    March 31, 2013

  • helen

    we are heading out... reception is spotty but you can try calling[masked] or 3235907832. we are split into two groups.

    March 31, 2013

  • helen

    we'll be here til 1010

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I'm with Trinh I to haven't been there before, so where can I see if I'll be going the right direction? Is any one interested in carpooling. I live in Mar Vista close to West LA, Culver City, S.M.

    March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can carpool with you. I'm in SM.

      March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Trinh--just checked-in it's 12:11am call me in the morning (310)[masked], hope I'm not too late.

      March 31, 2013

  • helen

    hi ladies... the trail head is easy to find. it is at the end of a residential street (dead end).

    if you're traveling westbound on sunset make a right on mandeville and left on westridge road. follow it up all the way until you hit the trail. park on the street.

    if you're traveling eastbound on sunset make a left on mandeville and left on westridge road. follow it up all the way until you hit the trail. park on the street.

    please arrive at around 9:45 so we can promptly start the hike at 10AM.

    don't forget to keep hydrated and bring a sack lunch.
    [masked]

    March 30, 2013

  • Kaitlan

    I'm sorry, went hiking today, don't think i can do another one.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi ladies,

    I haven't been to this trail before. Is it easy to find you guys at the trail head? Can I get someone's contact just in case? Thanks!

    March 30, 2013

  • Katie B.

    Sounds like fun! Keep the new ideas coming Helen :-)

    1 · March 14, 2013

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