4th of July Potluck Party & Hike – San Vicente Mountain Park – Nike Missile Base

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The original Nike Missile base observation tower on San Vicente Mountain makes an excellent location for watching 4th of July fireworks in the San Fernando Valley and across the Los Angeles Basin to the ocean.

Read all about it and check out the pics from previous 7/4 hikes here: https://www.hikingwithdean.com/event/4th-of-july-potluck-party-nike-missile-base-loop/

This wil be an easy-to-moderate 5-mile loop with 600 feet of net elevation gain (about 750 total) makes for an excellent hike along and around Mandeville Canyon and its ridges.


Bring food/snacks and drink to share -- we'll hike them to the top.

There are facilities at the park.

Directions to Trailhead

From Sunset Boulevard, 2.3 miles west of the 405 freeway, head north on Mandeville Canyon Road. Drive 4.8 miles, and turn left onto Garden Land Road. The trailhead is at end of road.

Parking Tip: There probably won't be any parking available on Garden Land because its a very short residential street, so park on west side of Mandeville as close to the corner as possible

There are neighborhood homes around the trailhead, please keep noise to a minimum.....until hike starts ;)

Trivia: Did you know Mandeville Canyon Rd is reputed to be the longest paved dead-end road in Los Angeles

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