Past Meetup

Hike to the Nike--from Westridge trail in Brentwood & Dinner at Souplantation

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Westridge

2698 N. Westridge Road · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

meet at north end of Westridge road

Location image of event venue

Details

HIKE TO NO WATERFALLS OR CAVES

JUST A WEIRD RELIC OF THE COLD WAR ABOVE ENCINO AT SAN VICENTE MOUNTAIN PARK

4 pm to 7:45 pm. Bring a flashlight if you have difficulty seeing in twilight

DISTANCE: 8 MILES TOTAL. DIFFICULTY: easy to medium. 650 Feet elevation gain over 4 miles (from 1300 to 1950 feet). We start at the top of the ridge and follow it as it goes up and down all the way to dirt Mulholland drive.

OPTIONAL DINNER: 8:15 PM at Souplantation in Brentwood, 11911 San Vicente Blvd. (at intersection with Montana Avenue). Lots of free parking in garage underneath

DIRECTIONS: Sunset Blvd west of the 405 freeway. Turn right (north) onto Mandeville Canyon. Then turn left at the first road called Westridge. Follow Westridge up the hill all the way until it dead ends at the end of the neighborhood. Park on the street.

FOR A ZOOMABLE MAP OF THE TRAILHEAD: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.08394,-118.48257&z=13&t=M&marker0=34.08526%2C-118.50914%2C5.7%20km%20WxSW%20of%20Stone%20Canyon%20Reservoir%20CA&marker1=34.12999%2C-118.51313%2C2.0%20km%20S%20of%20Encino%20Reservoir%20CA&marker2=34.05308%2C-118.46989%2C4.2%20km%20NxNE%20of%20Santa%20Monica%20CA

"A" is the trailhead, "B" is the Nike tower, "C" is Souplantation

A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE TRAIL MAP AND PARKING LOCATION IS HERE:

http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/a/4/5/highres_24051781.jpeg

BRING: all the usual stuff: clothes (sorry...), a hat, at least 2 liters of water, snacks, sunscreen, comfy shoes. THERE IS WATER AND RESTROOMS AT THE TOP!!!

DOGS: THEY ARE ALLOWED IF ON-LEASH. Smelly cats on leash might be allowed, too.

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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