Monday, July 4, 2011

LA96C Nike Missile Site

"The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want." - Harry s. Truman

Location:
 There are many many ways to get to the Nike missile site my favorite way is driving up to the end of Reseda Blvd. and hiking the Mulholland Fire Road to LA96C. You can also drive and park right out front but I disagree with being able to do that due to the fact that any one can just drive on up and many occasions have hiked a long way only to get to the Nike site and have to deal with out of control teens who drove and are running around and yelling at the top of their lung.
...THE LAZY WAY THERE...
17000 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA This address is NOT the corect address for the nike missile site, however when put into google maps it will take you to mulholland Dr. just short of the site. From the 101 freeway exit Hayvenhurst Ave. Turn right to stay on Hayvenhurst Ave. Turn right onto Encino Hills Dr. Continue onto Mulholland Dr. When you hit the end of the road go left, the paved road will turn into dirt for the rest of the drive. Fallow the winding road till you get to the Nike Missile Site.

Hours:
Open sunrise to sunset

Entrance Fee:
Depending on where you decide to depart from there could very well be a parking fee so make sure to check before you head out. I park at the top of Reseda Blvd and if you park below the white line parking is free. Parking is also free at the Nike site itself. 

Trails:
Like I said before you can take one of many many trails in this area to get to the Nike site. The main one I have noticed people taking is the Mulholland Fire Road at the top of Reseda Blvd. From there to the Nike missile site is 6 miles round trip.

Difficulty:
Easy/ Moderate

Jessie's Thoughts:
A 360 degree view of Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Encino Reservoir, and Santa Monico on a clear day. The Nike missile site also known as LA96C is a great place to hike to and learn all about what the Nike site did and the people who worked here. Wondering around the lot there are information signs posted all over the place and also a few look out points with telescopes. When ever I hike one of the trails the goes through LA96C I like to bring a very small lunch and sit at one of the many lunch tables scattered around. I recommend this trail to everyone I know; its great for families with small children! Dogs are allowed but I always say on a leash! and there are lots of people on mountain bikes so be careful.

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1 comments:

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