Thursday, February 9, 2012

West Mandeville Fire Road (Westridge Fire Road)

 Photos: To view all of the pictures from this hike click here to go to the photo gallery.
Videos: To view the videos from this hike click here to go to YouTube.


Date:
February  8, 2012

Nearby City:
Encino, CA

Driving Directions:
Start: Mulholland Fire Road (Nike Missile Site parking lot)-  From the 405 freeway take the exit for Skirball Center Dr.  toward Mulholland Dr. Turn left onto Skirball Center Dr. then a left onto Mulholland Dr. Turn left to stay on Mulholland Dr. Follow this road through neighborhoods till the road ends. Park off to the side.

Start: Mandeville Canyon Park- From the 405 freeway Exit toward Sunset Blvd. Turn left onto North Church Lane. and then make the first right onto Sunset Blvd. Turn right onto Mandeville Canyon Rd. and make the first left onto Westridge Rd. Park at the end of the road.


Hours:
Sunrise to sunset

Difficulty:
East- moderate


Why?
The fire road is relatively flat  with slight inclines along the trail.



Seasons:
Year around- summers can get hot and there is no shade along the fire road.

Parking/ Entrance Fee:
None

Cell Service:
(If you have done this trail and would like to add your cell service information please comment below)
T-Mobile - Full bars at the parking lot and got service for most of the trails.

Trails:
Mulholland Fire Road- 6 miles round trip
West Mandeville Fire Road- 6 miles round trip

Trail Condition:
The trail is in great condition and very easy to follow.

Trails Directions:
Trail directions are not needed as this trail is a fire road and extremely easy to follow. This trail can also be made shorter or longer depending on the hikers preference.

Other Activities:
Hiking
dogs allowed on leash
Mountain Bikes
Walking


Links:
Facebook (photos)
YouTube (Videos)
Etsy (Store)
Weather.com
Maps

Jessie's Thoughts:
This is a great trail for morning walks with the dog, mountain biking or an easy trail do do with the family. There are tons of trails in Topanga Canyon that can be linked to make trails longer.

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