santa monica mountains – Westridge to San Vicente Mountain

santa monica mountains – Westridge to San Vicente Mountain

Mileage: 7.5 mile roundtrip
Elevation gain: +750 ft

Chris will most probably mark this. However he will keep marking past the Nike Station onto Mulholland, feel free to keep following his white flour arrows.

Or keep going further. More interesting info on this area here.

We also call the top “the NIke Station”, it has a bathroom and water fountain.
From there you can keep going in different directions to add mileage if you desire.

In the 1950s, San Vicente Mountain served as a mountaintop military installation to defend Los Angeles from soviet missile attacks. Today, the 1,960-foot peak provides visitors with a look back at this chapter in the city’s history, along with a great view of West LA and the Santa Monica Mountains.


Westridge Fire Road leads to San Vicente Mountain and is a popular path for mountain bikers, trail runners, and dog walkers (dogs are permitted off-leash in Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park under their owner’s supervision). 

A single-track trail runs parallel to the fire road, exploring the ups and down of the top of the ridge, and offering an enjoyable alternative for hikers. It is easy to switch back and forth between the two routes on this 7.4-mile round trip hike with 730 feet of elevation gain.

There is a small dirt parking lot with limited spots. But plenty parking along the street. It does get busy so arrive early because you might have to walk a little up the road to the trailhead.


Strava route
The single track is optional, you can also just stay on the wide dirt road.
Google map location

The event is finished.


Sep 10 2023


7:00 am


W Mandeville Fire Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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