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Vanalden Trail, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Los Angeles
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,341 feet
Elevation Gain 347 feet
Accumulated Gain 417 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.59
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Routes 15,956
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Mar, Jan, Feb, Dec
Sun  6:37am - 5:40pm
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Trail starts at the dead end of Vanalden Ave, starts going uphill and soon reaches an unmarked junction. From here to the left the side trail leads to the sandstone cave that has a thin ceiling with holes in it, one can go atop and look inside the cave from above. Unfortunately, the cave is covered with trash and graffiti.

Continuing straight at the junction, the trail crosses Mulholland Dr which is a single track dirt road here, goes past the water tank and leads to a hilltop called Vanalden Vista. View from here include inhabited and uninhabited slopes of Santa Monica Mountains and San Fernando Valley.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Los Angeles take US-101, use exit 24 (Tampa Ave), turn left and left again to Ventura Blvd. At the next signal turn right to Vanalden Ave and follow it 3.0 mi to the dead end. Park roadside.
    page created by AndreyP on Dec 11 2015 10:51 pm
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