I took this hike today, as an early evening hike, my first time up it. The climb is a steady wind up around the switchbacks, a constant incline of varying steepness, on a comfortably wide dirt walk, with a steeper, yet much shorter option, cutting through it. The workout is great either way, the easiest path being for all skill levels and anyone whose knees could handle it. It continues a little further once you hit the peak, Mission Point, following a gas companies fence. Theres an out cropping of paths to take, including connection to O'Melveny park, though this peak is much higher.

A bench is located in a nice spot shaded with trees, a rare respite from the sunlight if hiking earlier in the day, it was near dark during my visit. To my surprise, there was a seemingly crazy possibly homeless man talking to himself while camped at the bench, eating a melon and rambling. I also encountered fours others on this trail, all apparently normal people just there for recreation. A man was biking it and that looked tough and fun, yet doable, so I could recommend that activity for this trail as well.

Parking is available at the end on the street in a cul-de-sac, and there is immediate access to the trail there.

One of the most satisfying and beautiful views ever!

I like this trail because it gives a good view of the valley. you can either choose hard way up, easy way down. or easy way up hard way down. but it's doable for beginners as well.

25 days ago

Good Morning trail.

Awesome and beautiful!

Not much to see really. The downhill path is not easy. Should have gone counterclockwise.

love,love this hike close to home with a beautiful view

1 month ago

1 month ago

Love this trail I went up the grotto side good work out !

good hike. took the grotto hill up

Paved with a great view.. the incline is the best!

The hike was great! Grotto trail OMG ! Must have walking sticks. Oh one more thing don't dance on your way down or you will end up with a twisted ankle like me

love this place it's so beautiful especially when it rains or its cloudy.

Nice city skyline views. Steeper than you think. Bring a stick

This was good! Challenging and local. I'll try to go a little earlier in the day next time to avoid the blazing midday sun.

That is a tough hike. Counter clockwise is definetely the way to go. Don't count on any shade! challenging hike.