Mandeville Canyon Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.1 miles
1,102 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



partially paved


wild flowers

no shade

historic site

Great views of the coastline and the greater area of Los Angeles

5 months ago

I'm laying here after hiking and I don't know if it's the sun or just taking the more challenging parts of trail but I'm tired... lol This is a nice hike. What I like about it is that it is challenging enough to hike/run without being disappointed that there were no ocean views because of the haze. There is no shade so be sure to stay hydrated or hike closer to sunset. This trail is dog-friendly so be on the lookout since some people some don't pick up after their dogs.

The fire road trail is wide and paved in a way that is versatile enough to hike/bike ride and have your dog off-leash. On this particular day it was kind of hazy so I didn't get the clearest views of the ocean but I read that in a clear day you can see to Catalina. Always be aware that not only are there lizards and snakes but also dog poop to watch for. Also know that some of the mountain bikers come down hill quickly so be alert.

This was my first time but I found out about it because I wanted a trail that was close enough that I could take the dog with he visits. I like that there is a parking lot but also adequate street parking. Respect the neighborhood and when you visit we shouldn't have to worry about permits when the lot is full.

With nice views, a versatile trail and being another gem on the west side I can say that I would recommend this trail for those looking for a little bit of a challenge. Stay hydrated.

The best hike I've ever been so far. Amazing mountain views from the 1st minute.
Be aware - not a lot shade! Better to come in the morning.

7 months ago

Amazing views. beautiful hike. My new spot

9 months ago

Great hike to do with your dog. Very mild, but you have the opportunity to make the trail harder by taking the inclines. Bring lots of water, there's not many shaded areas!

10 months ago

Great views of the Santa Monica mountains and the ocean. Not too busy or strenuous but a nice workout. Highly recommended!

10 months ago

Did this plus Sullivan Canyon. Ends up being over 10 Miles. Sullivan gets steep and challenging. Lots of mountain bikers. Views at top are nice and refreshing.

11 months ago

Sunday, October 08, 2017

I like this trail - never ending flat road - a must - for a dog day walk - we went with my GSD last month and it seemed that the road never ends.. we never made it to the end - lol) we are going to catch up in a cooler day - because it can be too hot - for a furry friend during sunny summer day .... not too crowded - just a few bicycle riders and a few dog people along the way ..

Friday, September 01, 2017

Very easy and scenic, love this trail!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

easy, good trail, amazing views.

trail running
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Steady incline and mostly dirt trail road up to the Nike missile site which is pretty cool with nice views and restrooms/water. Not much shade other than at the top. Great for trail running and there are several alternate routes if you want some variety. They were gearing up to shoot a movie too.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

This is a great trail to let your dogs off leash! My pup loved the 7.7 mile hike. Elevation gain is very gradual. There is no cover. We were blessed by cloud cover on our way in, and the sun came back out on the way back. Beautiful views. Cool Nike missile site at the top. Restrooms and drinking fountains also at the top. Nothing else on the trail unless you want to duck behind a tree, so plan accordingly.

I went on a Sunday and mets lots of other friendly hikers, dogs, and mountain bikers.

Definitely worth the drive to the Westside for a non-Runyon off leash option.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Definitely a great workout! Lots of elevation change.

trail running
Monday, January 23, 2017

In and out trail to Nike Missile Site. Either fire road or small trail within the brush can be taken to mix up difficulty.

trail running
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Good for trail running. Wide trail, good ascents and descents, amazing views, not too crowded, and a bathroom and water stop along the trail. Started from the trail head on Westridge Rd to the Fire Station 109 on Mulholland - 11.8 mile RT.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Really loved the view and steady incline. Lots of pups on the trail with friendly owners.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This is great and really one of my favorites but this should really be called Westridge Fire Trail. Mandeville has an amazing loop if you take it to the end.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Not overly crowded, good for dogs, easy parking. Good walk for length and a consistent incline that doesn't leave you gasping.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

This is ranked as moderate but its definitely an easier trail. The foot traffic and dog activity wasnt too congested which was great! A lot of mountain bikers going up and down so if your dog (or you!) are skittish, might not be the best trail!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Love this trail! Good for easy (fire road) or harder (ridges) hiking. Fun to get to the water tower. Love having dogs off leash.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Love that my dog can be off leash. Lots of space for bikers to pass by. Super dusty and no shade. Can get hot early. Best to walk early morning.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great hike! This can be casual or more intense as there is an additional trail to the right of the fire access road. Fantastic for trail running. It gets hot in the sun so bring plenty of water and try to start before 8am. There is plenty of street parking available.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Nice wide trail, not too many other people. Would probably be great for mountain biking or trail running. But the lack of cover and lack of variation doesn't make for the best hike. Nonetheless there are some very nice views.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Really liked the setup of the hike. You can get a good workout on the very wide gradual incline for hiking, or you can go off the beaten path and take the biking path for a steep workout. We parked for free at the small parking area (fits about 10 cars or so) near the bottom of the course or there's free street parking. At the top (midway point 3.7 miles), there's a nice rest area with shade, picnic tables, a water fountain, a couple of telescopes (25 cents) for viewing, a tower to walk up to have a 360 degree viewing experience, and a pay phone (50 cents) if you don't have reception or a phone. It was a great day with my daughter, her dog (loved it), and her friend. Mountain side is very green and nice to look at during the hike. Highly recommend it.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Love this trail...You can choose the lower trail or the higher with the hills.. Make it as hard or easy as you'd like...Beware :O There are snakes out .. Huge gofer snake just chillin in the middle of the trail.. If your planing on taking other trails... I'd love it if you'd check us out on FB Go Hike SoCal and post your hikes there..

trail running
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Great for trail running. Plenty of views and good elevation gain with some downhills in the right places. You can make this into as long of a run as you want 7.4 out and back or 10+ and you can't go wrong on there views up here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Awesome trail with amazing views. You can take either the trail or the dirt road. They cross a couple times in the beginning so you can decide what you're up for. We started on the much more strenuous trail and decided to switch to the dirt road. From what I can tell most people take the road.

The beginning of the trail smelled horrible from all the dog poop (I now understand why dogs aren't allowed on some trails.) but don't let that deter you, it stops after a little bit.

Overall a wonderful experience :)

Monday, December 14, 2015

A classic Cadillac of California trails. Wide and encouraging travel at cruising speed as you take in the wide open views and enjoy the steady ups and downs.
Plenty of room for people walking dogs, running and riding bikes with no concern of collision. Plenty of little side trails to run on as well.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Off leash trail with amazing views of Los Angeles.

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