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Mandeville Canyon Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily 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.

Length 7.1 mi Elevation gain 1,102 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Partially paved Views Wild flowers No shade Historic site
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Great views of the coastline and the greater area of Los Angeles

Street parking (free)

Google "mandeville canyon park".

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Norma Sanchez
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Daniel Schroeder
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Francesca K
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HikingNo shade
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Alex Cabrera
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Leanna Hutto
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HikingGreat!No shade

Beautiful trail, great for a morning or evening hike! Definitely would not do midday with the heat but the views were spectacular!

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Alex Cabrera
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Alex Cabrera
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Stephen Odom
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Decent

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Jonathan Garcia
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HikingGreat!No shade

A relatively easy trail which consists mainly of a well-maintained fire road -- it's a great route to dip your toes into trail-running as the grade is relatively mild and even along the ~3.5 miles to San Vicente Mountain Park. In the summer, the hillsides are rusty with California Buckwheat amidst a backdrop of evergreen Laurel Sumac and plenty of Hollyleaf Cherry to attract your favorite swallowtails. Keep an eye out for the long tubular flowers of California fuschia which will be blooming well into late-summer. Unfortunately, it is also riddled with dog poop and, in some spots, trash at the side of the trail (hence the 3/5 rating -- people suck). It also very exposed with very little shade -- make sure to bring plenty of water and lather on that sunscreen if you plan on hiking on a summer day. The park atop San Vicente Mountain houses an old, decommissioned Nike missile site which provided ground-to-air defense during the cold war. Neat!

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Amanda Phan
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Gurpreet Singh
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Mountain biking

Lots of loose dirt made the big descents very scary. Great climbing engine builder.

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Thomas Ross
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Outstanding

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Samuel Lipton
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Stephen Odom
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HikingNo shade

Meh decent trail

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Ly Sandra
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Mika Eddy
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Dog friendly, easy to social distance, very little shade and sometimes you do bump into a snake or two. Offers two, interloping paths - a more challenging hilly hike or a gentle rambling flat slope.

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Soufo C.
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Easy 7-8 miles, but kinda boring. It’s for exercising more than enjoying (after you’ve done it once). Like the Palisades Runyon Canyon. The Palisades Highlands Trail to Trippet Ranch is the equivalent distance and severity (if you stop at the bathroom hub that connects Eagle Rock, Reseda and Palisades) but is more scenic and tranquil.

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Olivia Woohoo
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HikingNo shade

Great trail for exercise and social distancing since it’s a wide fire road

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Katie Phillips
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HikingNo shade

We had fun, open trail with no shade. Nice view at the top. Great fast paced walking.

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Minzhi Zhu
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Going up to Nike missile defense insulation. Going up using fire road was kinda boring. Coming back with the hills have great views looking at dtla to Santa Monica.

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Namaste Faustino
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HikingGreat!

Directions made it easy to find. I showed up around 8 am and the little parking lot was full. Lots of people were parked in the neighborhood so I just parked down the hill. Easy to find a spot. I love how the trail is a steady incline, not too steep, perfect for a good workout (or trail running!). Also, it's a nice wide fire trail so really easy to pass people. Since it was early, the way the sun was landing at this time of year, there were a fair amount of shady spots that was nice. This is a popular trail for people to bring their dogs. Trail ends at a high area where you've got great views.

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Sofia Rodriguez
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Really great trail! Had a fun hike but there are many bikers and many dogs off leash which can some times be annoying. Go early if you don’t want as many people. I was on the trail at 6:30 am and the climb up was nice and on the way down, it was much more crowded. There are bathrooms at the top of the mountain

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daniella rivkah
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getting to the hike is through a residential area. there is a parking ‘’lot’’ with about 5 or 6 parking spaces. to get there is very simple. it was an easy, fulfilling hike. anyone can hike it. if you ever feel like you can’t, you can’t always turn around. there was a consistent slight incline but also usually flat. offered two paths, the trail and the fire road that were somewhat parallel. they often met up with each other. the trail offers more of an incline and intensity. you are up in the mountains. the views are ineffable- you feel elevated, above the world. there was barely anyone on the trail. just be cautious for mountain bikers, but other than that you essentially feel alone on the hike which is awesome. the trail is very wide and even if there are people you can social distancing to the max. barely any shade, wear a hat and bring water. you can run the hike or you can walk it, running is a great option tho. solid bathrooms at the top of the mountain. cell service is eh. really just a serene hike. i totally recommend.

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Alex McCalmont
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Mountain biking

Went up the fire road and down the ridge trail. Smooth and awesome views.

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Avinoam Baral
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stephanie barron
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Nice hike. Dogs but well behaved or on leash. Lots of masks. Respectful bikers. Go early

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Brett LaPlante
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Renée Lusano
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