O'Melveny Park Loop to Mission Point

MODERATE 83 reviews
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O'Melveny Park Loop to Mission Point is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Granada Hills, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,437 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Yes, good uphill workout. Going counter-clockwise the descent can be a little steep and treacherous.

1 month ago

Great workout ! The major incline towards the end will kick your butt! Definitely go early on hot days.

2 months ago

Moderate nice view

hiking
2 months ago

Went hiking at 4am to see the sunset it was amazing

hiking
3 months ago

we hiked from Equestrian path to groove trail and down to ol melvenny trail... It's a workout but we got lured by the pretty flowers lol... the wildflowers were pretty but half way up to the top, we found out we hiked the harder way lol...so coming down was easier and very plain nothing floral loll....next time we may try other trails lol

hiking
3 months ago

Great work out! Sweet view.

3 months ago

Good way to start preparing for Half-Dome.

hiking
4 months ago

Such a great workout! My butt and calfs were sore for days. The bench at the peak was my fav with, one if my fav quotes engraved into it. Burned about 1800 calories doing this hike. Major incline on the way up.

4 months ago

Did the hike starting on the left (clockwise) IT IS HARD. Steep incline the entire way up to the top. Zero shade. Bring extra water. Once you get to the top it is well worth it. Cute little box with pens and paper to leave a note. Nice view. Second half of hike is relaxing and all down hill.

hiking
5 months ago

Did it counter clockwise, which is "supposedly" the easier route. MmHmm. There is also a bench about 2.5 miles up, tree shade and a "Box for your Troubles" (you write on a piece a paper your troubles and slip it into the magical box. It's a pretty good work out. Quite a few steep areas before getting to the bench. No shade except at the 2.5 mile mark - so it would be really hot in the heat. After getting to the bench to continue to the plaque, we ended up taking the steep route not realizing there was an easier way to get up there. It's alright, booty gains! The views are really neat. You can see a lot of the north, east, west San Fernando Valley and the aqueduct. Probably even South SFV. i dunno but you can see far!!

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing view of the valley, highly recommend going early in the morning as it gets very hot in the afternoons and there's little shade.

hiking
8 months ago

It was a gorgeous hike with stunning vistas! We took our dog and he had a blast. Does have some steep inclines so take your time and don't start this hike after 1pm (especially in winter time) so you can take plenty of breaks and enjoy before it gets dark.

9 months ago

Great hike... nice trail and good butt burn!

hiking
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Our regular trek. Partly covered. Great paths, many small creeks at different times of the year.

hiking
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Beautiful hike with a challenging but manageable incline. We went after it rained and the scenery couldn't be more gorgeous. I highly recommend wearing hiking boots with good traction and bringing walking sticks! I fell in the mud a few times as the ground was very slippery. Can't wait to go back for more!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

One of the most satisfying and beautiful views ever!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

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

Monday, August 29, 2016

This trail is nothing but "moderate" it is hard!!! Beautiful but hard.
We suggest do the loop counter-clock-wise, so the climb is easier and gradual.
Start the day as early as you can when it it still cool. We did it in late August, started at 7am, by 9 we were really hot. The whole trail took us 3.5 hrs walk, with some breaks and many water stops.
Obviously water, hats, good walking shoes are a must. Walking polls can really help too especially on the steep portions of the trail - and there are many...
There are many short cuts along this trail, we suggest not to take them. Stay on the main trail as Snakes are abundant in the summer, especially rattle snakes.
All in all this was a very good experience, and the view is breathtaking, especially from the look out point all the way to the top. Don't miss it.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Excellent cardio!!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Great Hike Up To The Bench,, I love this place :)

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