San Vicente Mountain Park
17500 Mulholland Dr.
San Vicente Mountain Park offers the visitor stunning 360-degree views, access to a large network of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails, and picnic areas.
The park also provides a glimpse into United States military history. Numerous self-guided interpretive displays explain how from 1956-1968, San Vicente Mountain was one of sixteen Los Angeles area Nike-Ajax supersonic anti-aircraft missile launch sites. During the Cold War, Nike sites were located in defensive rings surrounding key urban and industrial areas throughout the United States.
The original radar tower now provides visitors with spectacular views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Encino Reservoir and San Fernando Valley, and the Los Angeles Basin. It is one of the region’s premiere locations to watch a Western sunset.
This trail gets very hot mid-day, so we recommend going in the morning or evening!