O'Melveny Park is a hiking and biking trail in Los Angeles, California. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 1,339 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 162 feet.
O'Melveny Park Professional Reviews and Guides
"O’Melveny Park takes its name from the well-known family of Los Angeles lawyers who once owned a “gentleman’s ranch” here. John O’Melveny bought the land in 1941 and called it CJ Ranch. Cattle roamed the hills, a citrus orchard was planted, and family members enjoyed spending weekends roaming the mountains. Although areas near the ranch were oil-rich, exploration on the ranch was unsuccessful. The O’Melvenys deeded half their ranch to Los Angeles, and the city purchased the rest. The 720-acre park, which opened to the public in 1981, includes a large developed picnic area and rugged wildland laced with 10 miles of trail. One of Southern California’s many faults, the Santa Susana, tweaked the mountains of O’Melveny Park, with the happy result of helping to form Bee Canyon. The canyon is an ideal tyke hike; kids love poking around the lushly vegetated creek bottom."
--John McKinney, Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
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