O’Melveny Park

Sylmar, California

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This surprisingly rugged park on the northwestern city limits is the second-largest city park in Los Angeles. The lower reaches feature some lovely meadows and towering eucalyptus trees, and are a popular destination for locals. The trail network, like that of Griffith Park, is a bit on the unmaintained side: old ranch roads mix with wildlife trails and use-trails, nothing seems to be signed, and there's not a park map in sight. This outer loop utilizes some scrambly use-trails and paths, and will be a challenge for those not accustomed to a stair-climbing workout routine. Cross the bridge at the southwest corner of the parking area and stay on the pavement, passing some tall sycamores and an unexpected citrus grove--remnants of the region's past as the Cascade Ranch.

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"This surprisingly rugged park on the northwestern city limits is the second-largest city park in Los Angeles. The lower reaches feature some lovely meadows and towering eucalyptus trees, and are a popular destination for locals. The trail network, like that of Griffith Park, is a bit on the unmaintained side: old ranch roads mix with wildlife trails and use-trails, nothing seems to be signed, and there's not a park map in sight.

This outer loop utilizes some scrambly use-trails and paths, and will be a challenge for those not accustomed to a stair-climbing workout routine. Cross the bridge at the southwest corner of the parking area and stay on the pavement, passing some tall sycamores and an unexpected citrus grove--remnants of the region's past as the Cascade Ranch."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sylmar
Distance: 4.5
Elevation Gain: 1,440 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4-5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: O’Melveny Park
Local Maps: USGS Oat Mountain

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Jun 2018