A quick run through the Santa Monica Mountains off of Reseda Blvd. offering a getaway from the hustle and bustle in the valley below.
The upper part of the parking area, near the end of Reseda, is a fee area. There's a sign marking the start of the fee area, and a yellow line across the road. There's a stop sign in the middle of the parking area, slightly above the start of the fee area.
The trailhead for the Caballero Canyon Trail
lies across Reseda Blvd. from the Braemar Country Club. Free parking can be found along the boulevard.
From the trailhead, the run takes you down a dirt path that follows a creek running parallel to Reseda Blvd. The trail meanders south while steadily gaining elevation. Roughly one mile into the run the trail enters Topanga State Park before coming to its juncture with Mulholland Drive
Follow Mulholland Drive
to the right to to continue the run. After roughly 1/4 mile along the dirt path you come across trail junctions with the Bent Arrow Trail
and the Rustic Canyon Trail
. Stay on Mulholland Drive
until you reach a junction with a sign pointing you in the direction of Mulholland Gateway Park, turn right here to go toward the park. After nearly 1/4 mile you'll reach the park at the end of the path. From here you can follow Reseda Blvd. back to the original trailhead for the Caballero Canyon Trail
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store