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Mario DeCampos Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

Climb through grassland to reach 270-degree views of the city and nearby hills.


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

78%

Runnable

2,723' 830 m

High

1,506' 459 m

Low

1,216' 371 m

Up

119' 36 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Hot Spring · Views

The fire road is blocked just below Three Trees; use switchbacks to the right.

Description

Starting in the suburbs, you climb through grassland to the rounded peak of Mission Point, with 270-degree views of the city and nearby hills. The trail is straightforward fire road except for a short segment that has been blocked off for security of the adjacent gas field; there is a singletrack with switchbacks to the right that replaces it. There is little shade, so this is best as a winter, spring, or night run. It makes an excellent night run, especially under a full moon. Most will run this to Mission Point, but the trail continues onto the junction with Sunshine Canyon Motorway.

Flora & Fauna

Grass, some kind of squash/gourd, oaks, mustard, sunflowers, rabbits, and lizards can all be found here.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jordan Brown

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

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On the top, under a full moon
Jun 28, 2018 near Northridge, CA
Monument and city views from the top
Jun 10, 2018 near Northridge, CA
Moonrise
Jun 28, 2018 near Northridge, CA
The San Fernando Valley
Jun 28, 2018 near Northridge, CA
"The Three Trees" - almost at the top. (But there are four.)
Jun 10, 2018 near Northridge, CA
View to the southeast - Van Norman Reservoir in the middle distance; Verdugo Mountains, San Gabriel Mountains, and Burbank in the distance
Jun 10, 2018 near Northridge, CA

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