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Mission Point Out-and-Back

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

74%

Runnable

2,769' 844 m

High

1,509' 460 m

Low

1,260' 384 m

Up

1,260' 384 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

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.

Description

Start at the end of Neon Way. The trail is straightforward fire road that climbs steadily up the hill. Good views are available from much of the trail, if you'd like something a little shorter. Near the top a segment of the fire road has been closed off for the security of the adjacent gas field; there is a singletrack with switchbacks to the right that replaces it. After reaching the "Three Trees" - everybody calls it that, except that there are actually four - continue to the right on the fire road, looping around the peak, until you reach a hairpin spur to the left that leads to the top.

Return the way you came.

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.

Flora & Fauna

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

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Shared By:

Jordan Brown

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

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  4.5 from 4 votes
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#347

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Photos

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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