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Mission Point Out-and-Back

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Trail

4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer out and back
74% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,260' 384 m
Descent: -1,260' -384 m
High: 2,769' 844 m
Low: 1,509' 460 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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

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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.

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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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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
Concrete pond just off the trail. They're very hard to see here, and hard to see in person, but there are fish.
Jun 10, 2018 near San Fer…, CA

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