• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Map and Site Information: San Vicente Mountain Park

San Vicente

San Vicente Mountain Park offers stunning 360-degree views, access to a large network of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails, bathrooms and picnic areas Located in the heart of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains on the unpaved portion of Mulholland Drive just 2.7 miles west of the 405 freeway, the 10.2-acre park is a gateway to Westridge Canyonback Park, and the 20,000-acre “Big Wild” wilderness area. It is one of the region’s premiere locations to watch a Western sunset. The park can be reached by a ten-minute walk along a wide dirt road from the parking area.

Biking, restrooms, pets on leash, picnic area, easy hiking, moderate hiking, strenuous hiking, wildflower viewing, and wildlife viewing.
San Vicente

Site Info & Map

San Vicente Mountain Park Map (JPG - 525 KB)


San Fernando Valley: Ventura Fwy (101) to Balboa Blvd exit. South (right) on Balboa Blvd. for 0.75 mile. East (left) onVentura Blvd for 0.5 mile and turn south (right) on Hayvenhurst Ave. for 1.5 miles then west (right) on Encino Hills Dr. Veer left on Mulholland Dr. Park is at the end of the road.

Los Angeles: Ventura Fwy (101) to Hayvenhurst Ave. exit. South (left) for 2 miles then west (right) on Encino Hills Dr. Veer left on Mulholland Dr. Park is at the end of the road.


This site is managed and operated by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

Did You Know?

Backbone trail hikes lead to views of mountains, canyons, and the Pacific Ocean.

Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.