We drove up Mandeville Canyon and hiked to the missile radar platform. It's a very cool spot with awesome views, it's near the top of the Santa Monica mountains and you have a 360 degree view of Los Angeles; you can see the Valley, the eastside, Downtown LA, all the way to the beach. It's probably about a 2-3 mile hike roundtrip and a little steep in spots. We brought a lots of water for us and the dogs and made many stops in the shade, but it was quite hot! We had a nice time though, and the dogs did too; they love being off-leash and I enjoy watching them explore. We couldn't do much afterward but lounge around and watch lots of cooking shows on tv.
|View of the missile radar site|
|Observation platform with 360 degree views of LA|
|My favorite part of hiking; a nice escape from civilization|
|View towards the Valley|
|View towards East Valley / Hollywood|
|Otis trotting off towards the next shady spot|