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Mission Point from O'Melveny Park

Saturday Morning Hikers
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Feb 10 8:00AM - 12:00PM

What we'll do
THREE TREES TRAIL -- FOR THE THREE REASONS TO CELEBRATE THIS WEEK. Were on a mission to commemorate the second day of competition in PyeongChang; Valentines Day mid-week, and the soon-to-be-start of the Year of the Dog. The snack options are a little overwhelming.

At 2,771 feet, Mission Point (aka, Peak) is the highest peak in the San Fernando Valley, in the second-largest park (after Griffith) in Los Angeles County. At the top, there's a stone monument dedicated to Dr. Mario A. Decampos, an active hiker and well-known family doctor in the area. The plaque on the marker reads, Here marks a lovely spot to share the delicious snacks you brought with your fellow hikers.

Sorry Dr. Decampos. The plaque really reads, Share this peaceful retreat and enjoy the beauty. Well start from the convenient OMelveny Park and warm up by walking up Sesnon Way (sidewalk/road) about three-fourths of a mile to the trailhead at the Neon Way cul-de-sac. Well head up the Sulfur Spring Fire Road, and climb steadily to Three Trees Trail. This leads to a grove of surprise four oak trees, just below the summit of Mission Point. After a break to take in the views and some snacks, well head back down to OMelveny Park via a fire road/Grotto Trail with beautiful vistas the entire way. Note since this is a fairly short hike, we may continue up a bit toward Weldon Canyon Motorway just to check out the views from there.

Thanks to George M. for recommending this hike years ago, and confirming it was still open now.

A few links:

1. The LA Mountains site for OMelveny Park: http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=78
2. Trail map to Mission Point: https://www.dropbox.com/s/recj87roa7fryhy/mission_point_detail-1024x773.jpg?dl=0

STATS Level: Moderate
Gain: 1,700 ft.
Distance: ~ 6 miles
Time: 3-1/2 hours
Type: Sidewalk, paved road, fire road and single track trail
Dogs: Permitted on leash
Water: Available at the park
Restrooms: Available at the park
Parking: Free lot
Bring: Water, sunscreen, a hat, and, as the plaque directs, some snacks of your themed choice to share at the plaque.

DIRECTIONS
For GPS purposes, the parks address is: 17300 Sesnon Blvd., Granada Hills.
This is just off a number of freeways (210, 118, 405 and 5) and there are many ways to reach it, so review the map and choose the best option for you. The Parks page (link above)
suggests:

Take the 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway and exit Balboa Blvd. Turn north, driving 2 miles to Sesnon, turn left going west .6 mile, turn right at park entrance.

Heres the map. https://goo.gl/maps/Q337rirF3mQ2
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