O'Melveny Park

Hiking Trails

Bee Canyon Trail
This trail starts in O'Melveny Park in Granada Hills. It starts out as a wide trail, actually you have a choice of two dirt trails or one paved trail which all join back together again. After these three trails join together, Bee Canyon trail starts to get smaller. After a mile, Mission Point trail climbs the ridge to the west. After that junction Bee Canyon trail becomes smaller still. Starting here the trail starts criss-crossing the creek. This will make the trail difficult or impassable during the winter or after storms. The trail is not maintained except through foot traffic. This upper portion is somewhat bushy and has poison oak. After approximately two miles there is a steep ridge line trail up the grassy west side of the canyon. Half way up the mountain it meets a trail that once was a road but is now mostly a cow trail. This trail meets the top of the ridge about 1/2 mile from Mission Point. The canyon beyond this point is largely unused and choked with brush.
Trailhead: O'Melveny Park on Sesnon Blvd. in Granada Hills.

Grassland Trail - Elevation Change: 950 ft
This is a steep and grassy trail in O'Melveny Park that starts on the horse trail and climbs the mountain to join Sulphur Spring Trail. There are several trail connections to Sulphur Spring Trail. Most of these trails are faint trails in the grass on old graded roads. They don't get much use.
Trailhead: This trail starts from the equestrian trail in O'Melveny Park. Sulphur Spring Trail starts on Neon Way

Loop Trail - Elevation Change: 200 ft
A short steep loop trail in O'Melveny Park. The trail overlooks a small active oil field. Stay to the right as you enter the park to find this trail.
Trailhead: O'Melveny Park on Sesnon Boulevard in Granada Hills; stay to the right as you enter the park.

Mission Point Trail - Elevation Change: 950 ft
A trail in O'Melveny Park that follows an old road up a grassy slope from Bee Canyon Trail to Sulphur Spring Trail a short distance from Mission Point. Three quarters of the way up the trail is a junction. One route goes almost horizontal across the mountainside to Sulphur Spring Trail. The other route continues up the ridge to Sulphur Spring Trail close to Mission Point.
Trailhead: Bee Canyon Trail starts in O'Melveny Park and Sulphur Spring Trail starts on Neon Way

Nature Trail - Elevation Change: 200 ft
This trail starts from the equestrian trail in O'Melveny Park. It is a brushy trail up a small ridge. The most obvious trail is a dead end trail up the ridge which the park map lists as the South Rim Trail. The Nature Trail cuts off from the South Rim Trail with a steep section and then works its way over to the Grassland Trail.
Trailhead: O'Melveny Park on Sesnon Boulevard in Granada Hills; stay to the left as you enter the park.

Orcutt Lease Trail - Length: 2.5 km [1.5 mi]; Elevation change: 400 ft
This is an old dirt road that has degraded into a trail. It has a gentle slope.
A narrow steep trail connects the lower portion of the Orcutt Lease Trail with the upper portion of the Sulphur Springs Trail.
Another narrow steep trail connects the upper end of the Orcutt Lease trail with the Sesnon Road-Trail and also Aliso Canynon Trail. If you miss this path down the ridge, in a quarter mile you will intersect a Gas Company service road. Turn-around, please do not trespass on the Gas Company property.
Trailhead: This trail goes up the hill (not level), starting on the western end of Sesnon Blvd in Granada Hills.

Sulphur Spring Trail - Length: 4.3 km [2.6 mi]; Elevation change: 1270 ft
This is an old dirt road leading from Neon Way in Granada Hills up to Mission Point in 4.3 kilometers (2.7 mi) with a fine view of San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles, and the Santa Clarita area. The trail passes Sulphur Spring early on. A steep grassy path parallels this trail on the ridgeline following a gas pipeline. The trail continues north along the ridgeline from Mission Point. Two trails branch off of this trail towards Bee Canyon. One steep trail branches off of Sulphur Spring Trail towards the lower portion of the Orcutt Lease Trail. Please do not take other trails west from the top of this hill, at least one trail trespasses on the Gas Company property. If you find pavement on this hill, please turn around.
Sulphur Spring Trail is also known as the Dr. Mario A. DeCampus Trail.
Trailhead: The northern end of Neon Way in Granada Hills.

Neighboring Areas

Chatsworth/Porter Ranch

Newhall Pass

Towsley Canyon

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