Coldwater Canyon Park Map

Cross Mountain Park System

12601 Mulholland Drive Beverly Hills

Hiking Distance: 2.7-Mile Loop Hiking Time: 1.5 Hours

Configuration: Loop (Partially On Residential Streets)

Elevation Gain: 500 Feet Difficulty: Easy

Exposure: Exposed Slopes And Shaded Canyon Dogs: Allowed

Maps: U.S.G.S. Van Nuys Trails Illustrated Santa Monica Mountains Nat’L Rec Area

Coldwater Canyon Park (44 Acres) Is Home To Treepeople Park, A Non-Profit Educational Facility Known For Planting More Than A Million Trees. Treepeople, Which Maintains And Improves Coldwater Canyon Park, Includes A Tree Nursery, Fruit Orchard, Organic Garden, And The Magic Forest Nature Trail. The Adjacent Wilacre Park Is Formerly The Estate Of Silent Film Star Will Acres.

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The 128-Acre Greenbelt In Studio City Contains Chaparral-Covered Ridges And Wooded Canyons Surrounded By Residential Homes. This Loop Hike Crosses Coldwater Canyon Park And Wilacre Park, Offering Panoramic Views Of The San Fernando Valley.

Coldwater Canyon Wilacre Park Loop

Cross Mountain Park System

From Sunset Boulevard In Beverly Hills, Head North On Beverly Drive For 0.6 Miles. At The Fork, Go Right Onto Coldwater Canyon Drive. Continue 3 Miles To An Intersection With Mulholland Drive. Go To The Left, Staying On Coldwater Canyon Drive, And Drive 0.4 Miles To The Posted Coldwater Canyon/Treepeople Park On The Right. Turn Right Into The Parking Area.

From The Ventura Freeway/Highway 101 In Studio City, Exit On Coldwater Canyon Drive. Head 2.5 Miles South To The Intersection With Mulholland Drive. The Posted Coldwater Canyon/Treepeople Park Entrance Is On The Left (East) Side Of The Intersection.

The Hike

From The Information Kiosk At The Far End Of The Parking Area, Bear Left On The Nature Trail, And Head 30 Yards To A Junction. Cut Back Sharply To The Right, And Follow The Wide Path On An Easy Downhill Grade To The Second Hillside Level. Switchback To The Left And Descend To The Third Level And A Junction With The Dearing Mountain Trail. Begin The Loop To The Left, Gaining Elevation While Crossing The Head Of Iredell Canyon. Cross A Small Saddle And Curve Around The Hillside To Sweeping Bird’S-Eye Views Of The Valley. Continue On A Slow But Steady Descent With Wide Curves. Along The Way, The Trail Becomes A Narrow, Paved Path, Winding Through Cypress And Pine Tree Groves. The Trail Ends At The Wilacre Park Trailhead On Fryman Road At 1.5 Miles. For A Loop Hike, Follow Fryman Road 0.15 Miles To The Right To Iredell Street. Bear Right And Walk A Half Mile Through A Residential Area, Curving Left Onto Iredell Lane To The Cul-De-Sac At The End Of The Street. (The Trail To Fryman Canyon Hike 64 Is To The Left, Shortly Before The Cul-De-Sac.) Pick Up The Posted Dearing Mountain Trail, And Ascend The Hillside Along The Open Space Boundary. Make A Wide Right Curve, Completing The Loop. Return To The Left And Stroll Through The Magic Forest Nature Trail.

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