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South End Of Dixie Canyon Place Sherman Oaks

Hiking Distance: 0.7-Mile Loop Hiking Time: 30 Minutes Configuration: Loop Elevation Gain: 300 Feet Difficulty: Very Easy Exposure: Shaded Canyon Dogs: Allowed

Maps: U.S.G.S. Van Nuys Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Topo Map

Dixie Canyon Park Is A Small, 20-Acre, Heavily Wooded Canyon Overlooking The San Fernando Valley In Sherman Oaks. The Open Space Was Donated To The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy By Actor/Director Warren Beatty In 1986. Tucked Into The North Slope Of The Santa Monica Mountains, The Shaded Canyon Is Rich With California Black Walnut And Coast Live Oak, With An Understory Of Mushrooms, Ferns, Fungus, And Poison Oak. A Perennial Stream Flows Through The Heart Of The Parkland. A Short Hiking-Only Loop Trail Winds Through The Canyon Along Both Sides Of The Stream.

 

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To The Trailhead

From The Ventura Freeway/Highway 101 In Sherman Oaks, Exit On Woodman Avenue. Drive A Half Mile South To Ventura Boulevard. Turn Left And Continue 0.4 Miles To Dixie Canyon Avenue. Turn Right And Go 0.7 Miles South To Dixie Canyon Place. Veer Left On Dixie Canyon Place And Go 0.2 Miles Up The Narrow Road To The Signed Trailhead At The End Of The Cul-De-Sac. Park Along The Side Of The Road.

The Hike

Walk To The End Of The Cul-De-Sac, And Pass The Trailhead Sign. Climb The Concrete Steps And Cross To The East Side Of The Stream. Follow The Lush, Narrow Canyon Upstream. Recross The Drainage On The Second Bridge. At The Third Crossing Is A Bridge And A Junction. Begin The Loop On The Right Fork And Head Up The Hillside. Traverse The West Canyon Wall On The Serpentine Path. At 0.3 Miles, Cross The Waterway And Loop Back On The East Side Of The Canyon. Weave Down The Hillside With The Aid Of Four Switchbacks, Completing The Loop At The Third Bridge.

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