Hiking Distance: 3.6 Miles Round Trip Hiking Time: 2 Hours Configuration: Out-And-Back Elevation Gain: 600 Feet Difficulty: Easy To Moderate Exposure: Exposed Slopes And Ridge Dogs: Allowed
Maps: U.S.G.S. Beverly Hills Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Map
The Getty View Trail In Bel Air Ascends The Steep Hillside From Sepulveda Pass To Sepulveda Fire Road, An Unpaved Road On The Ridgeline. A Three- Quarter Mile Trail Climbs Through Chaparral And Pockets Of Live Oak And Toyon, Providing Access To A Section Of The 376-Acre Sepulveda Pass Open Space.
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The Ridge-Top Trail Overlooks Hoag Canyon, With Sweeping Vistas Of The Getty Center Museum, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, And The Pacific Ocean.
To The Trailhead
Heading Northbound From Los Angeles On The San Diego Freeway/Interstate 405, Take The Getty Center Drive Exit. Turn Left (North) 0.1 Mile To The Trailhead Parking Lot On The Right, Just Before Crossing Under The Freeway.
Heading Southbound From The San Fernando Valley On The San Diego Freeway/Interstate 405, Take The Getty Center Drive Exit. Turn Left (South) And Cross Under The Freeway To The Trailhead Parking Lot, Immediately On The Left.
From The Trailhead Map, Bear Left (North) On The Signed Trail, And Head Up The Side Canyon Past Sycamore Trees. Switchbacks Lead Up The Chaparral-Covered Hillside East Of Sepulveda Pass. The Views Improve With Every Step. Switchbacks Make The Elevation Gain Easier. At 0.6 Miles, The Trail Reaches The Ridge And A T-Junction With The Sepulveda Fire Road.
Bear Left On The Ridge-Hugging Dirt Road Above The Deep And Undeveloped
Hoag Canyon. A Footpath Parallels The Road On The West, Gaining Elevation To An Incredible Overlook By An Isolated Oak Tree. The Footpath Parallels The Cliffs And Rejoins The Fire Road. A Short Distance Ahead, A Second Side Path On The Left Parallels The Road To Additional Overlooks Before Rejoining The Road Again. At 0.4 Miles, The Pavement Begins At A Gated Residential Area.
Return South, Back To The Getty View Trail Junction. Continue South On The Fire Road While Descending Along The Ridge. An Undulating Footpath Parallels The East Side Of The Road, Overlooking Hoag Canyon. At 0.7 Miles The Fire Road Ends At Casiano Road In Bel Air Estates, Where Views Open Up Across West Los Angeles. Return Along The Same Route. I
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