Los Angeles, California: LA-96 Nike Missile Site

Facility preserved from Cold War era Soviet bomber defense ring of 16 Nike-Ajax missile bases around Los Angeles, 1956-1968. Old radar tower can be climbed for scenic view.

San Vicente Mountain Park

17500 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles, CA
From Southbound I-405 Exit 61, turn left on Skirball Center Dr., left on Mulholland Dr., follow for 2.7 miles to left onto Water and Power Pole Rd. Look for Park sign. 10 minute walk from parking.
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NIke base.

LA-96 Nike Missile Site

Hike up, don't drive . A lot more fun!

[Steven Adkins, 05/26/2013]

Cold War era Nike missile control site has a number of preserved structures -- part of a defensive ring of bases to ward off Soviet bombers. Up in the hills, so a nice hike.

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