Tarzana, California: Vanalden Cave

Locally known cave in the hills is a 20-ft. high room in sandstone, carved with initials, cartoon heads and skulls, and other graffiti.
Address:
Vanalden Blvd, Tarzana, CA
Directions:
US Hwy 101 exit 24 to Ventura Blvd east, turn south on Vanalden Ave. and go 3 mi. to end. Hike 1/3 mile on Vanalden Trail side trail on left climbing hill to cave.
Hours:
Unsupervised, at your own risk.
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Vanalden Cave.

Vanalden Cave

The trail up is pretty obvious until you get to the forks. At the first fork, go left on the more established trail. At the second fork, go left. When you hit the bottom of the ravine, go right. The cave will be visible within a few meters.

The place seems to be a hangout for the local youth, I encountered two small groups of them. Friendly enough, but be advised.

[Lil, 01/30/2015]

Vanalden Cave.

Vanalden Cave

A cave in the woods a quarter mile hike from the southern end of Vanalden Blvd. made of soft sandstone and carved with numerous designs.

[Joseph Francis, 07/26/2013]

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