I love hiking. I especially love hiking when it ends at a cool site like a waterfall, or in this case, the abandoned Los Angeles Natzi Compound.
The hike itself was pretty easy, according to my GPS app, I hiked about 5 miles. To get to the good part, you walk about a mile and see an opening in a gate, or go further and walk another half mile where you will see an iron gate. Both directions will take you to the final destination.
I opted for the opening in the gate, which I named, The Path of the Never Ending Stairs. I think I read somewhere that there were 300 steps, I believe it. I thought I was never going to see a flat surface again. We took a right after the stairs, then turned left at the fork where we were greeted by an abandoned shack.
This is the part where my stubborness came in handy, you have to keep going after the shack. It seems like there’s nothing after the shack but oh, you would be wrong. Just follow the red markers on the trees and it will verify you are on the right path. About 5 minutes, you’ll see a huge cactus and a little behind that is a rusted arch way, attached to a building that is completely in ruins.
A couple of step and ta-da! The brick building now fully covered in graffiti. It’s very creepy. Empty, covered in spray paint, it’s hard to imagine what it looked like before it was abandoned.
This was such a fun hike, you got everything. A great view of the Santa Monica mountains on the way up, a little bit of nature and just the perfect amount of historic creepiness to keep you entertained.
I can’t wait to take my friends here, definitley something to check out. Rumor has it, the City of LA purchased the land and there are talks of destroying it.