Mulholland – One of the Most Scenic Parts of the City of LA?
Perhaps the road most often thought about when Los Angeles is brought up is Mulholland Drive. No, it’s not named after the former Twins pitcher, if that’s what you are thinking.
Instead, it is a scenic ride that takes a person out of the city and into the heights above it. Keep reading for more info as part of our ongoing series on the history and geography of the greater LA area.
Drive Up on a Sunday Afternoon
Mulholland Driver includes a large portion of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains. It gains its name from one of the LA area’s chief architects, Wiliam Mulholland. It is featured in many different songs and movies, and one film is directly named after it.
The 21-mile long road is a part of the most scenic drives in the city and meets up with US 101 and the Mulholland Highway. The view is breathtaking, including a significant portion of the town and the San Fernando Valley.
The nearby Mulholland Highway runs for about 50 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains all the way to Highway 1 near Malibu. Like Mulholland Drive, it is one of the most scenic areas in the overall greater Los Angeles area. The two together form the Mulholland Scenic Corridor. A portion of the area is unpaved to allow for cyclists and pedestrians.
Together, it is easy to understand why and how these two drives became such an integral part of the roadways and cultures of LA.
This is one of our many articles on the history and culture of Los Angeles. Are you from the Mulholland area and have an idea of something that we might add? Drop us a line or send us an email for more info or to tell us how we are doing. We appreciate all of our readers’ feedback.
Driving Directions to Ehline Law Firm from Mulholland Scenic Corridor.
Drive 22 min (12.1 miles) via Hollywood Blvd and US-101 S from Mulholland Scenic Overlook at 8591 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
- Get on US-101 S from Laurel Canyon Blvd, Hollywood Blvd and N Highland Ave 18 min (4.8 mi)
- Take the Interstate 110 S exit from CA-110 15 min (6.8 mi)
- Continue on W 4th St.
- Take S Hope St to W 5th St 3 min (0.5 mi)
Driving Directions to Ehline Law Firm from Mulholland Highway.
Drive 51 min (45.5 miles) via US-101 S from Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA.
- Get on US-101 S in Thousand Oaks 18 min (7.2 mi)
- Follow US-101 S to Los Angeles.
- Take the Interstate 110 S exit from CA-110 48 min (37.6 mi)
- Continue on W 4th St.
- Drive to W 5th St 3 min (0.7 mi)
Major Point of Interest: LA’s Hill Street.