Another view of the Mentryville ghost town, from a hilltop trail. There's a cluster of buildings to peer at here, including an old schoolhouse that dates back to when this area was producing a lot of oil - in fact the earliest well in LA can be seen here (or what's left of it.) The road in-out of the canyon is paved, which makes it easy for walking and biking, and it takes you past several other oil-boom artifacts.
The town buildings are supposedly open for touring occasionally, but you have to contact the historical society of record to find out when (it's not a regularly scheduled thing in other words. ) However you can walk all around and take cool photos; and the various side trails lead to little bridges, benches, shady brooks and other neat surprises.
Note this is one of those parks you can't just walk into easily; the SaMo Mtns Conservancy charges to park and it was a fairly steep $7 last time we checked, no telling if there's a fee now or how much. Caveat Emptor.
Visit LA Mountains com for directions and info.
One of the rare times that the photographer is in front of the camera. Day 2 of 👻 town bike tour .
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You don't need to leave LA to find a real ghost town - we have several tucked away here and there. See original oil-drilling equipment and artifacts, old buildings and hiking trails at Mentryville in Pico Canyon.