Take a hike through Northridge.

Northridge is a neighborhood located on the northwest side of Los Angeles. The area sits on a fault line and was the site of the memorable earthquake in 1994. Despite its shaky foundation, Northridge is a popular neighborhood with a variety of residents. The Metrolink train is available to take commuters around LA, however, a car is necessary to complete most errands. 

California State University has a campus in Northridge. Students who attend the school can choose from a variety of academic programs. Because of the presence of the university, Northridge is filled with collegiate residents. Local bars and restaurants are usually full of collage-age patrons. 

The Northridge Fashion Center is a popular shopping destination. Not only does the mall contain clothing and specialty stores, it also has dining opportunities and a movie theater. 

Head over to Santa Susana Mountains State Park when the weather is perfect – which is most of the time. This mountainous area is located just west of Northridge. You can look down on your neighborhood while hiking the elevated trails. A steep path – later named Devil's Slide – was carved into the mountains around 1860. Despite its name, Devil's Slide leads hikers up the trail to a beautiful view. 

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