On the south side of Mulholland Drive, the Stone Canyon Overlook was developed in 1994 with funds from the California Department of Transportation Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program. The overlook features ample parking and a short ADA-accessible trail with views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s beautiful lake-like Stone Canyon Reservoir. On a clear day, the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Catalina Island can be seen. The overlook is dedicated in honor of Anton Calleia, who was appointed to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy from 1980 to 1993 by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.
Mulholland Scenic Parkway and Corridor The fifty five-mile Mulholland Scenic Parkway and Corridor is one of the most famous thoroughfares in the country. Constructed in 1924, twenty four-mile Mulholland Drive in the City of Los Angeles was envisioned by the famous Water Bureau Chief and City Engineer, William D. Mulholland, as a scenic road that would transport city dwellers to the mountains and beaches. The winding route starts west of the 101 Freeway in Hollywood, and offers panoramic city, mountain and ocean views. Eight miles of the Scenic Parkway from the 405 Freeway west to Woodland Hills remain unpaved, and are subject to closure. Mulholland Highway starts in the City of Calabasas and twists through the Santa Monica Mountains for thirty miles to Leo Carrillo State Beach. Franklin Canyon Park, and Fryman Canyon Park are accessed from Mulholland Drive. The Conservancy maintains seven scenic overlooks on Mulholland Drive.