Located on the north side of Mulholland Drive, the Nancy Hoover Pohl Overlook provides views of the San Fernando Valley, a 40-car parking lot, a physical fitness course, and access into the canyon trails below. The overlook is named in honor of Fryman canyon resident Nancy Hoover Pohl, who for more than 60 years fought to curb development in the Santa Monica Mountains and to create local parkland. Her efforts enabled the acquisition of Fryman Canyon Park which can be accessed from the overlook, Coldwater Canyon Park, and Wilacre Park. Nancy Hoover Pohl was also instrumental in the establishment of the five-mile Betty B. Dearing Mountain Trail, which is also accessible from the overlook.
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.