Ventura Boulevard can become a bottleneck nightmare certain times of the day, but trying to figure out a way to puncture through to Mulholland Drive can get rather tricky. Yeah, most of those roads lead to nice neighborhoods in the hills, and to dead ends, or loops back onto Ventura.
However, in the long space between the Cahuenga Pass or Outlook and the common corridor of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, there's a confusing, complicated and tricky way to drive up to Mulholland and avoid the Studio City congestion.
Start on one of the entrances of Fruitland Drive that end onto Ventura Boulevard, or take Vineland, and then take a right onto Wrightwood Drive. It doesn't seem like this would lead you anywhere at first, but it will if you make the correct turns.
Follow Wrightwood Drive uphill until the next intersection and take a sharp left. Don't continue forward because it becomes Wrightwood Place, you want to stay on the Drive. Stay on Wrightwood Drive, don't go left onto Wrightwood Lane, no matter how beautiful the mansions are in these hills.
At a big intersection with Laurel Place, take a sharp left, and continue uphill. Then, you'll be taking a left, left and left again and continue up and around and onto Mulholland Drive. From there, you can head to Laurel Canyon, down to Outpost or over to Nichols Canyon.
Here are other TRAFFIC SHORTCUTS to get out of Studio City:
But don't tell anyone!