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Best Trails in Griffith Park

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#2 of 5721 Local Parks in California

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Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in all of North America, and the second-largest city park in California. The area is famous for its Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory, and for its spectacular views of downtown Los Angeles. There are many hiking trails in the area for all types of hikers.

on Ferndell Trail to the Gri...
3 days ago

hiking

My friend just recently showed me this hike and I ended up back again two more times that week! It is a great workout because the whole first leg up is uphill til the Observatory. On the way down, I branched off to the right at the 0.6 mark and come down that part of the trail because it is easier on my knees. If you want to make the workout a little more challenging then, turn around and head up again.. you will feel so accomplished with those 4 miles and might be inspired to head up a third time?!

on Old Zoo Trail
3 days ago

This is a nice leisure hike for beginners. It's about 2.5 miles with very little incline. It's a paved road. Good places to take pics and even pack a lunch.

Go to Griffith Park via Crystal Springs Drive. Look for the signs where it says Carousel parking. Right above the parking lot you see the the trail. To get to the Zoo, take the trail on the right or that looks straight. And stay towards the right. When you walk around the top of the trail he will start to see the cages and enclosements. Some of the structures have cool graffiti, so don't be afraid to climb, walk, or go inside them.

The end of the trail leaves you at the Bear enclosures, which is on the way toward the left of the parking. So you can decide to park closer to the end of the trail. and be closer to your car when your done. Or just walk back to your car across the parking lot.

on Cahuenga Peak Loop
4 days ago

hiking

on Bronson Caves
4 days ago

hiking

on Old Zoo Trail
5 days ago

nice trail. enjoyed the hill sections and the old LA Zoo area.

on Mount Hollywood Trail
7 days ago

hiking

Really liked this hike. First part of the hike was all consistent gradation so it's pretty tough the middle of the hike levels out when you get a bit of a rest and then if you want to go behind the Hollywood sign it's about another mile of continuous gradation. Really great views of LA

on Bronson Caves
8 days ago

on Griffith Park Hollywood S...
9 days ago

I love this touristy trail! Great in the early morning.

on Cahuenga Peak Loop
13 days ago

hiking

on Cahuenga Peak Loop
13 days ago

hiking

The moderate rating for the loop trail is deceiving. After leaving the Wisdom Tree and taking the left turn before Cahuenga Peak, the trail descends steeply along the narrow ridge lines. Very narrow and rocky. You have to pick your way carefully to avoid slipping on loose rocks and gravel. Highly recommend trekking poles or a walking stick to steady your way down this loop. Great 360 degree views from Wisdom Tree and then the Valley on the loop.

on Cahuenga Peak Loop
13 days ago

One of a kind

on Griffith Park Hollywood S...
18 days ago

hiking

A great half day hike to one of the most famous landmarks in the world. There is a decent amount of uphill gain and the trial is primality in direct sunlight for the entirety of the trail. Make sure you bring plenty of water and watch out for rattlesnakes in the summer time.

on Bronson Caves
19 days ago

on Bronson Caves
22 days ago

The caves are pretty cool. The hike up the mountain is pretty fast. A great view of the Hollywood sign.