Ferndell Trail to the Griffith Observatory is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Ferndell (AKA Fern Dell) is a woodsy glen at the lower end of Western Canyon in Griffith Park. Your destination is the historic Griffith Observatory.
Beautiful walk up to the observatory. Took our 14 yo boxer and she did great. Coming downhill is a bit rough on the knees. Beautiful greenery and stream in the park after all this rain!
Easy trail, Great view!
This is definitely a beautiful Trail. The Trail Head Starts at Los Feliz and FernDell. You'll see the Trail head sign. Even though all the Trails head up to the Observatory. I highly recommend walking along the Ferndell sign. There are some beautiful views. This Trail is 3.5 miles round trip.
If you want to walk less you can park closer up to the trail and make it 2 miles. So depends on how much walking you want to do. Beautiful views, free parking, although you can't park before or after Sunset on FernDell. didn't check restrictions in the parking lots.