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.
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.
Easy hike up to the observatory
lots of ppl..normal view..pretty good work out though.
More of a walkway than a real hike but nice views
Not really I hike, but a really pretty stroll with great opportunities for pictures. A nice start to a trail that leads up to the observatory.
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?!