Observatory Trail Extended Loop Trail

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Observatory Trail Extended Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile loop trail located near Los Angeles, CA 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.

6.7 miles 1381 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

18 days ago

It's nice view of the west side of Los Angeles.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful as always

hiking
4 months ago

awesome view of pretty much all of los angeles. went on a monday and the trail going up towards mt.hollywood was really busy with tourists. i imagine the weekends here are completely packed with people. most of the trails east of the observatory were beautiful and a little less traveled than the latter.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great views and easy wide trails

5 months ago

It was a great hike for my 4yr old daughter and l. Lost of fun and the views are awesome

birding
8 months ago

Great first time trails

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, easy and a pretty view. I took this trail up to the observatory for the blood moon in August and it was great.

hiking
1 year ago

Hiked this trail a couple years ago. This is the trail on the SW side of Griffin Observatory. Clearly defined and a wide trail, very popular, and not as busy as Runyon Canyon. The crowd that walk this trail are older people and slower. The trail provides no map but clearly visible which path you decide to take. You won’t get lost because the Observatory is your reference point of return because that’s where everybody parks to walk this trail. After walking this trail that’s where the restrooms and drinking fountain will be at also. Nice trail especially if the sky is clear of smog and the bonus of course is the most famous signage in the world “Hollywood” in the background.

1 year ago

Is has a nice view it is more sightseeing than hiking, is a good place to the the kids and go up the hill but if you really want a good workout you need to go up more than two times , besides that nice for just a walk and go see the observatory and the city from up there

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

I live in the area so I am able to go on this hike quite frequently (my roommate does it multiple times a week). It is a great workout with stunning views and an awesome way to get to the observatory. There is free parking on Fern Dell and the entrance to the hike is located here - you walk through an adorable little scenic path. The trail gets crowded on weekends, but it is a really wide trail which accommodates this. It is a steady incline to the top and gets you sweating. On hot days, its best to start early and wear sunblock! I also frequently see dogs on the trail.

hiking
2 years ago

view was great

walking
2 years ago

Takes longer to get to than to hike. Boring trail, even if you get creative. No interesting views, no challenge, no fun. If you want to see the observatory you should drive to it. If you want to go hiking you should go anywhere else.