Observatory Trail Extended Loop Trail

EASY 17 reviews
#7 of 19 trails in

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 1613 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
12 days ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful as always

hiking
6 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
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great views and easy wide trails

7 months ago

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

birding
10 months ago

Great first time trails

hiking
11 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.

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.