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Hollywood Lake is a nice loop for a Beginner trail. It's also a good loop to do during the rain, as it is a paved road. Too bad you can't explore on the other side of fence, lol.
We took the road up Holly Drive to the top of the Park where the Bridge starts. There is also parking right there for your convenience. Of you pay attention there are Deer inside the fenced area, I was able to catch video of it. It was so awesome.
Great pictures to take up there as well. Enjoy your walk, hike, run.
Elysian Park is pretty amazing. I hadn't been up there in years. The park is so huge and so much exploring to do up there. I went in search of the hidden swing and happy to say, I found it....
The views of the city are worth going.....
Hope you can find the swing.
Here are some hints. If you came up from Riverside and looped passed the Police training center. Park over looking the 5 Fwy against the brick wall and walk up the trail on the left. Amazing views and if you're lucky you can swing on rekindle your joy of swinging like when you were a kid.