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13 days ago

Nice rolling walk at the bottom of canyon, quiet with not much use. If you climb the switchback trail you will get a real cardio vascular workout.

One of my favorite hikes because of the little pond and trees to climb. The smell of the different types of flowers and plants are beautiful, great place to get away. At the other side of the trail there’s a park and we ended up stumbling upon a Community Healing meetup.

Great trail with a pretty "Moderate" level climb towards the end (just before it intersects Rattlesnake Trail). Beautiful views at the top! The rules need to be enforced a little tighter because even though no dogs are allowed, you have to watch your step because there's DOG POOP everywhere! Other than that, very nice!

Hello I am Stephanie .

This was my very first time at this trail location . 1. I love how they said this was an easy trail , ha no way this should at least moderate because those zig-zags hills in the sycamore switchback trail were a wonderful terror ! I enjoyed it I was dripping sweat!
2. In the dark canyon trail I ran into four deer , it was so majestic and and magical that i will never forget this experience . Definetly a trail worth checking out .
P.S You can drive or take the bus to that location from where I live so that was fun

I really enjoyed this hike! I went 2 weeks ago with my cousins and they all really liked it considering it was their first time hiking. The first half is mostly surrounded by trees and there are a few steep areas but nothing too bad. Once you cross the little creek there is no shade because the rest of the hike goes uphill in a zig zag. It's tiring but it's a great workout!

Great Hike!

Great hike, I go every morning during the week since I leave nearby. It’s a great workout and there are many friendly faces around!

Great Little Hike with hillside walls. Plenty of Cactus plants, Trees, wild flower and a stream along the whole way. There is shade here and there.Open 9am-5 or 6 Pm. Good for kids

I really enjoyed this hike

Fear none but the man above. Death is on every square inch of the earth and the feeling u get in d dark we all get it. Everyone please enjoy this trail .. I along with my son and his friend did the evening hike and enjoyed it. The pond will make you forget how close you are to the city and the trails could loop 4ever back to the pond..

It was me and my gfs first time doing this trail and it was after sunset. We were going up and it started getting dark. I brought my head lamp so no biggie. We started hearing strange noises just thinking it was just a little wildlife no big deal. We noticed nobody around anymore. It was really dark at this point about 9:00 PM. Then we decided to head back after a couple miles. We both started feeling very strange. A very weird vibe came over us as if something bad was going on around us. We’re runners, so we started to high tail it out of there. The strange vibes were getting stronger. A very disturbing and sick feeling. So we finally get back to the car and talked about how we won’t be coming back there at least at night again. Later on when we get home, I randomly decided to research the park and sure enough I found something horrifying. 2 years ago 2 young girls were found shot and brutally bludgeoned to death by gang members just a few hundred yards within the entrance of the park. Such a tragedy. We now know what that feeling was. So we most likely won’t be returning. There’s plenty of other options out there. I warn anyone going there to carry some sort of protection especially if you’re a night hiker/runner like us.

I love to run at this park. There's always people walking or running in the morning and late afternoon hours. I've never felt scared while there.

Great hike and once at the top you get the enjoy the pond with a view of all Los Angeles.

Very fun hike if you are in the area. It's quite popular, and the people are very friendly and social -- you will make new friends here! The main trails are wide dirt tracks, very easy to follow, but there are also a number of single tracks crisscrossing the park if you want to be more adventurous. The pond at the top of the hill is a fun little surprise, and a shady spot to rest while you take in the views of the cit y.

A nice and easy walk overlooking Highland Park. The pond was exceptional, and as advertised, turtles swam in the water. Great hike for beginners.

4 months ago

This loop offers several perk.

Did this hike in June and it rained for a week straight but wouldn't have it ant other way! The rain made it that more great of an experience but did make the steps up to the ruins a bit slippery but we took our time and made it!

5 months ago

nice walking area

hiking
5 months ago

Great little hidden trails. We were surprised to find such a cool pond along the loop. Pretty nice with tons of turtles. Well maintained trails that would be great to bring our dogs to next time. Keep in mind there is no water along any of the trails so make sure to bring plenty with you. None of the trails were marked well so taking some points away for that. Overall great views and worth it.

Wow is this place cool! At a glance you would not think anything of this place...you might not even know it is a park. I went there in hopes of doing a loop hike and passing by the pond, but the temptation of all the different little trails proved too much to resist. I started in a neighborhood on an old road of broken pavement, then fire roads, then a smaller trail thru a woodland oak area, and finally to a pond surrouned by pines. You get totally lost in the place until you walk over to an outlook and see you are just a few miles from dowtown LA. The park can seem a bit worn around the edges in places, but overall it is in great shape especially considering where it is located. The ONLY reason I dont give 5 stars is bacause I am a trail snob...to get 5 stars it has to be amazing.

good walk with the kids

Beautiful walk super clean dogs love it

Get beginners route!

hiking
6 months ago

Good hike for beginners and kiddos!

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike, but definitely a moderate incline. Well-maintained and a few shaded areas. Great for dogs and there are a few well-spaced resting areas along the way that have trash cans. The pond is a nice touch too

nice hike, the hike is probably considered easy to moderate because it does get little steep but easy in the sense trails are well maintained....we did the whole Ernest Debs park hike... from 4686 N Griffin Ave to all the way and back

Started out as what I call workout hike with wide paths but then turned into nice nature smaller trail which was very enjoyable, especially after the recent rains.

nice walk in the park there are two ways to get up there a steep dirt way and a paved road very kid friendly

if you go early you can see all the turtles

I think we must have gone the wrong way as I don’t remember seeing a lake, haha. That said, the trail was pretty easy, wide and clean. More like hiking up a fire road than anything. The view was beautiful, though, as it was raining over DTLA. We were looking for a casual, low key stroll if you will and while it seemed a bit steep for a stroll, it definitely wasn’t intense in any way. If you want something quick and easy, with a great view, I’d recommend it!

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