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Many different trails to go on in this park & you’re bound to love them all. Lots of vegetation and some wildlife. Direct sun so bring hats and water.

Love this hike, it’s really fun for families with little kids bc it’s not too long and waters are fun to splash and swim in. Usually it’s got a nice crowd but plenty of space to spread out. Direct sunlight for most of the hike so bring water and a hat. Go during spring for the wildflowers.

nature trips
12 days ago

I love the alder trees here, clean, creek, picnic area, waterfalls, frogs, toads, birds, palm trees, very nice, not so busy

You can have picnics at the first trees, Willow, Pine, Spruce, Alder, Fig, Castor Bean, Cottonwood, and Sycamore

The Trail is a fire road 70% of the canyon, the end takes you up a few hills, dropping down to the best oak forest of the hike, then ending at the Sensoen Street, I saw some tracks going up the meadows past Sensoen Street, I’ll explore it next time, seems to take you up to the waterfall, or something?

The California Tree Frog and the Southern California Black Walnut are very rare, found here, in this Riparian Zone, there were goldfish in the first pond, someone dumped them I guess...

That’s All!!

Went on it today was pretty easy but had a great time and saw such wonderful views

walking
18 days ago

Decent outing with stream still active even into Fall. Moments of solitude but busy trail near housing and major roads. Moderate only due to some elevation changes but small portions of trail are even paved albeit broken down. Overall a nice nature outing for the area.

hiking
20 days ago

What a great hike that has all kinds of layers and adventures to it. I did the lower east loop that goes through a bunch of epic rock formations (great for rocking climbers), the former set of hit TV show M.A.S.H, and ends with the rock pool where people gather to swim and jump off mini cliffs in the wilderness. I could only imagine how this park looks when there is actually water in the Malibu creek, it was all dried up pretty much when I went except for the rock pool area.

Most of the trail is wide and flat for the most part making it very doable yet still a great workout since it's about 6-7 miles long (roundtrip).

- @justroc @just.trek

Looks like there was a firestorm through here. All of the trees and shrubbery are dead.

Asked a fellow hiker about this and they said that it becomes green in the Winter. Going to come back then.

I little disappointed it was overgrown. But the biggest disappointment was all the new construction for housing development.

walking
22 days ago

Enjoyed great scenery of Simi Valley. It’s worth to come the top white cross if you are in Simi. 30 minutes walk to reach the top.

Love this hike. Can be super packed on the weekends so come during the week during the middle of the day. Beautiful little oasis at the bottom of the falls. Don't walk across the reeds and cattails just let nature be and respect it from a distance :)

Nice start with good views and pretty scenery, but the detour is overgrown and more difficult than the rest of the trail.

mountain biking
1 month ago

nice step start but broaches off to different trails. not to hard to be honest but down hill was a blast, pretty fair terrain

Fantastic view over LA.

just loved it! was perfect for walk and jog and sights were wonderful to see!

hiking
1 month ago

Very cool trail that leads you through the old LA Zoo

Nice hike. We got there around 0915 and parking was tight, this was a fall morning. Trail is exposed, so bring a hat and make sure to wear sunscreen. Did the Paradise Falls trail with an added leg bypassing the water treatment plant down the valley. Neat to see a water fall in the LA area this time of year, and the hike along the creek was also pleasant. Lots of families, which is always nice to see. Also passed a couple mountain bikers. Plenty of options to extend your hike, and some great views throughout the hike.

plenty of things to do on the bike. has it all

This trail is ok, but not worth going out of your way for. Very dry and dusty. A few good views but throughout a lot of the trail you can still see neighborhoods. I went around sunset and ran into a large rattlesnake right near the trail! The waterfall was little and serene but very busy with other people. Probably a trail best for families.

We followed the 8.7 mile trail loop exactly as per map. The description is a little misleading in that there are a number of off-fire road excursions onto narrow, rough and brushy tracks. You have to keep a very close eye on the map because these tracks are often kind of hidden or just not obvious. Had to backtrack a couple of times.

That said, it was a nice hike across Griffith Park, especially at the start when you climb up to the top ridge. The trail ends up behind the Hollywood sign, which is a little anticlimactic, before you turn back and take a slightly different route back.

Took our kids yesterday and it was a great hike! There’s some type of bridge at the very top of the mountain. We didn’t hike that far but looks cool!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful easy hike. Loved the MASH set.

on Long Canyon Loop

trail running
1 month ago

This was a good hike/trail run. the greatest challenge was figuring out the loop. We saw many rabbits, birds, and a few beetles. We believe we heard a rattle snake toward the end of our loop. the start climb had a good elevation and got the heart pumping once you get through the first 12 minutes it was easy.

Fantastic views reaching all the way out to the channel islands on a clear day. Couldn't quite make it to the top because a small heard of cows with calfs parked it right on the trail near the top.

Also not too thrilled about parking for $5.. but alas, it is what it is.

hiking
2 months ago

I absolutely love this hike! I saw a lot of wildlife, and there is actually an active creek alongside the trail! In a tiny pond near the beginning (starting from the south end of the trail), there are some goldfish in there - I'm pretty sure someone put them there. Aside from that, I saw a coyote, 2 frogs, a raccoon, and an owl, along with the usual rabbits and bats. This hike is absolutely breathtaking, like a little forest in your own backyard :)

love this place

The trail was easy to follow. Plenty of directions for how to get to the falls. If you are a local and interested in taking up hiking as a hobby or are just interested in trying it, this would be a great start! It’s an easy hike. My suggestion is to do this early morning - happy hiking!

Easy trail. Moderate downhill/uphill. the path has no shade but the waterfall has multiple trees.

Love this trail I do this one often.

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