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It was a pretty walk along a creek. I wish it was a little better marked as we hit a few forks in the trail and I didn’t know which way to go or how much farther. I wish we would have hiked on higher grounds with views.

Great hike After work!!

I did this hike before the fires and really loved it

Nothing to write home about but nice for an afternoon

Really enjoyed this trail. Beautiful views and kid friendly.

Very steep the first 1/3 but a nice shorter hike. Bring a stroller for younger kids.

Nice easy trail with a few moderately steep climbs. Lots of green at the moment! It was overgrown in some areas and you have to cross a tiny stream quite a bit but it wasn’t a big deal. Not much water and the trail just kind of comes to an end where the waterfall is supposed to be. Found some cool ruins of a fireplace along the way too.

12 days ago

Dog friendly! Has a moderate incline so I felt like I got a good workout. There were some nice views from the top of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Loved this trail. Nice walk by the lake with my girl and a nice workout once you reach the hill trail.

Such a beautiful nature I love the area

mountain biking
18 days ago

Fun and a well groomed trail!

Hikes for all tastes and ages: you can walk around a small pond, around a larger lake, or go all the way to a top of the hill to the south.

1 month ago

Even during a weekday this can be a very busy trail. Its wide and well maintained and you can hear snippets of conversions from hikers concerning various aspects of the Hollywood scene.

1 month ago

My go to trail. Perfect easy to moderate 3 mile loop. Water stop half way through. Nice bathrooms now at the start and a big free parking lot though it sometimes gets full and you have to park on Laurel Canyon. Beautiful views of the Valley and the canyon. I love it! Have hiked this at least 100 times in the past few years.

not my favorite very busy. not a huge fan of walking on streets.

on Getty View Trail

1 month ago

Nice easy hike on a quiet Sunday. Great if you like a little bit of history (see the ruins) and small waterfalls.

Good short walk with a few different areas to see. I particularly love a small pond filled with koi, ducks and turtles. There is a larger lake as well. Great hike overall, now a normal spot for me.

If you go to the small pond there is a goose/duck there that looks like a cross between a vulture and duck. Its name is Duckasaurus. Say hi if you get the chance!

Nice moderate hike, some cool places on the way

Good quick hike, awesome pond

nice hike it has couple small waterfalls, around 1 miles is uphill and the rest is easy

Nice walk. Saw many birds. Went on Sunday and there was a ranger on premise.

Great neighborhood trail. Some small side routes that are less trafficked and more nature filled. Good for a spot of the moment or after work hike or walk.

Great close by hike with beautiful views and fun walking through the ruined house and waterfall. We started early (7:45 AM) so trail was empty. We started counter clockwise on Solstice canyon rd . We finished the loop in an hour and 15 minutes so decided to do it again this time clockwise starting with the rising sun trail which is a harder uphill. Ended up having a picnic at the ruins on our way down. Great workout and fun hike! Trail got pretty busy around 10 AM .

A beautiful park with well maintained and clearly marked trails. Parking at the trailhead is very limited and fills up fast. Rather than waiting for someone to leave we parked at a scenic overlook just up the road from the park entrance and walked the approx 3/4 mile to the trailhead.

We chose to do the loop counter-clockwise. The Solstice Canyon Trail is an old road bed, largely paved, but very degraded in sections. We saw folks pushing baby strollers up to Tropical Terrace. It's more of a walk than a hike, but it is definitely up hill all the way. It's shadey and canyony. Quite lovely. It ends at Tropical Terrace, the site of an old residence. It's a beautiful setting with lots of non native tropical vegetation. This is also the site of the waterfall, barely a trickle on our visit after our long, arid spring and summer.

We chose the Rising Sun Trail for our return. This is truly a hike. It's a trail, not an old road. After a quick and easy stream crossing there is a long slog uphill, nearly to the crest of the ridge in front of you. It will get your heart rate up, but it's very doable. Sections have steps built into the hillside. Once the crest is reached, there is a long traverse with beautiful canyon and eventual ocean views. Then the trail descends back to the trailhead.

This is a beautiful hike easily done as part of a day.

Good hike featuring a couple of historic sites and vegetation contrasting between desert/mountain/beach (similar to most hikes in the area). Not busy, dog-friendly, quick and easy. Waterfall was barely going, but it being still visible this time of year was a nice surprise!

3 months ago

Great hike. Not very hard; but quick and beautiful!

Nice easy paths through Descanso Gardens ($9 admission). A little sparse this time of year, will have to come back when the camellias are in bloom!

Love this trail for kids, out of towners

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