Explore the most popular hiking trails in Elysian Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A great place for escaping in the city for some hiking and running. Good views, some nice nature, can get crowded

This is a fun little hidden hike in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles. And majestic views of the city skyline will appear as you ascend up between large eucalyptus trees along the trail. Once at the top, the giant red, white and blue radio antenna will tower above... reminding you of how Radio Hill got its name.

I am not sure what route Raul took that narrowed but at no point was the west trail I walked less than 6 ft wide. Walk clockwise if you want the big grade downhill. Walk counter clock if you want to go up it. For those out of town era like me I saw no indication of vagrants or any scary people. Sunrise walk almost no one there

parts of trail slightly dangerous. some parts slightly sketchy. good views.

1 month ago

Even though you're right in the middle of the city, this is a great place to get away. To the south, beautiful skyline views tease the eyes and in the center recides the elegant Grace E. Simons Lodge. Enjoy the magnificent eucalyptus trees as you work your way to the north end of the park to be tintalated with panoramas of the San Gabriel Mountains.

it was a great way to break in someone who hasnt hiked before! amazing L.A views

Very nice trail, easy to walk and nice view of city.

This is a terrible hike... trash everywhere, walking in busy roads. So many better options around LA. However, if you need a dirty diaper, this is your go-to trail.

don't do this hike if you don't like walking next to cliffs. At times it gets really narrow and it is a bit scary. Do the east loop better if you bring kids or dogs along.

Closes trail to DTLA and dog friendly!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

A hike I do very often just to get out of the house with my dog. Great views of dodger's stadium and the nearby freeways. You can make the loop longer by crossing the street to the other side of Elysian Park where the trails get more narrow and there's a fun climbing section. I wouldn't recommend doing this side with a dog, but definitely a lot of fun! There's also a hidden swing on this side :)

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Good for kids.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nice hike. Great views and Dodgers Stadium is right next door.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

My local hike. Very easy. Little garden at the top. nice view of the neighborhood

Saturday, September 16, 2017

I do this hike almost every day with my dog. Great city views, not crowded at all. Oasis in the city.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I passed it up the 1st time. Once I turned around I saw the trail across the street from the parking. It's a decent hike up to the paved trail and then it takes you on a loop and back down the way you went up. Beautiful view of DTLA and Dodgers Stadium. I found it doable and I have a bad knee.

Good hike

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Very simple and nice hike. My go-to for off-leash dog walking

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Lit af, views are trill.
View of DTLA blew my mind

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Easy hike

Thursday, January 12, 2017

I had never been on this trail and it was pretty cool. It offers a different perspective of the city- views of the 5, the LA River and beyond that are interesting! Depending on which way you go, you could get a pretty intense uphill workout. Parts of the trail are really beautiful. It's pretty easy. The only part I didn't like was having to walk along the road for part of it- especially since I had my baby and my dog. It didn't feel very safe with the cars driving by!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Great views of LA

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I call it Silver Trails. A nice, casual, golden hour hike, above the 5 freeway. A quiet, winding dirt trail with magical lighting, views and energy all around. Perfect for those in need of a long walk.

Friday, July 29, 2016


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Gorgeous views but not much to see along the trail itself.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

THIS TRAIL IS GREAT. you can go one of two ways at the beginning... and the views rule. super serene looking down like a fudile lord on the freeway

Monday, May 23, 2016

We went on the full 6 mile path all the way around the park, down to dodger stadium and to the reservoir and so on. Some nice views, but not the prettiest trail. Many nicer ones in Griffith Park.

Friday, June 05, 2015

If entering this trail from the trailhead at Stadium way, this trail actually ends up being about 2.7 miles. A great trail for running, walking ect..

Saturday, March 21, 2015

This is one of the more peaceful and easy hikes I've done in LA. The views are expansive and it's lush green all around. The trees framing the sides of the trail at some points give a beautiful backdrop. There's also a great view of downtown LA about a quarter of the way into the loop.

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