Looking for a great trail in Elysian Park, California? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Elysian Park ranging from 0.8 to 2.8 miles and from 354 to 774 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Elysian Park is the name of a municipal park and the adjacent neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California. The park encompasses Chavez Ravine, where Dodger Stadium is located.

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blowdown
1 month ago

Awesome place to visit. Frisbee Golf course and beautiful views of LA!

It’s a great walk to see the Dodger Stadium, explore Elysian Park, enjoy the beautiful city views both during daytime and at night, and have fun in Chinatown Los Angeles.

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1 month ago

I've suggested some changes to the trail description: I would not call this easy, and it is not kid friendly. There is a moderate climb on a narrow single track, with steep dropoffs, and you need to scramble a bit to get to the road. And the road for the return part is literally a road: paved, with traffic, no sidewalk or shoulder. That said, I enjoyed this hike. Right after you join the road, there is a short spur to a "secret swing," where you can Instagram yourself swinging over a canyon. A little scary, but fun. There are also great views of Dodger Stadium on your way back, and you can add a short spur to Angel's Point, which has nice views.

Meh. I was hoping the views from the top would be more interesting, but it's remarkably similar to what you would see without making the short climb to the top.

I like the hikes. the trail parallel to the freeway. too many things happen up there as well.

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no shade
1 month ago

It’s a nice urban hike.

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washed out
1 month ago

Nice hike I took with my baby on my back and my pup. Bring lots of water and sunscreen as there is little shade. Although not rated as “stroller friendly,” I believe you could hike this with a stroller. It would be a bit bumpy, but not too bad.

A surprisingly nice urban hike. I would recommend doing the loop counterclockwise. You'll have a climb (not too steep), but you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the DTLA skyline in front of an urban forest. It's a unique view that you won't get many places: Vista Hermosa Park, Debs Park, and Ascot Hills are the only other ones I can think of. You should also be aware this trail is extremely popular with the dog crowd. Everybody we met was well behaved, but quite a few dogs were hiking off leash.

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2 months ago

great trail

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over grown
3 months ago

I couldn’t complete this loop. Parts of it are very overgrown with vegetation. The views are nice though.

Great hike my dogs loved every minute of it!

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bugs
5 months ago

Says kid friendly, I disagree. We didn’t have. Kids with us, but I wouldn’t bring them. Trail is on the side of the hill, not safe for kids. Very cool otherwise - awesome to see over the freeway I’ve been driving on my whole life. Had no idea there were even trails here.

have a hidden swing on the top. Good insta pic go-to place

Best spot for a walk or run. Beautiful view always take my dog out here

Great hike with my dog loved every minute!

Great hiking with dog. It was quite and nice!

Great trail. Amazing views of the city

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muddy
7 months ago

Loved!

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7 months ago

I gave this trail four stars not because it is traditionally "pretty," but because it is so deeply, weirdly L.A. Imagine a cross between "Blade Runner," "Mad Max," and "Into the Wild," and you get the idea. Ironically moustached hipsters Rollerblading by homeless encampments and rumpled men looking for pickups; Dreamliners flying overhead above the quaint old cottages in Solano Canyon; a freeway with a pedestrian sidewalk and stairs; eucalyptuses and palm trees and coastal oaks, an only-in-LA mix of flora; eerily abandoned trails with views of the gleaming DTLA skyline; unique views looking down on the Figueroa tunnels and the LA River channel; the historic Elysian Reservoir, surrounded by razor wire and security cameras -- and completely empty. I loved it, but it's not for everyone. Some people might feel uncomfortable here; I felt safe, though I would not recommend doing this as a night hike.

Hard to tell what the loop actually is. There are tons of off shoots. Some are pretty badly eroded and washed away. Tried to hike/trail run part of it but it was really bad in the rain today. There are better trails in Elysian.

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.

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9 months 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.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

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.

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