The park is open sunrise to sunset.

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!

1 month ago

Nice hike overall..
the pond is a plus..I can appreciate this trail for years to come..eazy does it..

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.

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.

trail running
3 months ago

In terms of convenience, this trail is great. It’s close to downtown and you can do it in an hour or so. You can also take the side trails if you want something more scenic as well as longer. It’s been a great way for my dog and I to slip away and get some fresh air and exercise.

3 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 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 get 5 stars it has to be amazing.

3 months ago

I think this trail as an easy hike. Not too steep and done in an hour. Had good shade around the lake but not all the way. Very dog friendly. In general it’s a good quick hike for a Sunday afternoon or something

5 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

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!

My second time at this park. First time I took the paved trail all the way. This time I was in my boots and took the dirt trail that parallels the paved trail for the most part. I loved finding the interconnecting trails all over the hill. Only saw 4 or 5 others on the dirt trail - paved trail has much more traffic. Surprisingly lots to see up there.

Good trail... pretty easy with decent incline. Nice views.

8 months ago

It's a steady uphill battle with a pond that you can take a break at once you make your loop. Enjoyed it greatly. Bring a sandwich to relax at the park at. Very dog friendly

It was a good walk

Great hike. 6.5 miles of fun. Free parking. Great views of Downtown Los Angeles!

This trail is great for running or a quick hike. Not crowded and easy to navigate. Will be back to see more of the pond area.

Great trail for dogs. Not too crowded but great views!

If you live close it is five stars.

End of this route is really slippery- recommend going around long way!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

good work out just not long enough

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great little hike within the city, plenty of hill climbs and nice views of the lake and the city. Bring water and a hat for the sun.

good walk

Honestly, compared to other hikes you can drive to in this region; it sucks.

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