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Best trails in Griffith Park

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Looking for a great trail in Griffith Park, California? AllTrails has 58 great hiking trails, trail running 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. Ready for some activity? There are 49 moderate trails in Griffith Park ranging from 1.1 to 11.8 miles and from 413 to 1,824 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in all of North America, and the second-largest city park in California. The area is famous for its Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory, and for its spectacular views of downtown Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Mountains. There are many hiking trails in the area for all types of hikers.

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Map of trails in Griffith Park
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Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Top trails (58)
#1 - Hollyridge Trail to Hollywood Sign Viewpoint
Griffith Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
NOTE: As per the city recommendations, this route directs hikers to Canyon Drive, 2 blocks east of Beachwood off of Franklin, or to Griffith Observatory. Canyon Drive has a parking lot, sidewalks, traShow more
#2 - Hollywood Sign via Canyon Drive
Griffith Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Visitors should use the Brush Canyon Trail from Canyon Drive, 2 blocks to the east of Beachwood Drive off Franklin, or Griffith Observatory. Canyon has a parking lot, sidewalks, trash cans, and faciliShow more
#3 - Ferndell to the West Observatory Loop Trail to Griffith Observatory
Griffith Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Ferndell (AKA Fern Dell) is a woodsy glen at the lower end of Western Canyon in Griffith Park. Your destination is the historic Griffith Observatory.Show more
#4 - Glendale Peak Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Northeast side of Commonwealth Canyon Drive. Golf course will be to the west. Dirt trailhead is just north of Vista del Valle Drive. To get to the lookout, take a right onto the dirt trail.Show more
#5 - Mount Hollywood Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
On a clear day you can see all of Los Angeles. Get there before 8am and you can park at the Observatory for free. Be aware of the heat as there is little shade on this hike. Hike early or late in the Show more
#6 - Griffith Park Hollywood Sign Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
This trail begins at the Griffith Park Visitor Center and heads up a gravel fire road and follows a wide single track that climb and drop down a number of steep ridges. The trail intersects and followShow more
#7 - Bronson Caves
Griffith Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
Bronson Canyon, or Bronson Caves, is a section of Griffith Park in Los Angeles that has become famous as a filming location, especially known for the "bat cave" scenes in the Batman TV series of the 1Show more
#8 - Riverside Trail to Vista Viewpoint
Griffith Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Riverside Trail to Vista Viewpoint is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offShow more
#9 - Old Zoo Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Old Zoo Trail is a 7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#10 - Griffith Park Old Zoo Loop
Griffith Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Griffith Park Old Zoo Loop is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
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