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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. There are many hiking trails in the area for all types of hikers.

You will get lost!!!!!!!! Good til the last 30 minutes it ask us to find a nonexistent trail!!! And we got lost!!!!! N had to go off trail to call an uber to get to out car!!!

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

I enjoyed the majority of this hike, however if you follow THIS mapping of the trail the second to last quarter is not in my opinion kid or dog friendly. I'm not sure if most hikers and reviewers on here take this exact route because I scrolled through and only found about 3 recent reviews specifying this location and its difficulty.

If you look on the map, there's a portion teetering off the hogback trail that is not paved and marked. It seems like a shortcut through the mountain and It's barely suitable for climbing as it looks an area that just experienced a recent rock slide. I had a leashed dog with me so though he had no difficulty getting down, I did trying to make sure I wasn't going to lose him and/or eat shit. I did fall though so lol! You also get to this ladder that is about 70 feet off the ground. If you bring your dog taking this trail you will have a bad time.

That being said, the views here at night as spectacular. The gridlocked city of LA is romanced by its city lights and you'll really not experience sightseeing like so anywhere else in Southern California. If you choose to do this trail, do it clockwise going up the ladder and rock scramble first because the rest of 4 miles is on a defined road. Might be easier that way.

Also this hike is extraordinarily packed. I think I bumped into more people here at 9pm on a Tuesday than I have on any hikes I've ever taken. Makes it a good location for a safe evening hike.

The trail was up hill most of the trail. Bring water!!!! Even if you don't have a camel back. Bring a back pack with a couple waters. It was 84° but was mostly sun, so felt like 95°. Wear sunscreen.

hiking
8 days ago

Crazy hot! Super long. Extremely steep. Definitely gotta be prepared for an intense hike to complete the trail.

hiking
9 days ago

Super short hike. Not much to see, but a nice easy hike.