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

hiking
1 month ago

Very cool trail that leads you through the old LA Zoo

Took our kids yesterday and it was a great hike! There’s some type of bridge at the very top of the mountain. We didn’t hike that far but looks cool!

Straightforward loop, with the Old Zoo as an interesting note about halfway through. Difficulty comes in length and long ups and long descents.

Go early and bring a hat because there are some unshaded parts.

Also do the part up the hills to the Old Zoo first, because the half near the highway is long and flat, and the hike up is both more tiring and more fun.

Great long hike though, I recommend it!

2 months ago

Super easy hike. I usually jog there from my apt since I live nearby. The caves are really to look at. Plus, it is the original BATCAVE

walking
4 months ago

Short and easy trail but the pay off is that you can say you went to the original Adam West Batcave!

Very cool

Also saw a bunch of little animals on the way, which was fun.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy and short. Caves are semi cool, and you can see the Hollywood sign after you pass the caves. Good place to bring out of towners who can’t handle much incline or long treks

Super easy nice warm up

5 months ago

I wouldnt say this hike is 7 miles long. we parked in the parking lot right in front of the old park. it takes under 5 minutes to get too and 20 minutes to look through. there is a look out point up on the hill,which is a lot of fun to get too.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy to follow, wide track trail starting at the pony rides/miniature train station. Most of the climb is moderate, till you get to the short but steep single track to the summit. There are lots of signs, and the trails are well maintained. Not the best views of DTLA, Silver Lake, and Burbank, but worth it if you're close.

hiking
5 months ago

easy.

on Bronson Caves

hiking
5 months ago

Super easy! If you’re a beginner on hiking this is a good place to start. Easy mellow very chill, early mornings are best, super empty so you feel like you’re there alone. Good for dogs and kids, awesome pics on a clear sunny day.

Lots of wildflowers April/May, the ridge is the best part the rest is pretty crowded.

7 months ago

Super easy walking trail and open space for kids to explore

hiking
7 months ago

Great easy hike with 3 1/2 year old grandson, loved the Batman caves. Playground at parking lot entrance which was nice.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Short, but sweet. Came early and parked in the first lot to the right. Free parking. Ton of people walking/hiking with their dogs. The trail is off to the right, but if you miss it and keep going straight there is a map and it’ll direct you back. There is one entrance into the cave, but three exit points! Pretty cool.

This an 8.26 mike hike, not a 7 mike hike. It also gets confusing when you get to the zoo area because you have to cross the parking lot and the grassy lawn to get the the crosswalk in order to get to the other part of the hike, which is where most of the horses go. We loved the first part but once you follow the side of the road then behind the Autry, it get boring.

loved it..super close to my besties

First off, the address on this app is wrong and took you to a train stop 8 min away. Just type in “old zoo” info your phone.

This place is lowkey ratchet. I walked past it and didn't even realize, got lost trying to go up the upper zoo trail and found my way back. Even regulars say that they still get messed up trying to remember where it is, even though it's literally right next to the parking lot.

I thought it would have super cool graffiti, as I am a big fan of street art, but this was just poor quality vandalism. I thought it was a slap in the face to see that people had tagged the trees, rocks, and the signs that could point you in the right direction/tell you about the history of the zoo.

The old zoo itself was super dilapidated in a not cool way (can you say old ANIMAL PRISON). It also smelled terrible and I even saw a bottle of piss. Then there were these hoodlums blasting metal in the picnic area and hidden in pockets on the hills smoking weed and drinking beers, which they probably littered. I would probably come here if I was a goth kid in middle school trying to find a place outside my parents house to drink keystone ice and smoke cigs. Also, there's coyotes roaming around so that was also sketch.

TLDR: you will leave this place wanting to make sure you put on hand sanitizer and wanting to dart out promptly before dusk. And the hike itself was underwhelming.

9 months ago

Way too many horses and the trail is covered in horse $hit.

hiking
10 months ago

We parked outside the gate and walked to the marked trail head. It was just a dirt road up to the caves, but they were fun to loop through for the kids a few times and we also climbed up a small hill to get some good pictures with the Hollywood sign, which also got them excited.

10 months ago

Very easy hike. Great to do with kids. The cave at the end is fun for the kids to run around in and explore.

hiking
10 months ago

This was good. Started at train town walked towards highway. The back half after the old zoo is not flat. It gets hilly!

10 months ago

Sweet, easy trail. Great for photos and Hollywood sign is visible if you climb a bit.

Quick and easy hike. Parking is tight. Very cool cave and view of the Hollywood Sign.

Started at LA Live Steamers , up Rattlesnake trail head, past Toyon Canyon land fill to the observatory. Reverse course via Mt. Hollywood. Nice moderate hike, met pleasant people on the way.

hiking
10 months ago

Long one but a good one. Old zoo ruins everywhere. Many movies have been filmed here. Free parking. The benches at the park are a plus.

hiking
11 months ago

Great light hike. Awesome views of the Hollywood sign.

hiking
11 months ago

awesome low traffic super easy hike to see some cool caves and view the hollywood sign

11 months ago

good place for family...

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