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Best wild flowers trails in Griffith Park, California

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Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.
Map of wild flowers trails in Griffith Park, California
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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 (24)
#1 - Hollywood Sign via Canyon Drive
Griffith Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
Visitors should use the Brush Canyon Trail from Canyon Drive, two blocks to the east of Beachwood Drive off Franklin, or Griffith Observatory. Canyon has a parking lot, sidewalks, trash cans, and facilities for visitors. Parking is limited and fills up quickly at Griffith Park so using the DASH Observatory shuttle is recommended. This shuttle runs every 15 to 20 minutes between 10 AM to 10 PM and is wheelchair accessible. Due to multiple portions of the trail having a steep grade above 12%, this trail is not considered wheelchair or stroller friendly, although it may be for some users. This is a great hike if you are visiting or new in town with excellent views of the Hollywood sign. At the top is a 360 degree view behind the famous sign. Show more
#2 - 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
#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 - 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 day if possible and bring lots of water. Excellent views and dogs are allowed.Show more
#5 - Riverside Trail to Vista Viewpoint
Griffith Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
#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 follows an asphalt road that leads to the very top of Griffith Park, right above the Hollywood sign. Be aware of hot weather as there is little to no shade on this hike. Bring water, and hike early or late in the day, if possible. The views are worth it!Show more
#7 - Amir's Garden Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 38 m
#8 - Ferndell to Mount Hollywood Summit
Griffith Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Begin on Fern Dell near Trails cafe. As you began the ascend, take the east trail (trail to the right) up to the Observatory. This is an all uphill hike so pace yourself. If you end up taking the west trail (left) it is ok because they eventually meet up. There isn't any shade on this trail until you are almost at the Observatory. Once you arrive at the Observatory (0.9 mile hike), take a bathroom break and refill your water. You will find the toilets and fountains near the parking lot. Continue across the parking lot to the trail that takes you up to Mt. Hollywood Summit. At the beginning of the trail, stop at the Berlin Gardens and read about it. Hollywood History! Continue on the trail. You will walk over a bridge (see photo) and continue all the way up. This trail is much more level and quite easy. You will eventually see an intersection with a small tree on the right and a sign on the left. You have a choice of going left or right. Choose the right, towards Dante's view. This is a beautiful small park to stop and visit. Once you have passed Dante's View, you will see another sign pointing the way to Mt. Hollywood Summit, .3 miles to go. Follow the trail up. You will see a 3 way intersection. Follow it up past a sign honoring officer Jeffery Lindenberg. You will also see another sign pointing toward Mt. Hollywood Summit. Follow it up. This is where the summit comes into View (see photo). Enjoy the view. Take it in and have a snack here. On my way down, take Captains roost. Once you leave the summit, go left and not right. You will take a sharp left and pass a water tower. You will also pass a new park on the right. Stop here and visit the little park with palm trees. Once you make your way all the way down the trail over the bridge again, you have a choice. You can go back up to the Observatory and take the same trail back down to Fern Dell or take the West Trail to Fern Dell heading down the hill on the right. Once on the west trail, you will come to the street (see photo). Cross the street and continue down the west trail all the way back to Fern Dell. You will begin seeing old dams and beautiful trees as you get toward the bottom (see photos). You will end up at the top of Fern Dell near the parking lot. Make sure you have plenty of water and sun screen. Enjoy!Show more
#9 - Observatory Trail Extended Loop Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
#10 - Beacon Hill Fern Canyon Loop Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
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