Amir's Garden Trail

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Griffith Park

Amir's Garden Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 275 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Perfect sunny hike to an absolutely gorgeous and serene garden of jade, wildflowers and aloe. Pace the steps and trails that wind around that make up the garden to see beautiful panoramic views and you will not be disappointed.

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bugs
9 days ago

Trail is OPEN as of 5/22/2020! Great trail! Super steep on the way up, but once you get to the garden, it is a nice hidden gem! Some nice succulents fill the garden. Once we passed the garden and kept going up towards the summit, it was getting SUPER buggy...not sure what that was about. So maybe not only sunscreen, but some bug spray as well! Happy Hiking!

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over grown
10 days ago

My pup and I went late in the day and came down after dark. The views are amazing! We pretty much had the place to ourselves The stairs are pretty steep with no railing but my norwich puppy did great. Definitely recommend having a harness on your pet for safety and it’s very steep. We only saw 1 snake along the way. Want to go again in the early AM.

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14 days ago

It was a pretty little hike. Not moderate at all. Enjoyed the garden & horses when you would see them.

2 months ago

Depending which way you start its a bit of a journey, but the rewards of the garden are fruit for any nature asylum seeker. Want some solitude? Come during the morning midweek. Enjoy the gentle breeze as the lush foliage sway to the the earth's song

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2 months ago

Lovely secret garden ... very special place!

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2 months ago

short hike, but pretty.

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2 months ago

Dog friendly. Narrow trail at the end have staircases with a lot of protruding metal stakes and loose dirt so you have to be extremely careful. The hike was beautiful: lots of foliage and amazing views

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4 months ago

Quick, easy trail; Lots of nice places to have a picnic at top

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washed out
4 months ago

It was steep up and steep down but I liked it. I also took the more difficult route. LOLOLOL Looks like there is a bigger roundabout way to the top. Really neat side trails. Several benches and picnic areas. I loved the foliage.

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washed out
4 months ago

Washed out on the steep part down through the woods from the garden down. The fire road was perfectly smooth though.

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4 months ago

Very nice garden, something like a heaven. This place is never going to be bored. You gonna love it.

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off trail
5 months ago

Starts with a steep incline. gorgeous views and is very low traffic. Wear a shoe that has some traction since the way back down is made up of loose sandy dirt. pet friendly. many picnic benches up at the top. free parking at griffith park drive.

6 months ago

good hike but stairs need to be re done. can be dangerous

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6 months ago

Love taking the steps up to the garden, and depending how much time I have I will continue on. Lush and heavily shaded with lookle nooks with benches and picnic tables. Really lovely little respite from the crowds. Have done this trail a bunch and only once run into someone on the stair portion. There are usually people up on the benches, but it's so wooded you still have tons of privacy. Highly recommend. Good workout if you don't have tons of time.

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6 months ago

Beautiful little surprise in Griffith Park.

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7 months ago

It's really nice, yet small! You have to plan something else, not just this! The garden it's cute, cozy, but it has to be just one stop on a bigger hiking plan!

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8 months ago

steeper than you think. Def a workout.

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8 months ago

Great hike, though be warned that the short cuts are very steep. Leads to an irrigated oasis. I recommend it !

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9 months ago

Beautiful place. Hot but there are places for you to stop and take a rest under the trees.

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bugs
rocky
9 months ago

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11 months ago

For a 1.1 mile trail, it was more than I was expecting. Definitely a challenge for a 6lb, 12 year-old Chihuahua. The views aren't the best, but the garden is pretty great. I did pick up a full bag of trash in it though.

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11 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

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over grown
Wed May 29 2019

Nice short hike I was able to squeeze in after work. I recommend for beginners or people trying to get in shape like me. I actually went backwards and parked by the Mineral Wells picnic area and entered off Griffith Park Dr, following the sign for North Trail and Amir’s Garden. I climbed the steep fire road past the water tank and arrived at the top of the garden. After going this route, I think what AllTrails recommends is best. Half the fun of this trail is climbing the steep stairs up as the garden builds up around you. The trails inside the garden are narrow and over grown in a good way and it was fun exploring the different paths to find new seating areas. I sat down in one of these areas with a view of Glendale and enjoyed the sunset before heading out.

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over grown
Sun May 05 2019

The gardens were SO cute. A total oasis. A bit steep but light - would recommend.

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washed out
Sun Apr 21 2019

We went counter-clockwise. It's pretty much a fire trail with a slight incline snaking uphill. The garden at the top is lovely, lots of colors and different types of greenery. There are picnic tables and water fountains for people, horses and dogs. I highly recommend turning around at that point and going back down the same way you came up. The "stairs" that complete the loop have lost so much soil that it's just wooden boards and metal poles sticking up some 6-10 inches out of the ground. Very unsafe! Foliage hasn't been cut back in a while and there are no signs for which of the many forks to take. It's a labyrinth with dead ends on the side of a mountain.

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Sun Mar 24 2019

Trail was nice, not too strenuous. Lots of dog poop though which was gross. Pick up after your animals people. There were trash cans everywhere.

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