Debs Park: City View and Walnut Forest Trails

EASY 162 reviews

Debs Park: City View and Walnut Forest Trails is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

1 day ago

I think we must have gone the wrong way as I don’t remember seeing a lake, haha. That said, the trail was pretty easy, wide and clean. More like hiking up a fire road than anything. The view was beautiful, though, as it was raining over DTLA. We were looking for a casual, low key stroll if you will and while it seemed a bit steep for a stroll, it definitely wasn’t intense in any way. If you want something quick and easy, with a great view, I’d recommend it!

hiking
23 days ago

My second time at this park. First time I took the paved trail all the way. This time I was in my boots and took the dirt trail that parallels the paved trail for the most part. I loved finding the interconnecting trails all over the hill. Only saw 4 or 5 others on the dirt trail - paved trail has much more traffic. Surprisingly lots to see up there.

24 days ago

Good trail... pretty easy with decent incline. Nice views.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a good walk

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. 6.5 miles of fun. Free parking. Great views of Downtown Los Angeles!

2 months ago

This trail is great for running or a quick hike. Not crowded and easy to navigate. Will be back to see more of the pond area.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for dogs. Not too crowded but great views!

hiking
4 months ago

If you live close it is five stars.

4 months ago

End of this route is really slippery- recommend going around long way!

hiking
7 months ago

good work out just not long enough

7 months ago

beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

Great little hike within the city, plenty of hill climbs and nice views of the lake and the city. Bring water and a hat for the sun.

9 months ago

good walk

10 months ago

Honestly, compared to other hikes you can drive to in this region; it sucks.

10 months ago

This place is so beautiful! It's filled with golden fields of wildflowers and a beautiful pond!

hiking
11 months ago

Went on a night hike, creepy. Very quiet though, did not encounter anyone else.

hiking
11 months ago

Perfect for a quick morning hike (the shorter trails take 45 minutes round trip at a steady pace) or an afternoon meander (the longer trail that takes you completely around the hill is roughly 1.5hrs round trip). Some moderate incline spots, but those can be avoided for less steep options. This park has my vote for favorite view of downtown (and Catalina island in the distance on a clear day!).
Perfect for kids, dog walking, mountain biking. There's a cute pond at the top that makes you feel like you're suddenly in Louisiana.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

came out here to do a quick hike with my pups, very quiet and peaceful. great view of DTLA and relaxing. only it's a little bit dirty or at least when I went.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

This is a nice local Trail between El Sereno and Highland Park. Some of the Trail is pavement and other parts are dirt. There are a lot of areas to explore and you can make your Hike short or long. We walked to the top and explored and then walked around the Lake and Park itself.

There is even a Hidden Park within the Park which is Kinda of Cool.

The Parking is Free. So enjoy a cool local location over looking the City.

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2016

Relaxing light hike with my son, beautiful clear day with a nice view of Catalina island in the distance!

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