Ferndell Trail to the Griffith Observatory

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Ferndell Trail to the Griffith Observatory is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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.

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12 days ago

Pretty fun. Nice lush area at the bottom. Parking is fairly do-able. Plenty of restroom access. Hike is mostly fire road, but some challenging grades. Fabulous reward with Observatory activities at the top.

hiking
18 days ago

Great trek
Beautiful trees and bird watching
Best to go when cooler

1 month ago

this trail is awesome - if you're not in at least ok shape it'll be tough

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walking
1 month ago

Nice walk. There's a couple of trails you can walk. The one with all the greenery and ponds is cooler as its shadier and doesn't feel so hot.

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2 months ago

A good warm up before hiking the rest of Griffith Park.

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2 months ago

So many trees, such a relaxing hike. Great different trails. One of my favorites

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2 months ago