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.
dogs on leash
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.
A good warm up before hiking the rest of Griffith Park.
So many trees, such a relaxing hike. Great different trails. One of my favorites
Good workout for your legs and lungs. With an amazing view at the top.
Easy hike terrain wise- we did it at night and it didn't feel dangerous and was really pretty at the top. Great for a group.
Great trails up and down the mountain! I love Griffith Observatory so this one was a real treat. The hike isn't too demanding and is mostly flat on the way to the top. Would have liked some tree covering on the trail, because it was so hot the day I hiked, but it was still worth it. Highly reccomend this hike to anyone who's never been to Griffith Park/Observatory, and to any one (like me) who's new to LA. Don't forget to bring sunscreen!
This one was just okay for me, the city views I was expecting were mostly shrouded by smog, which just made me sad. The Observatory at the top though is amazing! And there are nice dogs all along the trail on the weekends.
Beautiful walk up to the observatory. Took our 14 yo boxer and she did great. Coming downhill is a bit rough on the knees. Beautiful greenery and stream in the park after all this rain!
Easy trail, Great view!