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.

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

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20 days ago

walking
21 days 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.

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Good workout for your legs and lungs. With an amazing view at the top.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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!

hiking
2 months ago

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.