Griffith Park Old Zoo Loop

EASY 193 reviews
#13 of 56 trails in

Griffith Park Old Zoo Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 419 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

hiking
16 days ago

great trail with the kids with connecting access to other trails with greater views

walking
19 days ago

It was a nice walk

1 month ago

its ok for a hike in the city. Bit crowded, also way to many children screaming their heads off for no reason. Parents bring their kids here because its close, is a super easy hike, and brings out children's imagination with the abandoned zoo aspect. So if you cant stand children like me, then avoid this place or go on a weekday when they are in school. If you dont believe me, read the other reviews. Many say things like "Great for the whole family" and "I brought my four year old..." and "The kids will love it!".

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad trail. Not the best is Griffith either. The old zoo enclosures were really neat. You can go in/on all of them.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a good easy trail that takes about 45 minutes if going at a good pace. It’s cool to see all the cages and things from the Old Zoo, but if you’re looking for LA city views this trail isn’t the best. Still really enjoyed it though! Pretty quiet and pretty much all locals. Felt good being able to let my dog off leash the second half of the trail because of how few people were on the trail. Would do again!

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was perfect after the rain. No dust and very clean which is unusual for this hike. It looks like the city covered up a ton of the graffitti that usually covers all of the stone enclosures. All in all it was a good day.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice hike to do with family.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy nice hike with views then down into the old zoo. Steep first part but then the route we took after was pretty easy. It was done up with decorations for the haunted hayride and I had some trouble explaining dismembered bodies to my 4 year old but it was fun to see during daylight.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Probably one the best easy hikes i've done in a long time. Great for people of all ages in good health. It's dog friendly, there are some shady areas. Enjoy the great views and many picture taking opportunities. Follow the Alltrails route as shown for the easy hike. The trails that branch off are more challenging and go on for longer. We went during Halloween time and got to wonder through Haunted Hayride attraction during the day for an extra creepy experience. I deducted a star for all the dog poop people seem to not pick up and the occasional flying insects. First timers, don't forget to check out the weird Merry-Go-Round. LOL

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty easy hike. Spent a lot of time exploring the old zoo, great spot for photos or recording.

hiking
4 months ago

Family hike. Super easy. Interesting, but also kind of creepy.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice walk for all ages, fun to walk around the old zoo exhibits.

hiking
7 months ago

Really nice trail. Had very pretty views and not too crowded.

hiking
over grown
rocky
7 months ago

I was so excited for this trail but bummed how overgrown it was once you were off the old road. Also, this felt moderate to me, again once off the road. I did have a toddler in a back carrier, so I didn’t want to be bushwhacking. But... At one point there was an overgrown trail that went into a metal fence and you could turn sharply right away from the fence, but the map appeared to say move along the fence. You could cut threw and move down either side but one side was very steep and the other side was only accessed while shoving branches away from your face. Again, we were in the right place according to the map, but sketchy. It does appear from google maps I reviewed when I got home that the rest of the trail is open and easier, so I’m headed back soon.

8 months ago

Fun to explore the old zoo!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike, and a nice little view from the peaks. Parking was really easy.

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty easy trail. Great hike to do with family

hiking
9 months ago

Wet nice and easy hike to do with the kiddos. They explored old zoo displays. Fun.

hiking
10 months ago

Quick hike. Saw a tarantula!

hiking
11 months ago

Take this trail up to bees rock too.

hiking
11 months ago

Super dog-friendly Love it

hiking
Mon Feb 18 2019

Very cute little hike. Neat abandoned cages and pretty view of Burbank along the way

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
Sat Jan 19 2019

Fun short trail

hiking
Sun Jan 13 2019

Did this trail on a nice Sunday morning with a lot of people around. It's really cool to see all the old cages and stuff, though it makes you feel like you're in some abandoned park where all the animals were let loose and you're one of the survivors aha...anyways overall it's a great easy hike and fun to explore around. I added the Vista Point trail as I didn't feel like I got enough of a workout in yet and that was very tiring - but totally worth it to see pretty much all of Los Angeles from one point!

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