Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in California with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
17 hours ago

The mini walk was cool. The Power House itself is really interesting to check out. There are a few other trails you can walk and those are easy. Overall, it’s a nice way to spend a few hours.

hiking
17 hours ago

I have done this trail so many times.
This is one of the best and most scenic trails within 30 minutes from me. I have not only hiked this trail but I have also taken my downhill mtb and my trail bike on this trail, and both times were a complete blast.

No better place to watch the sunset.

Love this place. Perfect for biking

19 hours ago

Beautiful trail and managed well with a baby in the stroller and a toddler on foot. Also had my mom who uses a cane with me. Will be back!

trail running
20 hours ago

I love this spot. It's great for running, walking, or biking. I wouldn't necessarily call it "hiking" because it's a flat surface the entire length. It's 3 miles total. 1.5 miles from the start to the end and 1.5 miles back. I tracked this trail on my fitbit and you only get 3 miles total if you go ALL the way to the end. (This includes running on dirt not concrete). It's the perfect spot for an outdoor run because you get sun and you don't need to worry about any cars nearby. You also get a great view of some mountains. Thanks Hansen Dam.

I loved the hike. It is a tranquil and scenic hike that leads you to a waterfall. There are a lot of hummingbirds in the area. It is worth the trip and price.

Awesome trail to run. Visiting rhe area and was looking for a good place to get an hour run in and the place was awesome highly recommend it.

So many Trail options once you get there. Best maps and signage of any park I’ve seen. You can hike near the water for 7 Miles in a loop.

mountain biking
23 hours ago

Gentle

if you take the stairs it's pretty steep but it knocks off a lot of distance some pretty good views from up top also

Wide Trail and elevation climbs are spread out. Waterfall was a fun treat.

Nice simple hike with the family in the middle of a city. Good views the entire way. Even my 90 year old grandmaother likes this one.

Today was my first time there and I absolutely love it...

Great hike, took about 3 hours while pausing for the view at the top. Recommend good hiking boots!

Great, easy little hike. There was a decent amount of water at the falls and in the creek. Not too strenuous. Saw lots of kids and dogs along the way. When we came back, we diverted at the little concrete spillway, crossed it, and then went left up the trail that passes below the cabins. It was an easy hike up a wide, open, sunny path, and from the top, we could see the entirety of DTLA looking all magical and far-away. It was also nice to warm up before going home. We parked at the parking lot at the very base of the hill and got there around 8:30am, so it was pretty chilly from the lot to the falls in January.

I wish there was more honest people on here about this one or maybe it’s because they haven’t been to other places. The waterfall is nice if you can ignore all the graffiti and garbage people leave behind.

Hiked 11 miles here ! We started by the merry go round on the Glendale side. Went to the back and front of the sign. Did get a little lost on the way back but we followed the paved roads back to the Glendale side of Griffith park. Where we parked by LA zoo. I suggest parking on the opposite end of the park if you don’t want to hike over 8 miles lol. Please bring food. There are lots of water fountains but still bring your own. We hiked up the difficult way that isn’t really marked but it was kind of like rock climbing and it was fun! This is an ALL DAY hike. Clear your day. We were there from 11am-sundown at 5:30pm. Bring battery packs for your phone, there’s a lot of cell service on this mountain which was cool. We saw a lot of dummies tho. People starting this hike at 4pm and 5pm with small children. It was just stupid, really really reallyyy stupid. This IS NOT and easy hike , no joke this was intense, please don’t make your small children endure this, especially at night ! Like WTF!

Okay, this was a fun hike! There IS a 10 dollar fee for parking inside the state park. Which is unavoidable so just prepare to pay 10 bucks to hike here. There is absolutely ZERO CELL PHONE SERVICE. So please don’t go alone. Please stay on the trails and be careful. Don’t get lost. Open the trails app before you loose service going up the mountain. I found little spots of service , enough to at least open this app and figure out where we were. Now , this was a very fun hike . To be honest tho, the “waterfall” is a dam called Weir Dam Historical Site and it’s off the the side of this trail. It’s easy to find just follow the signs. Park at the Doane Pond lot next to the school up there, and you can pretty much hike to all the fun areas here . PLEASE BRING A LOT OF WATER, and FOOD. there is no place to buy food or snacks once you past the fork in the road next to the diner. There are a few water fountains around randomly but I’d still bring your own. Follow my advice and you all will have a fun time up in the mountains! Be safe and watch out for poison oak.

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