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Great hike take dirt road (if experienced ) straight up .. Amazing views of San Fernando. Valley and Santa Clarita Valley Along the ridge line . A lot of trails to choose from Especially once you are at the top . .

Watch out for coyotes. I have seen some several times while hiking here.

awesome brings me back to my love days

This hike starts on a steep dirt fire road. Heading east up the canyon. Once out of the canyon the hike levels out. Good views can be had of LA. The trail is very popular, we saw many people out on the trail. The Hollywood Sign was the highlight of the hike.

I’d say it was pretty good. Easy uphill almost like the concrete of Runyon but in dirt so you can actually take regular sneakers. No need for hiking boots. It was a total 4 miles up and done so it’s not so bad. When you are close to reaching the Hollywood sign taking the holkyridge trail do rent horses so expect poop smell lol. Parking was very easy to find at 4:30pm and it was not busy at all like the weekend.

5 days ago

Great hike, but definitely a moderate incline. Well-maintained and a few shaded areas. Great for dogs and there are a few well-spaced resting areas along the way that have trash cans. The pond is a nice touch too

5 days ago

Super easy walking trail and open space for kids to explore

This is a great hike up to the Observatory. We parked near The Trails restaurant, cutting about 1/2 mile off our hike, which is really just walking up the road. There are some steeper spots, but my 3 1/2 year old grandson did great.

First time here! Very nice trail. Will be back...

Great trail! Amazing views!! Bring a lot of water & wear a hat :)

Great views over south bay and downtown

Great hike for views of the los angeles area. Perfect to take family and friends to see the stunning views.

Moderate trail. Moderate traffic. Going early in the morning was a good idea. The observatory was getting crowded by 9am.

Not happy that the lake is on the opposite side of the trail which in turn gives a not so good view of the lake. Lots of traffic on two way street, with lots of cars going pretty fast... therefore I wouldn’t recommend any young impulsive children on this easy trail. Don’t want to discredit the location and beauty of being around the holly wood lake. This is just not what I was expecting. We went to franklin after which was amazing and perfect for my lil ones.

i.m run in la tuna canyon trail.i.ts beatiful route by trainer running

love it! been hiking the Griffith park trails since I was a baby.

Very beautiful hiking for beginners, more walk than hike. Amazing view. You can see clearly Hollywood sign

mountain biking
15 days ago

This trail is not fit for mountain biking, with high foot traffic on a single track and large technical sections (grade and obstacles). This trail should be a minimum black for mountain biking.

mountain biking
15 days ago

This trail should not be listed for mountain biking, or at least rated as a black diamond for biking (definitely not a blue). There is a sign that says no mountain biking along the trail as well, and the entry to the Hogback trail is essentially unmarked and is not maintained. I had to go off trail to avoid the no MTB section and missed the Hogback trail entry twice.

This trail goes to Rivas Canyon, not River Canyon. Nice little connector between Temescal Cyn and Will Rogers.

this hike is not as tough as I thought but it was foggy so we didn't get a very good view

don't do this hike if you don't like walking next to cliffs. At times it gets really narrow and it is a bit scary. Do the east loop better if you bring kids or dogs along.

If you enter the trail via Wonder Way it is by no means easy. I would call it moderate. It’s pretty steep and you gain some elevation. It’s a great local hike if you continue past the peak you can get to the Hollywood sign. Great views of LA, Hollywood and Burbank from the trail. Go later in the day for a beautiful sunset decent you won’t be disappointed.

great hike! Bring water, sunglasses & a hat.

Did this hike with my 4 & 6 year old. It was a great little starter for myself and even better that I could bring my kids along.

18 days ago

Short and steep, up one ridge to Mullholland, then down another. Decent views of the SFV and Encino reservoir. The east leg is prettier, with some rock outcroppings where you can enjoy the view. But overall, better as a short workout than as a trail.

19 days ago

This trail is ok. Not bad for a light somewhat scenic hike.

Great moderate trail. Nice views, but most of the trial looks out over the mansions of Topanga hills. The “spur” part that juts off the loop trail is not dog friendly. Also, you have to pay for parking at the park, gate closes at sunset.

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