Explore the most popular horseback riding trails near Los Angeles with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Really good walk. Take some water.

hiking
4 days ago

Be inspired to take it higher.

I've been to Temescal, Los Liones, Murphy Ranch and others in the area. I never really knew how they all connected but I always appreciated that each trail offered its own difficulty, views, history and charm. On this occasion I was looking for Rustic Canyon Loop trail and once again I found myself everywhere but where I intended to be.

I arrived at the trail and found that the parking was $12 or a sign that I believe said $3 per hour. Either use exact cash or make sure you have your card with you. Before heading up the trail I knew to expect beautiful views because the skies were clear and I was already somewhat familiar with other trails in the area. I saw horses from the park as I was heading up.

There are certain parts of the trail that are dog friendly but beyond Inspiration Point there are signs posted that warn of Mountain Lions. There are lizards all over the place and I was told that there was a rattlesnake so I was definitely on alert. The grade is a gradual climb to Inspiration Point not too difficult but it checks the box for view. You will be inspired from that point because you'll see the panoramic beauty of downtown LA, Santa Monica, the Palisades, Malibu the ocean and the grounds that make up Will Rogers State Park. It's really beautiful out there.

After leaving Inspiration Point I was inspired to go higher so after speaking to another gentleman I finally found a sign that said Rustic Canyon. I've tried to get there on different occasions but I could never find it while using my GPS. Long review short I went up another 2 miles or so. The path is pretty easy to follow and they do a great job of marking the direction so you stay the course.

I will definitely return here and make sure I have a fully charged phone and downloaded map so that that I can go deeper into the trail and see things that I haven't from the other trails that are a part of this park. I suggest this to those that want to find themselves getting lost in the view, the history and the challenge of going to different paths. Let Inspiration Point and Will Rodgers (Rogers) land inspire you to continue dreaming and climbing to reach another level in life.

hiking
8 days ago

Great easy trail! Some area shaded well even in hot days. I personally love it. Don’t care much about dogs poop, it’s not the street. Animal faces part of the nature! Flowers all over!

Took the stairs up to the garden and continued up the mountain. Bit foggy morning but still great views.

hiking
13 days ago

Another trail that I've been doing since I was a kid. My dad would bring us every weekend because we live so close to Griffith park. On your way back down when you pass the Captains roost stay on the same trail you came up and it will be a 3 mile hike. Get here super early I suggest 5:00am because it gets really crowded. You have to pay for parking after 10:00am. $4 an hour!

Took a wrong turn along the way and came there after dark but a fun trail overall

Great views. 90%incline all the way to the sign. Your legs are gonna feel it for a couple days after. Great hike for fitness. Run on the way down.

quick and easy and yet so beautiful. one of my favorite secret gardens in LA.

I started from the playground up to the observatory and it was a quick but steep trail. A lot people and wide pathways perfect for group but safe to go alone

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.

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.

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.

mountain biking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

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.

It was a fun and easy hike. I did it with family and friends who are much older. My family even had sandals and no water too lol.

Awesome trails

Nice view...

boy we found a shortcut that has a lot of overgrowth but it's very steep and it cuts off almost a mile of the trip to mount Hollywood Peak

We took a short cut through a gate that could only be opened by exiting and it was only 2 miles from that point. I recommend that most if you want time and energy to explore the rest of LA in the same day!

Great hike. Grew up hiking this trail with my family of all ages.

Great, nice views, shot and sweet !!

Some great view of the entire Griffith Park, weekends are a little crowded for my taste.

Coming from Washington State, this was amazing. The weather was beautiful, views fantastic, and easy hike with easy incline.

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