Explore the most popular lake 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Super chill loop around Lake Hollywood. The fencing around the lake are not appealing but the views when you get to the bridge are nice. Cool to see the Hollywood sign with a lake in front of it. As easy as it gets so fun to take anyone along.

walking
1 day ago

In June 2013 (after two years of renovation), Echo Park reopened! And as you stroll around the lake, you may notice the original water lilies have returned, too! To help with the whole experience, boats rides are available accompanied by great views of the city! Venture off into the neighborhood to the east and you can find Carroll Ave... and it's beautiful Victorian homes.

walking
20 days ago

It's a nice place to go for a walk , not much of a hike, during summer is really nice as they have activities for kids and Yoga.. they have a lake in the middle where you can ride some small paddle boats ( they are shaped as a goose).

They have a small Cafe and can buy some snack and even some lunch.

The only thing I don't like is there is a lot of goose poop a lot, you just have a watch where you walk..
Other then that I recommend to come and visit

Very ugly view. All you are looking at for the most part is barb wire....not inspiring. If you want to walk on sand and stare at barb wire in direct heat, this trail is for you.

walking
1 month ago

Nice hike with friends. Saw a couple deer and a few turtles

walking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Definitely a walking trail that has many turns anf will make you want to sprint to see what’s at the end of the path. You can see the Hollywood sign, but unfortunately the trail doesn’t lead to it.

Basically a flat walk on a paved utility road. But - pretty mountain and lake scenery, nice vibe. Good walk for single females wanting to be safe, there are plenty of people around, including park rangers. There is an additional trail to the east that branches off near the southern end of the lake and goes up to Mulholland Drive if you want more of a workout.

trail running
3 months ago

Not too exciting, other than being close to the Hollywood sign.

Nice, chill walk on flat terrain

3 months ago

This is good of you want to try out your bike ( your kids) or do. A run in a close but safe area :) and it’s off to other trials but this is a gated trails it’s still a nice hike they have restrooms half way /threw along with water (nice picture backgrounds on the bridge ;) of LA when leaving depends if you got out going upwards you go right under the Hollywood sign / good hiking area too (

the hike was pretty easy but some of the off trails end up dead ends so you have to be careful also it's hard to get across the stream in some places and we didn't see any birds it's supposed to be a refuge but there's plenty of water and the lake is big

I liked nice view and very quiet, easy to find parking

hiking
4 months ago

Not so much a hike as a walk in the park. Beautiful in July, with all the lotuses blooming on the lake. Very popular and friendly, and interesting history in the area.

walking
5 months ago

To call this concrete walkway a trail or this walk a hike is a blow off the water lie.

This is NOT a trail, but a concrete walk build around a human made lake.

Often times, depending on time and day, it is over crowded. Not uncommon to run into groups of three or four people walking next to each other taking the whole path and blocking others. you have to ether ask them to move or go around them. Complete disregard for others. Not surprising, people often do that on the bike path around the park, why not here?

The best thing about this walk is to watch the ducks swans. But at the same time it can be upsetting. I have seen plenty of people feeding them even though there are signs that clearly state not to do it. It affects their migration habits and it is illegal. But people do it anyway. I suppose some people think signs and laws do not apply to them.

Perhaps my review is a bit more “negative” than others, but I crew up in the Valley and have frequented this park and many others and I have seen this park go from bad to worst. More and more people and people using it few good parks we have in the Valley in very selfish ways. At the same time I am not one to sugar coat things. Yes, it’s a pretty place with some beautiful animals, but it does have it’s downfalls.

Unless it’s raining, do not expect to spend some nice quite time. If you want some alone time and quite time, just you and nature, this is not the place for you.

this was more of a walk than a hike very flat and pretty much asphalt all the way around and the fence didn't help the view at all but we still had a good time

We perfected the Hollywood Hills hike! This trail starts at the Hollywood Reservoir, then up to the back of the Hollywood sign and then over to the Griffith Observatory. We choose to Uber to the starting point and from the end point since it is always crowded and very hard to find a parking space.

Enjoy!

Super easy very flat partially in a neighborhood nice to take your dog on a walk.

Great for social walk. Great run for beginners. About 1.3 miles around the lake.

muy bien

The pond seems more popular with geese than with people, probably due to all the goose poop. The walk itself is on a totally flat, paved path.

I did this as a cool down from the Hollywood sign hike. Don't really like the fences that are up, but I get it. Also was just too flat for me. This hike is good for a nice easy walk. Saw a couple deer while I was here.

walking
7 months ago

Ducks and swans in the lake. Bird melodies. Pedal boat rentals. Finding parking on the weekend can be difficult.

walking
7 months ago

This amazing reservoir trail has been one of my every day Common exercising fit program’s for over 15 years now, Anytime of the day is the perfect place to meditate, walk, run, jog, or just sit back read a book, including a amazing dog play park very dog friendly,

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.

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

walking
9 months ago

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