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Franklin Canyon Park

Park, Trail, and Lake
West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills
  • Curbed
    "... opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show."(3 Tips)
    Elke D.
    "Ask Ranger Joel about the trails and the animals."(2 Tips)
    Jen C.
    "picnic by the reservoir"(2 Tips)
    LA Weekly
    "LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Take A Hike Among The Stars!"(6 Tips)
25 Tips and reviews
  • hiking
  • andy griffith show
  • picnics
  • ranger
  • reservoir
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  • Curbed
    CurbedMarch 20, 2014
    Featuring a duck pond and 3-acre lake, this 605-acre park has been spotted in a slew of legendary shows and films, including Creature of the Blue Lagoon and opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show. Read more
  • The Artificial
    The ArtificialNovember 27, 2017
    Skip the star-spotting crowds at Runyon park and head to one of the lesser-known, but equally beautiful hiking trails in the Santa Monica mountains where the view is great!
  • Pieter 😜 D.
    Pieter 😜 DomApril 16, 2014
    North of the Upper Franklyn Canyon Reservoir, you'll find Glastonberry Grove and other Twin Peaks filming locations. If it's a nice day for a picnic, have one like James & Donna, or Audrey & Jack!
  • Vanity Fair Agenda
    Vanity Fair AgendaJanuary 30, 2012
    Located in the serene hills off Mulholland between Sherman Oaks and Beverly Hills, this secluded park boasts ponds, wildflowers, old-growth trees, and storybook-cute wildlife.
  • JNET
    JNETMay 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great spot to picnic and relax. Mind the speed limit, 15mph - people, children and dogs enjoying a peaceful walk. :) STOP fully at stop signs or risk ticket!!!
  • Steve D.
    Steve DwormanNovember 15, 2011
    The lake here is where they shot the opening for the Andy Griffith show with a tiny Ron Howard. See if you can find the hidden pond with fish.
  • Elke D.
    Elke De PourcqMarch 27, 2011
    Ask Ranger Joel about the trails and the animals. He gives great advice. The Hastain Trail is wonderful with great views!
  • Alana
    AlanaMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The park rangers are super uptight about speeding. And yes, those camera enforced stop signs actually work.
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVJune 1, 2010
    I do my "walking children in nature" walks here. I'm familiar with the flora & fauna because I teach kids about nature... poison oak (leaves of three, let it be!) -Tammie Brown, RuPaul's Drag Race
  • Filming Locations
    Filming LocationsFebruary 11, 2012
    In the luxury house at 1541 Summitridge Dr, near the park, Vince Vega (John Travolta) picks up Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) in Quentin Tarantino's film "Pulp Fiction".
  • Chris D.
    Chris DonnellyJune 6, 2016
    A little boring, but the quiet this close to the city was pleasant.
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiJanuary 27, 2015
    Very nice and quiet place for a hike/walk.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LodinApril 3, 2016
    I love driving through this park everyday
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 17, 2010
    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Take A Hike Among The Stars!
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 7, 2016
    Nice park for the outdoors
  • MO7S
    MO7SOctober 31, 2011
    15 mph driving in, or you will recieve a ticket in the mail.
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FalkMay 20, 2012
    Wanna go steeper? Start from Tw end of the trail
  • BOB ..
    BOB .saOctober 11, 2012
    P S 3 pes 2013
  • Sandra B.
    Sandra B.June 9, 2012
    Perfect hiking spot!
  • Drita K.
    Drita KesslerApril 9, 2014
    Long sleaves and good hiking boots.
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan RayMay 29, 2013
    Opening scene from The Andy Griffith Show was shot at the pond.
  • Jen C.
    Jen CadyMarch 16, 2010
    Have a picnic by the reservoir and make up a telenovela starring the ducks.
  • Pamela S.
    Pamela SaundersMarch 13, 2011
    Late afternoon lighting is gorgeous!
  • TJ M.
    TJ McDrumsMarch 13, 2010
    great hikes!
  • Dan U.
    Dan UMarch 7, 2010
    Go for a hike with your kids.
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