Griffith Park Trail

Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA
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  • "Great hike for a view of the city. Bring tennis shoes,..." (4 tips)
  • "... Less people than at Runyon Canyon. Wear running shoes, trails can be..." (2 tips)
  • "... but it worths! Great view of the city." (3 tips)
  • Sony

    Getting ready to run the Griffith Park Trail Half Marathon? During the race, find someone running at your pace to stay on track & focused. Keep calm and run on...#Walkman Read more

    Sony · November 9, 2012
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  • Juston P.

    Less trafficked than Runyan Canyon. Lots of that typically LA shrubbery.

    Juston P. · January 9, 2012
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  • Rachel

    great hiking and views of the city when you get highre up

    Rachel · March 18, 2010
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  • Travel + Leisure

    Grab your hiking boots and make your way from the Los Angeles Zoo to the Griffith Observatory, made famous by “Rebel Without a Cause.” Stop at Trails Café for lunch.

    Travel + Leisure · September 21, 2012
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    It's possible to hike in the middle of LA! Griffith Park has over 56 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails that vary in elevation.

    The Ritz-Carlton · August 8, 2013
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  • Karl H.

    Turn left at the bridge and take Henry's trail. It ends with a beautiful panorama of Glendale and Downtown.

    Karl H. · May 10, 2011
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  • Stephanie K.

    Great hike for a view of the city. Bring tennis shoes, dont hike in flip flops and wedges people

    Stephanie K. · February 24, 2013
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  • Kim C.

    Best hiking area and trails. Lots of fresh air and sun. Great way to get a tan. Totally recommend hiking there, especially if you hike alone, very safe!

    Kim C. · March 12, 2012
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  • Bob C.

    It's Spring in Griffith Park and there are plenty of areas to hike. Go off trail for the better areas. Watch for wildlife, rattlesnakes, coyotes. Carry a stick, if necessary.

    Bob C. · April 15, 2011
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  • Christina B.

    Skip the trails and climb the rocks up. Listen intently for rattlesnakes. They sound like...a rattle.

    Christina B. · May 24, 2010
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  • Jesse K.

    Fucking in the bushes is popular here, but always check for snakes first

    Jesse K. · 1 week ago
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  • Susie D.

    If you go in the summer, BRING WATER! Like, WAY more than you think you'll need. I'm a seasoned hiker/athlete and the heat combined with virtually zero shade were too much for me!

    Susie D. · August 27, 2013
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  • Kristin M.

    There's barely any shady spots, so wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and a sun hat!

    Kristin M. · November 2, 2011
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  • Barbara L.

    Great hike!!

    Barbara L. · January 5
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  • Sebastian S.

    Don't go on a holiday, very busy!

    Sebastian S. · November 28, 2013
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  • Aaron P.

    Some trails -- everything is unmarked -- end with a fence. Please, park rangers, can't you put signage at the other end to say a trail is closed?

    Aaron P. · October 13, 2013
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  • Jeff W.

    Hike to the very top!

    Jeff W. · August 9, 2013
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  • Kat L.

    Gorgeous views along w/ a great workout! Less people than at Runyon Canyon. Wear running shoes, trails can be slippery. Next to the zoo & golf course so it's a perfect spot for the whole family!

    Kat L. · August 4, 2013
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  • Enrique N.

    I love the different "levels" in difficulty in the hiking paths

    Enrique N. · July 24, 2013
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  • Brittany Leigh

    Great trail for the pups but didn't see any water dishes along the way. Very sunny so wear sunscreen!

    Brittany Leigh · July 6, 2013
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  • Dan G.

    Great in the morning before it's to hot

    Dan G. · July 4, 2013
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  • Lara

    It is a little bit hot to walk thru, but it worths! Great view of the city.

    Lara · April 20, 2013
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  • @Real_JayC

    A Nice place to come and get Way from the fans [sorry I need space too]

    @Real_JayC · March 22, 2013
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  • Yhtac T.

    Dante's Garden has amazing views, clear or overcast skies. Good stop for dogs. Water nearby.

    Yhtac T. · March 3, 2013
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  • Alisha T.

    Park on Fern Dell or the lot just north, look for the trail heading northeast about 30 mins up to the observatory. Great hike! Bring water.

    Alisha T. · February 17, 2013
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  • Elise A.

    Much more convenient parking and less crowded than Runyon - similar type of trail but maybe slightly easier

    Elise A. · September 10, 2012
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  • Emily C.

    Park in Pecan Grove lot and walk to Zoo to avoid the traffic jams at the main lot.

    Emily C. · May 9, 2012
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  • South Park i.

    Get up there before 10am or you may have problems finding parking

    South Park i. · March 4, 2012
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  • Alana

    Shorts and thick socks are your best friend on this hike to the Hollywood sign

    Alana · February 29, 2012
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  • Daniel S.

    First time there. It was awesome!

    Daniel S. · September 2, 2010
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  • Corina L.

    Go for a run with Orpha after work today!

    Corina L. · April 1, 2010
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