Griffith Park

Park, Other Great Outdoors, and Trail
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, United States
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    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
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    • 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–8:00 PM

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  • Sports Authority

    Hike around the park and spot the Hollywood Sign, which can be seen from various points on the hiking trail.

    Sports Authority · November 22, 2010
  • Sony

    For all those road runners out there, consider trail running here. It will train all the tiny stabilizer muscles in your lower legs that road running just won’t hit. Read more

    Sony · October 9, 2012
  • LA Weekly

    From the sublime parking to old zoo to the Merry-Go-Round (which has been operating since 1937), the largest urban park in America has been voted Best Of LA many times... Also perfect for picnics! Read more

    LA Weekly · January 25, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    Griffith Park, at 4,014 acres of land, is the largest municipal park in the nation

    Los Angeles · October 13, 2010

    Vista Del Valle Drive is a road on the southeast corner that is now closed to motor vehicles. This is a fantastic bike route that leads to a lookout to LA, Santa Monica and even the ocean on clear day Read more · May 19, 2011
  • Maroon 5

    I love to jog these trails and play tennis over at the beautiful courts. We're really lucky to have this great resource in the middle of our city! - James

    Maroon 5 · June 7, 2012
  • David M.

    Find the Batcave

    David M · March 13, 2009
  • Patrick K.

    Visit the Griffith Observatory Read more

    Patrick Kajirian · March 27, 2010
  • Trey D.

    go for a run

    Trey Dalton · March 13, 2009
  • eHow

    The park offers numerous activities for children, including such famous attractions as the Los Angeles Zoo and the Griffith Observatory. Read more

    eHow · September 13, 2010
  • Peter M.

    Treat Yourself Right. Have a picnic here beneath a pine tree.

    Peter Munters · April 8, 2010
  • Skip G.

    Check out Amir's Garden. It is a short hike up the trail from the intersection of Griffith Park Dr. and Mineral Wells Rd. Water fountain, horse trough, and plenty of seating and shade available. Read more

    Skip G · December 1, 2009
  • Mika K.

    picnic in the shade.

    Mika Kolb · August 7, 2009
  • Francis O.

    Go check out train town and remember better times.

    Francis Orante · March 19, 2009
  • Los Angeles

    Go @metrolosangeles 2 Hollywood/Western & walk north 2 Fern Dell 4 hiking & lunch at The Trails.

    Los Angeles · July 7, 2011
  • GameTrailers .com

    Location in L.A. Noire video game by RockStar Games Read more

    GameTrailers .com · May 21, 2011
  • Los Angeles

    For years, the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club has been leading guided hikes through the many trails of Griffith Park.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
  • Corey P.

    Wear good shoes and carry plenty if water on hot days and enjoy the trails.

    Corey P · February 23, 2013
  • LogoTV

    Best hiking trails! There every weekend. - Matthew Herrick, DTLA - The Series

    LogoTV · October 11, 2012
  • Nicole M.

    There's a great hike for out-of-town visitors. Starts near merry-go-round. 360 views of LA and Valley from the top, plus great views of Hollywood sign. But beware...a long uphill!

    Nicole M · May 5, 2010
  • andrew c.

    The best views in LA.

    andrew chapello · August 14, 2014
  • Pamela B.

    This park us such a haven. People who think LA is just about freeways and concrete need to visit Griffith.

    Pamela Brooks · July 20, 2013
  • Yoplait

    Interested in science? Love looking at stars? Check out this nonprofit park with info. on astronomy and other fun topics; it’s recently renovated and looking stellar!

    Yoplait · September 6, 2011
  • Sarah J.

    "Take nothing but photographs...leave nothing but footprints"

    Sarah Jean · August 8, 2011
  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? In 1882, Colonel Griffith J. Griffith purchased Griffith Park for use as an ostrich farm. He later gave the city 3000 acres, after supposedly seeing the ghost of the land’s first owner. Read more

    K12 Inc · July 5, 2011
  • HowAboutWe

    You can pretty much do it all here: picnics, hiking, dog-walking, running or star gazing (at the observatory). Romantic tip: the city lights at night are gorgeous from up here.

    HowAboutWe · April 14, 2011
  • UCLA Volunteer Center

    The largest municipal park with urban wilderness in the country, Griffith Park will serve as the location for 14 UCLA Volunteer Day sites. Join us on 9/21 as we work to beautify this popular spot. Read more

    UCLA Volunteer Center · September 17, 2010
  • Dora

    Once a month there’s a “faery hunt” in the Fern Dell area – part hike, part theater, all fun!Powered by Read more

    Dora · June 28, 2010
  • AD N.

    Don't miss festival of lights, worth the walk

    AD Nys · December 22, 2009
  • E L.

    love their trails♥ pretty place for picnic too ;)

    E L-H · October 29, 2014
  • Eric B.

    Show your love for Griffith Park and the Mideast Side with a map T-shirt!

    Eric Brightwell · February 24, 2014
  • Luca B.

    I come here to bury all of my bodies. Great bird watching too.

    Luca Belloiu · October 26, 2013
  • Anna M.

    Hikes are amazing. Bring the dogs, plenty of water, and good shoes.

    Anna Maria · August 12, 2013
  • Oscar O.

    Are there coyotes in these parts?

    Oscar Ochoa · July 20, 2013
  • Tony R.

    There are so many different routes and trails you can take to make every visit an adventure. Love Griffith Park!

    Tony Ramos · May 24, 2013

    Some hikes get close to the Hollywood sign, and the views from the Observatory are unparalleled. There’s something for everyone– entertain a grumpy 10-year old or woo a date with a romantic stroll. Read more · April 22, 2012
  • LAist

    As L.A.'s largest historical monument, it represents the untamed qualities of the West--canyons, river plains, caves, low-lying slopes--and provides the 1 thing hard to come by in most cities, space. Read more

    LAist · March 25, 2012
  • LAist

    As LA’s largest historical monument, it represents the untamed qualities of the West--canyons, river plains, caves, low-lying slopes--and it provides the 1 thing hard to come by in most cities, space. Read more

    LAist · March 18, 2012
  • FabFitFun

    Drive up to the observatory and hike the trails during the day, then star gaze at night! You'll feel like you're on top of the world!

    FabFitFun · December 9, 2011
  • David C.

    sit in the shade of a tree drinking coffee and the most amazing lavender biscuits I have ever tasted from the Trails Café , oh man I have to learn how to make those mmm

    David Caffrey · September 14, 2011
  • James F.

    Originally a part of the Spanish land grant, Rancho Los Feliz, the park was named for its former owner, Colonel Gr... Read more

    James Fahey · July 17, 2010
  • JT

    Great for night running as the road closures happen after sunset. Read more

    JT · April 5, 2010
  • Mark M.

    Travel Town is great for kids. My preschooler loved the old trains and getting inside them. The little train you can ride in was great too. Very cheap and worth your time especially with kids.

    Mark Meyers · December 29, 2009
  • AD N.

    Hike Mt. Hollywood, at sunrise or sunset. Wait for a clear, breezy day; after rains is best.

    AD Nys · July 27, 2009
  • Jessi P.

    Bucket list- CHECK!

    Jessi Padgett · 1 week ago
  • Alexandre C.

    Really pretty

    Alexandre Curiel · 2 weeks ago
  • Edzel R.

    This place is where some movies have been filmmed

    Edzel Rebamontan · 2 weeks ago
  • Kristal W.

    Bring water, hiking shoes and get ready to get vertical!

    Kristal Waybright · 2 weeks ago
  • Sam W.

    There's so much more here than just the observatory

    Sam Wing · 3 weeks ago
  • Thomas C.

    The definition of touristy. but so so worth it. Who doesn't love the stars and the lights? You gotta get there early though because the road to the summit bottlenecks like crazy

    Thomas Colton · January 23

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