Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
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    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
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    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • 6:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–Noon
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
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  • "... here is great! You can hike up to the Hollywood sign or through the old LA..." (2 tips)
  • "... Angeles Zoo and the Griffith Observatory." (2 tips)
  • "... plus great views of Hollywood sign. But beware...a long uphill!" (4 tips)
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Los Angeles

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

    Los Angeles · October 13, 2010
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  • Examiner.com

    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

    Examiner.com · May 19, 2011
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  • David M.

    Find the Batcave

    David M. · March 13, 2009
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  • 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
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  • Patrick K.

    Visit the Griffith Observatory Read more

    Patrick K. · March 27, 2010
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  • Trey D.

    go for a run

    Trey D. · March 13, 2009
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  • 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
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  • Peter M.

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

    Peter M. · April 8, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Mika K.

    picnic in the shade.

    Mika K. · August 7, 2009
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  • Francis O.

    Go check out train town and remember better times.

    Francis O. · March 19, 2009
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  • Los Angeles

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

    Los Angeles · July 7, 2011
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  • GameTrailers .com

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

    GameTrailers .com · May 21, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Corey P.

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

    Corey P. · February 23, 2013
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  • LogoTV

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

    LogoTV · October 11, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Pamela B.

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

    Pamela B. · July 20, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Dora

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

    Dora · June 28, 2010
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  • AD N.

    Don't miss festival of lights, worth the walk

    AD N. · December 22, 2009
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  • Eric B.

    Show your love for Griffith Park and the Mideast Side with a map T-shirt! http://www.pandsmaps.com/the-mideast-side/

    Eric B. · February 24
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  • Luca B.

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

    Luca B. · October 26, 2013
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  • Anna M.

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

    Anna M. · August 12, 2013
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  • Oscar O.

    Are there coyotes in these parts?

    Oscar O. · July 20, 2013
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  • Tony R.

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

    Tony R. · May 24, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    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

    ThePurplePassport.com · April 22, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Sarah J.

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

    Sarah J. · August 8, 2011
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  • 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
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  • James F.

    Originally a part of the Spanish land grant, Rancho Los Feliz, the park was named for its former owner, Colonel Gr... http://bit.ly/b10NOM Read more

    James F. · July 17, 2010
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  • JT

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

    JT · April 5, 2010
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  • 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 M. · December 29, 2009
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  • AD N.

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

    AD N. · July 27, 2009
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  • Hossam A.

    جلسات رائعة لشرب الشاي أو تناول وجبة غذاء. Nice relaxing seating for tea drink or a meal.

    Hossam A. · March 22
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  • Voltaire V.

    Pick up your trash!!!

    Voltaire V. · March 4
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  • Jacx B.

    If you are leaving the park after 10PM, don't use any other exit route except the road leading to Los Feliz, all gates close @10PM. But if like driving a dark, winding road, then check the routes.

    Jacx B. · December 7, 2013
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  • Angel M.

    It's always beautifully done

    Angel M. · November 28, 2013
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  • Brittany G.

    Hiking here is great! You can hike up to the Hollywood sign or through the old LA Zoo. My legs are always killing me after this trail but I love it. The view from the top is AMAZING!!!!!

    Brittany G. · November 10, 2013
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  • Matthew L.

    It was a beautiful day!

    Matthew L. · October 15, 2013
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  • UCLA Volunteer Center

    On Volunteer Day 2013 (9/24), UCLA volunteers will participate in Trail restoration, mulching, filling in gopher holes, and maintenance in areas of the park! #BruinsGiveBack

    UCLA Volunteer Center · September 20, 2013
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  • Michael O.

    Great BBQ areas

    Michael O. · September 3, 2013
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  • Sarah P.

    Bathrooms at the top near the observatory. Dogs allowed on leash.

    Sarah P. · August 22, 2013
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