Griffith Park - Observatory

Among the 53 miles of trails in the park, one of the most rewarding hikes is from the Observatory parking lot to the summit of Mount Hollywood, with spectacular views of the entire Los Angeles Basin (but you probably want to hike to the Hollywood sign).

 how to get there

Take transit to Hollywood/Vermont, then take the DASH Observatory shuttle to the observatory.  (directions)


The trailhead is at the north end of the parking lot.


DASH shuttle operates from 10am to 10pm only.  At other times hike to observatory from Fern Dell.

Nearest water and toilet are at observatory parking lot.

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