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Griffith Park - Fern Canyon

Od Zoo, Bee Rock, Beacon Hill, Amir's Garden
⁌ 4 minute walk to trail
How to get there

Take transit to Griffith Park/Park Ranger Office and walk .2 mile west to the trailhead.

Info

Water and toilets are between the merry-go-round and tennis courts. 

 

Griffith Park map

AllTrails hikes at Fern Canyon

CalTopo map of walking directions to Fern Canyon trails

Griffith Park - Oak Canyon

⁌ 12 minute walk to Rattlesnake Trail; 24 minutes to Oak Canyon ⁍
How to get there

Take transit to Zoo Dr/Riverside Dr.

 

​​​To Rattlesnake trail:  Walk .6 mile west on Main Trail, turn left at the dirt lot and cross Zoo Dr to the trailhead.

To Oak Canyon:  Walk 1 mile west on Main Trail, turn left into the gate at the corner of Zoo Dr/Forest Lawn, walk .15 mi east across the field and pass through the tunnel under Zoo Dr to the trailhead.

Info

Water is in the picnic area at Rattlesnake trailhead; at the east end of the horse arena near Oak Canyon trailhead and at Travel Town.  Toilets are on Zoo Drive .2 mi west of the bus stop; at the Oak Canyon horse arena and at Travel Town.

 

Griffith Park map

AllTrails hikes at Oak Canyon

CalTopo map of walking directions to Oak Canyon trails

Griffith Park - Observatory

Hollywood Sign, Mount Hollywood
⁌ 1 to 8 minute walk to trails ⁍
How to get there (10am - 10pm)

Take transit to Griffith Observatory.

 

There are four trailheads here. A park map is under the pines at the north end of the parking lot.

Info

The free DASH shuttle from Sunset/Vermont operates from 10am to 10pm.  Water and toilet are at the parking lot and in the observatory. A cafe is on the observatory lower level.  Phone service may be very weak or nonexistent, so download info and maps in advance.

 

Observatory hours

Griffith Park map

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CalTopo map of walking directions to trails near the Observatory

Griffith Park - Vermont Canyon

Mt Hollywood, Vista Viewpoint, Glendale Peak
⁌ 1 to 5 minute walk to trails ⁍
How to get there (10am - 10pm)
Take transit to the Greek Theater.

W
alk a short distance north or south to the well-marked trailheads.
Info
The free DASH shuttle from Sunset/Vermont operates from 10am to 10pm.  Water and toilets are on Vermont north and south of the bus stop. A cafe/market is at the golf course on Vermont 4 minutes south of the bus stop.

Griffith Park map

AllTrails hikes at Vermont Canyon
CalTopo map of walking directions to Vermont Canyon trails

Griffith Park - Western Canyon

Fern Dell, Observatory, Hollywood Sign, Mt. Hollywood
⁌ 15 minute walk to trail
How to get there

Take transit to Hollywood Bl/Western Av.

 

Walk .7 mile north on Western then 1 block east on Los Feliz Bl to the trailhead.

Info

Water and toilet are on the trail .5 mile from the trailhead.  A grocery store, diner and fast food are at the transit stop. A cafe is on Fern Dell Dr .5 mile north of the trailhead.

 

Griffith Park map

AllTrails hikes at Western Canyon

CalTopo map of walking directions to Western Canyon trails
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