Griffith Park

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Subsections: North; NorthEast; SouthEast; West

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HOGBACK TRAIL -
Length: 1 miles; Elevation Change: 360 ft
A rough trail across a ridge connecting Mount Hollywood with the junction of Aberdeen Trail and Vista del Valle Drive. The trail has significant erosion in sections but does provide good views of the park and city.
Trailhead: This trail is accessible from Mt Hollywood trail, Aberdeen Trail and Vista del Valle Drive in Griffith Park. The view from from these trails are nice enough to put on Christmas cards.

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HENRY'S TRAIL -
Length: 0.25 miles; Elevation Change: 60 ft
A short easy memorial trail from Hogback Trail to the top of Mt. Glendale.
Trailhead: This trail is accessible from Hogback trail close to Aberdeen Trail.

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ABERDEEN CANYON TRAIL -
Length: 0.5 miles; Elevation Change: 240 ft
A rugged trail that goes from near the end of Mount Lee road to Cahuenga Peak and then down the west side to a power line road. The trail provides excellent views of both LA and San Fernando Valley.
Trailhead: The trail is accessible from Commonwealth Canyon Rd, Aberdeen Trail, and Hogback Trail.

CAHUENGA PEAK TRAIL - Length: 1 miles; Elevation Change: 700 ft
An easy trail in Aberdeen Canyon starting from Commonwealth Canyon Rd and Aberdeen Trail. A steep loose section climbs out of the canyon to Hogback Trail.
Trailhead: Trail starts from near the top of Mt. Lee Road on one end and the top of Wonder View Drive on the other end. 

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ABERDEEN TRAIL -
Length: 2.25 miles; Elevation Change: 240 ft
A dirt road trail connecting Vermont Canyon with Fern Canyon Trail at Vista del Valle Drive.
Trailhead: The trail head is at Vermont Canyon, with additional access from Fern Canyon Trail, Vista del Valle Drive, and Hogback Trail.

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BRUSH CANYON TRAIL -
Length: 1 miles; Elevation Change: 460 ft
A fire road trail that connects Brush Canyon Drive with Mulholland Trail.
Trailhead: The trailhead is on Brush Canyon Drive, with access also from Mulholland Trail.

ECKERT TRAIL - Length: 1.75 miles; Elevation Change: 900 ft
A dirt road trail that climbs from the Old Zoo Trail up the hill across Vista Del Valle Drive to Hollywood Trail.
Trailhead: The trail is accessible from Old Zoo Trail, Vista del Valle Drive, and Hollywood Trail.

EQUESTRIAN CENTER TRAIL - Length: 1.75 miles; Elevation Change: Level
A level equestrian trail that curves around the Griffith Park Equestrian Center.
Trailhead: The Griffith Park Equestrian Center along Riverside Drive in Burbank

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CADMAN TRAIL -
Length: 0.25 miles; Elevation Change: 100 ft
An easy connector trail connecting Coolidge Trail to a trailhead on Griffith Park Blvd.
Trailhead: The trailhead is on Griffith Park Blvd with additional access from Collidge Trail.

FERN CANYON NATURE TRAIL - Length: 0.25 miles; Elevation Change: 100 ft
This is a short steep, with steps, nature trail near the Merry-go-round in Griffith Park.
Trailhead: The first Merry-go-round parking lot in Griffith Park.

FERN CANYON TRAIL - Length: 1.5 miles; Elevation Change: 400 ft
A foot path connecting the Merry Go-Round parking lot and the Old Zoo Trail with Aberdeen Trail at Vista del Valle Drive.
Trailhead: The Griffith Park Merry Go-Round parking lot.

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CONDOR TRAIL -
Length: 1 miles; Elevation Change: 160 ft
A dirt road running from the Mineral Wells Picnic Area to the Skyline Trail
Trailhead: The trailhead is at Mineral Wells Picnic Area with additional access from Skyline trail.

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COOLIDGE TRAIL -
Length: 1 miles; Elevation Change: 400 ft
A dirt road trail connecting the Lower Beacon Trail and Main Trail with the Upper Beacon Trail and Fern Canyon Trail. A steep foot path runs from the juction of Coolidge Trail and Cadman Trail up the hill to Valle Vista Drive.
Trailhead: The trail is accessible from Griffith Park Drive via Main Trail with additional access from Fern Canyon Trail, Upper Beacon Trail, and Lower Beacon Trail.

HENRY'S TRAIL - Length: 0.25 miles; Elevation Change: 60 ft
A short easy memorial trail from Hogback Trail to the top of Mt. Glendale.
Trailhead: This trail is accessible from Hogback trail close to Aberdeen Trail.

HOGBACK TRAIL - Length: 1.0 miles; Elevation Change: 360 ft
A rough trail across a ridge connecting Mount Hollywood with the junction of Aberdeen Trail and Vista del Valle Drive. The trail has significant erosion in sections but does provide good views of the park and city.
Trailhead: This trail is accessible from Mt Hollywood trail, Aberdeen Trail and Vista del Valle Drive in Griffith Park

HOLLYRIDGE TRAIL - Length: 0.5 miles; Elevation Change: 200 ft
A fire road trail connecting Hollyridge Drive with Mulholland Trail.
Trailhead: Hollyridge Drive.

HOLLYWOOD RESERVOIR PATH - Length: 2 miles; Elevation Change: Level
This a paved path aroung three quarters of the Hollywood Reservoir. A complete loop of the reservoir can be made using local streets.
Trailhead: The trail starts on Lake Hollywood Drive on the north side. There is also a trailhead on Weidlike Drive on the south side.

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CRYSTAL SPRINGS TRAIL -
Length: 1.5 miles; Elevation Change: 20 ft
A level dirt road trail along the northern and center of the golf course. This makes an easy level loop trail with the Main Trail.
Trailhead: The trail is accessible from the Los Angeles Zoo Parking Lot.

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EAST OBSERVATORY TRAIL -
Length: 2 miles; Elevation Change: ? ft
A foot trail that connects Vermont Canyon with the Griffith Observatory.
Trailhead: Vermont Canyon and the Griffith Observatory.

LOS ANGELES RIVER TRAIL - Elevation Change: Level
This is a paved and lighted path along the banks of the Los Angeles River. The river in this area does not have a concrete bottom so it contains trees and attracts a variety of birds.
Trailhead: There are trailheads at Riverside Drive and Los Feliz.

LOWER BEACON TRAIL - Length: 1.5 miles; Elevation Change: 100 ft
A dirt road trail below Beacon Hill. It connects Fern Canyon Trail with Springs and Coolidge Trails.
Trailhead: The Merry Go-Round parking lot or Coolidge Picnic Area.

MAIN TRAIL - Length: 3.25 miles; Elevation Change: 200 ft
A level trail along the northern and eastern sides of Griffith Park. This trail makes a nice level loop with Crystal Springs Trail or hilly loops with other trails.
Trailhead: The trail is accessible from the Los Angeles Zoo parking area, from the northern section of the Zoo Drive, or from Crystal Springs Trail.

MINERAL WELLS TRAIL - Length: 2.0 miles; Elevation Change: 200 ft
A easy dirt road trail along Oak Canyon Drive and Griffith Park Drive.
Trailhead: The trail is accessible from Oak Canyon Drive and Griffith Park Drive.

MOUNT HOLLYWOOD TRAIL - Length: 4.5 miles; Elevation Change: 900 ft
A dirt Road trail crossing through the heart of Griffith Park. Near the northern end is Amir's Garden, a well-tended garden overlooking the golf courses.
Trailhead: The southern end starts on Western Canyon Road. It crosses Vista del Valle Drive and ends up on Oak Canyon Drive.

MT HOLLYWOOD DRIVE - Length: 3 miles; Elevation Change: 600 ft
A paved road, closed to cars, crossing over the top of Griffith Park. It connects Griffith Park Drive on the north with Vermont Canyon near the observatory on the south.
Trailhead: Vermont Canyon Drive near the observatory, and Griffith Park Drive between the zoo and Forest Lawn.

MT LEE ROAD - Length: 0.75 miles; Elevation Change: 600 ft
A paved road going up to Mt Lee overlooking the Hollywood sign. There is no access to the Hollywood sign. The road provides access to Mulholland Trail and Cahuenga Peak Trail.
Trailhead: This starts from the intersection of Mulholland Highway and Deronda Drive in Hollywood.

MULHOLLAND TRAIL - Length: 1.25 miles; Elevation Change: 200 ft
A dirt road trail connecting Mount Lee Drive to Mount Hollywood Trail.
Trailhead: The trail is accessible from Mt. Lee Drive, Hollyridge Trail, Brush Canyon Trail, Mt. Hollywood Drive, and Mt. Hollywood Trail

OAK CANYON TRAIL - Length: 1.25 miles; Elevation Change: 240 ft
A dirt road with a gentle slope that follows the Oak Canyon Drive.
Trailhead: Many places along Oak Canyon Drive.

OLD ZOO TRAIL - Length: 1.0 miles; Elevation Change: 100 ft
An easy dirt road trail that circles along the back side of the former zoo location. Empty animal cages can be seen.
Trailhead: The trail is accessible from the Merry Go-Round parking lot.

POLLYWOG TRAIL - Length: 0.5 miles; Elevation Change: Level
This is an easy level equestrian trail along the Los Angeles River starting from the Griffith Park Equestrian Center at Mariposa St.
Trailhead: This trail is accessible from Mariposa St off of Riverside Drive.

POWER LINE ROAD - Length: 1 miles; Elevation Change: 400 ft
An easy dirt road with great views overlooking North Hollywood, Universal City, and Warner Brother Studios.
Trailhead: The end of Wonder View Drive off of Lake Hollywood Drive.

RATTLESNAKE TRAIL - Length: 0.75 miles; Elevation Change: 400 ft
A dirt road that climbs over the ridge from Zoo Drive on the north to Oak Canyon Drive on the south.
Trailhead: Zoo Drive or Oak Canyon Drive

RIVER TRAIL - Length: 0.75 miles; Elevation Change: Level
A level equestrian trail that is partially paved along the Los Angeles River. It runs from Riverside drive to Forest Lawn Drive.
Trailhead: The trail is accessible from Riverside Drive at the Los Angeles River, Mariposa St, and Forest Lawn Drive.

SKYLINE TRAIL - Length: 2.25 miles; Elevation Change: 440 ft
A dirt road that climbs along a ridge from Zoo Drive on the east to Oak Can yon Drive on the west.
Trailhead: Zoo Drive or Oak Canyon Drive

SPRINGS TRAIL - Length: 2.0 miles; Elevation Change: 200 ft
A mostly level dirt road trail running from the Merry Go-Round parking lot to the Los Angeles river, then south to the Coolidge Trail and Lower Beacon Trail
Trailhead: The Merry Go-Round parking lot or Coolidge Picnic Area.

SUICIDE TRAIL - Length: 0.5 miles; Elevation Change: 300 ft
A steep loose foot path that climbs the hillside from Oak Canyon Trail to Toyon Trail.
Trailhead: Accessible from Oak Canyon Drive, the closed to cars Mt. Hollywood Drive, and Toyon Trail

TOYON TRAIL - Length: 1.0 miles; Elevation Change: 200 ft
A dirt road that climbs the hill above the closed Toyon Landfill. It connects Oak Canyon Trail with Hollywood Trail.
Trailhead: This trail is accessible from Oak Canyon Drive; the closed to cars, Mt. Hollywood Drive, and Hollywood Trail.

UPPER BEACON TRAIL - Length: 0.25 miles; Elevation Change: 100 ft
A short dirt road trail from Fern Canyon Trail and Coolidge Trail to the top of Beacon Hill. A steep loose foot trail starts at the end of the Upper Beacon Trail and runs down the ridge line across Lower Beacon Trail and ending on Springs Trail at Griffith Park Drive.
Trailhead: Accessible from Fern Canyon Trail, Coolidge Trail, and Vista del Valle Drive.

VISTA DEL VALLE DRIVE - Length: 3 miles; Elevation Change: 400 ft
A paved road, closed to cars, through the higher elevations of Griffith Park.
Trailhead: Near where Commonwealth Ave turns into Commonwealth Canyon Drive. This is northeast of Vermont and Los Feliz.

WEST OBSERVATORY TRAIL - Length: 0.5 miles; Elevation Change: 200 ft
A trail, with an upper and lower branches, that connects Fern Dell Drive and Mount Hollywood Trail with the Griffith Observatory.
Trailhead: Fern Dell Drive and the Griffith Observatory