Griffith Park

Directions: From the 101 Freeway, take the Vermont exit and head north until you reach the end of the road in Griffith Park. Pass under the tunnels. There is no bus parking at the Observatory. The bus leaves off the students and parks at the Greek Theatre. Parking at the Merry Go Round is plentiful. When filling out a trip form to Griffith Park, make sure to indicate the meeting place.

 

Hike:

Ages: All

Miles: 3

 

Mt. Hollywood Loop

There are a couple of different places to pick up this trail. You can start from the Observatory and end up there, or you can take the back way up and follow the access road (paved) for a mile until you reach an offshoot of the trail, and then follow it and its offshoots until you get back down off the trail.

Directions:

4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027. [Note that there are many different hikes in Griffith Park and the bus delivery points for these locations may differ. The merry-go-round is a useful navigation point. The 4730 Crystal Springs Dr. address is usually not the right location. Be sure you know where to meet!]

From the 101 Freeway, take the Vermont exit and head north until you reach the end of the road in Griffith Park. Pass under the tunnels. There is no bus parking at the Observatory. The bus leaves off the students and parks at the Greek Theatre. Parking at the Merry Go Round is plentiful.

Link to Google Maps

Griffith Park

 

[Photo credit: Vicente Baldwin]