Griffith Park run

Griffith Park run

This is a somewhat hilly 14 mile tour of Griffith Park created by Seth …

Behind the Hollywood sign

Starting on the trail next to the Park Ranger office off of Crystal Springs Dr, head up and around Beacon Hill via Lower Beacon and Coolidge Trails.  After passing the Griffith Helipad, head down Riverside Trail making a right at Vermont Canyon Dr (stay on the dirt trial) and eventually (after a final steep climb) up to the Mt Hollywood peak (great observation point of the LA, the Griffith Observatory, and the Hollywood Sign).  Then head north around Taco Peak, Mt Bell, and Mt Chapel and a steady climb up the paved Mt Lee Dr. to eventually arrive above and behind the famed Hollywood Sign.  From here, head out Wonder View Trail climbing up and over Cahuenga Peak to eventually arrive at Burbank Peak and the Wisdom Tree (nice views of LA, Burbank, Toluca Lake, and Lake Hollywood).  Turn around and head back to Mt Chapel (this time taking the south side route) and then down the north side of Mt Bell to North Trail.  Follow North Trail past Amir’s Garden (water fountain on the left) and then head right on Mineral Wells Trail which will eventually become Upper Old Zoo Trail.  Short climb and drop back past Lower Beacon Trail and then to the Park Ranger offices (water and bathrooms if needed).

We are parking in the neighborhood of the LA Park Ranger Office on Crystal Springs Dr (plenty parking) and meeting at the corner with Chrystal Springs a little before 7 am so that we can start the run at 7 am sharp. Thank you!

Link to Strava Griffith park event page, please RSVP here.

Link to the route & description

Date

Dec 15 2019

Time

7:00 am

Location

City of Los Angeles Park Rangers
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Category

Organizer

Seth

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