Hike to the Griffith Observatory - Los Angeles, CA

Trail Distance: 2 miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Terrain Rating: Easy
Hike In: 1PM
Hike Out: 2:30PM

Views of the Hollywood Sign

Trailhead: The Fern Dell picnic area of Griffith Observatory. There is a trail sign by the restrooms.

The West Griffith Observatory Trail is a quick ~1 mile walk up to the Griffith Observatory. While some people get bused up there, the hike a nice post-brunch activity in LA. You can take the West Griffith Observatory Trail up, and the East Trail back down. It's a well marked but dusty trail. Be sure to pack water and bring a hat! There is no shade along the trail.