Episode 56 Mt. Hollywood Day Hike

March 27, 2010


Griffith Park and L.A. Basin

This podcast is about a short day hike I took with my daughter Lindsey  from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles to the nearby summit of Mt. Hollywood. Few places in the Los Angeles metropolitan area afford such a tremendous view with such little effort. With over 4,102 acres of both natural chaparral-covered terrain and landscaped parkland, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area in the United States. It’s only a little over 3 miles round trip but its got about 650 feet of elevation gain making it a good early morning workout hike.

Our trip begins at the Griffith Observatory parking lot and we take the Charlie Turner Trail up to the summit.  Along with way we take in spectacular view from high above the observatory with all of the L.A. Basin and downtown below us.  A special treat is a magnificent view of the famous Hollywood Sign across the hills on Mt. Lee.  We’ve got lots of company on this hike.  Folks of all ages and physical conditions take this hike that seems just about right for everyone.

Check out the short video I took of our hike along the way.


If you are interested in hiking to Mt. Hollywood or anywhere in Griffith Park, click on the link below

Griffith Park Site

Local Hikes Mt. Hollywood Hike Page

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