Top 4 night hikes in Griffith Park

15 Jul , 2019  

Night hiking is the best way to avoid the hot summer sun or to unwind after a day’s work. It’s even better if you can get to the top for a dramatic view right as the sun goes down. Luckily for Angelenos, there are plenty of accessible and relatively safe night hike options right in Griffith Park.

Here are my top 4 favorite night hikes in Griffith Park from shortest to longest.

1. Observatory Trails Peak | 3 miles

See trail guide.



2. Wisdom Tree | 1.1 miles

See trail guide.


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3. Amir’s Garden | .8 miles

See trail guide.

Escape into a maze of plants & trees at night.


4. Mt. Hollywood Drive | .8 miles

See trail guide.






I highly recommend that you first explore a trail during the day so you’re familiar with the path before trying it out at dusk. After sunset, visibility is pretty low and at the mercy of ambient city lights. Bring a flashlight or at the very least use the one on your phone.

Lastly, be aware aware your surroundings and hike at your own risk. You’ll likely encounter other hikers and it’s not unheard of to spot coyotes in the park.


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