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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 catch a sunset view above Los Angeles. Lucky for us, there are plenty of accessible and relatively quick easy options located in Griffith Park. Here are 4 of the best […]


Outdoor activities when it’s too hot to hike in LA

23 Jul , 2017  

Hiking on a hot summer day isn’t always ideal, especially in Southern California where many trails lack shade. If you want to be outside but need an alternative to hiking, here are a few casual outdoor activities to try: Pick your own produce Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark (an hour-ish north of DTLA) let’s you […]

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Take a sunset hike at The Observatory

4 Jul , 2017   Video

The Observatory Trails Peak in Griffith Park is one of the best places to catch the sunset over Los Angeles and several of its major landmarks, like the Griffith Observatory and Downtown LA skyline. SCREENSHOT THESE DIRECTIONS: Hike to Observatory Trails Peak via Mt. Hollywood Trail Trailhead Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA […]

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Parker Mesa Overlook (Topanga Canyon)

30 Apr , 2017  

Beaches, cities, suburbs and mountains all in one view. The Parker Mesa Overlook lets you grasp the vastness and diversity of LA’s landscape. You can see the whole basin from the ocean to the San Gabriel mountains with the skylines of Century City and DTLA in between. The hike, which begins at Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park, […]


Is it worth paying $4/hour to park at The Griffith Observatory?

25 Mar , 2017  

TL;DR: It’s only better to take the DASH shuttle IF you can conveniently get to the Sunset/Vermont subway station first. Griffith Park is home to some of LA’s most accessible hikes like Mt. Hollywood trail, which has one end that starts at the back of the Griffith Observatory parking lot. Until recently, parking around the main lot was […]