Blog, Trail Guides

Top 4 night hikes in Griffith Park

15 Jul , 2022  

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 […]

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Take a sunset hike at The Observatory

4 Jul , 2018   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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Shipwreck hike (Palos Verdes)

19 Apr , 2018   Gallery

Rusted metal is scattered across the shores of the Palos Verdes peninsula after the SS Dominator, a WWII-era freighter, ran aground in 1961. Today, the wreckage serves as a popular POI for hikers. Around the bay, there used to be surf shacks that hikers often used to take breaks at, but most have been torn down to discourage […]

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White City Ruins [Echo Mountain]

8 Mar , 2017   Video

Most hikes end with a rewarding view, but the Sam Merrill Trail just north of Pasadena has an added bonus: the ruins of an old resort. 😮 Back in the day (circa 1883), the Mount Lowe Railway carried tourists from Altadena, CA up the side of this mountain where there used to be a Victorian hotel called […]

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Watch the sunset from Mt. Hollywood Drive

31 Mar , 2016   Video

This is my go-to spot in Griffith Park when I’m looking to impress visitors AND avoid all the tourists at the Observatory. It’s not so much of a hike as it is a leisurely stroll through the park. You’ll probably still encounter people, but it’s a short trek up a mostly-paved path and you’ll still […]