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Griffith Park

Griffith Park

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4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, 90027

The Basics

Griffith Park is an ideal escape from LA’s bustling city center. Visitors can rent bicycles and tour the park on two wheels, join a guided hike or horseback ride up to the Hollywood sign, or explore a multitude of museums, golf courses, tennis courts, and hiking trails. Budding astronomers can visit the landmark Griffith Observatory, which boasts rooftop telescopes plus the world’s most advanced star projector, while kids love the Los Angeles Zoo and its 250 animal species. Don’t miss the Travel Town Museum, which features dozens of vintage railcars and locomotives; the Museum of the American West, where kids can pan for gold and explore a stagecoach; and the Griffith Park merry-go-round with its carved and colorfully painted horses. If you’re short on time, visit the park on a Los Angeles day tour to also see city highlights such as Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
$28.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
incredible hike and tour guide!
The hike is gorgeous, beautiful views and skylines. Emily is smart and funny, a great guide! Some of our family members more adventurous and some more afraid of heights but Emily instilled confidence and was entertaining, smart and helpful throughout. Highly recommend!!
Shana_K, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Los Angeles

star-5
Great views. Great exercise. Very fun.
Ian_M, Aug 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Emily was a great guide. Knowledgeable and personable. She was vet accommodating and out everyone’s preferences and safety first.
star-5
Great time!!
Austin_G, Jan 2022
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
The tour was awesome! So much fun! Our tour guide was so nice and the hike itself was incredible! Seeing the sight of it all really is mind blowing.
star-5
A must in LA
Christina_N, Oct 2021
Private Tour of Griffith Observatory
What a great evening. Estevan was awesome. He is very knowledgeable and definitely is comfortable here. I would highly recommend! Plan around their hours though. Was only open for the weekend!
star-5
Excellent tour loved it!
Nicholas_I, Jan 2022
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Loved the hiking experience and stories about the history of Griffith observatory , would recommend to anyone
star-5
Gorgeous Views, Stunning Houses, and a Deer!
Eli_A, Oct 2021
Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory
Amazing tour! Paul was super knowledgeable and well-spoken. He’s also just a very nice person, and it was an absolute pleasure to have him as the tour guide. Wait until you see the views and houses on this tour! And to cap it all off, we saw a deer scurry off the path and down the mountainside as we headed back down. Just a great experience.
star-5
Fun time at the Observatory
Linda_K, Sep 2021
Private Tour of Griffith Observatory
We had a terrific time at the observatory. Our guide was personable, knowledgeable and engaging. The Griffith Observatory is well worth a visit.
star-5
Eric Martinez rocked this tour!
Doretha_E, Aug 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Let me tell you how awesome our tour guide, Eric Martinez, made my visit to Griffith Park so great! Not only was he a wealth of knowledge about the park’s and California’s history but he oozes personality on top of that and making it feel like you are having a conservation with an old friend. Loved the entire experience.
star-5
Great way to see LA
Kris_W, Jan 2022
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Alex our tour guide was great! Thanks for amazing views and fun hike! Hike was the right level of pace and difficulty.
star-5
Great hike
Moshe_R, Jan 2022
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Great hike, active, just what I was looking for! Pace was good. Got some nice photos of LA. Alex was a great guide.
star-5
Great hike!
Mary_S, Dec 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Great hike with a very knowledgeable and fun tour guide. The weather wasn’t great but Emily made it such a fun experience. She did a great job of teaching us about the area, provided lots of interesting historical information and made sure everyone was having fun!
star-5
Great Hike!
Nicole_V, Aug 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Absolutely loved the Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park!!! I went with 2 other friends and we all had an amazing time. Our guide, Erick M. was very knowledgeable and patient with us all because we were a little slower than the rest of the group going up hill. He was super friendly and also took a lot of our pics. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting LA :)
star-5
LA & Hollywood Sign Adventures
Sean_P, Mar 2021
Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory
Chris was an awesome and informative guide and his dog was an adorable bonus on our hike. I highly recommend this hike and ask for your guide Chris! You won’t regret it.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, and plenty of water.

  • Pack a lunch to enjoy the park’s many scenic picnic areas.

  • Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times.

  • A trip to the observatory is ideal for visitors with limited mobility thanks to its plentiful parking, expansive views, and relatively flat ground.

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How to Get There

Griffith Park is located at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood. Access to the park is easiest by car, and parking is free. For information and maps, stop by the Griffith Park Ranger Station at Crystal Springs Drive. On weekends, holidays, and during summer, the park’s higher elevations can be congested with heavy traffic, so it’s best to use the DASH Observatory Shuttle to access Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign.

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Trip ideas

Top Hiking Spots Near Los Angeles

Top Hiking Spots Near Los Angeles


When to Get There

Griffith Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Opening hours for attractions within the park vary. Summer is LA’s busiest season, but spring and autumn visitors can benefit from decreased smog levels and fewer crowds. January and February can be rainy, so pack an umbrella if visiting in winter.

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Movies Filmed in Griffith Park

Being in La La Land, it’s no surprise that Griffith Park stars in more than a few films and TV shows. James Dean and his classmates take a trip to the Griffith Observatory inRebel Without a Cause, and the park’s Bronson Caves were featured in the 1960s TV showsBatman andStar Trek. Ron Burgundy ofAnchorman fame fights bears in the Los Angeles Zoo, Conrad Birdie serenades Ann-Margret at the Greek Theater in the classic musicalBye Bye Birdie, and the tunnel to Toontown inWho Framed Roger Rabbit? leads to the Griffith Observatory.

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