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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
US$38.00 per adult
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The tour guide was...
The tour guide was awesome with explaining and guiding us up those steep mountain hills definitely recommend my girlfriend loved it
Quentin_W, Oct. 2021

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
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
Awesome Hike
Nik_H, Sep. 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Matt was the perfect hike guide. He gave us plenty of historical information about Los Angeles and also good "gee wiz" facts about the city and surrounding areas. Perfect pace, considering it is a strenuous hike, with frequent breaks and even gave us bottled water and served as a photographer :-). You won't be disappointed.
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
Amazing hike!
JUAN_L, Sep. 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Erik was an amazing guide. He’s really friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about LA’s history in a very entertaining way and the trails were beautiful. Can’t say anything but good things about the hike. Thanks!
star-5
We had such a fun time on...
Autumn_L, Sep. 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
We had such a fun time on our Hollywood sign hike, definitely one of the highlights of the trip! Our tour guide Erik made the whole experience even better, he was knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations! Definitely a tour that’s worth it!
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
An awesome hike
Corrine_K, Sep. 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
The tour guide was amazing …… very engaging , shared great spots to check out and recommended nice restaurants and took spectacular pictures.
star-5
Fantastic Experience A+++
Michael_W, Sep. 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
Our tour guide, George, was the best !! Extremely knowledgeable & entertaining. Would recommend him without reservation.
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.
star-5
Breathtaking Hike
Pa_T, Sep. 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
We had a great time with our hiking crew plus our tour guy Harris. Learned a lot about LA. Definitely doing this again and would recommend to family and friends.
star-5
Amazing! Must DO
Bibiana_S, Sep. 2021
Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park
The hiking was incredible. A must do if visiting LA. George our guide was fun and made the tour memorable. 20/10! Experience was great. Bring water! It was hot. We learned from the city while enjoying nature.

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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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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