- March 29th, 2010
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The ‘Central Park’ of Los Angeles is Griffith Park yet oddly enough, people don’t go there nearly enough to enjoy what it has to offer. One of the greatest aspects of this LA gem is the fact that it offers the best panoramic views of Los Angeles. From its highest peak, facing west, you’ll spot the Hollywood sign, the cluster of TV and movie studios in the distance, the Los Angeles skyline (with the shiny new Ritz Carlton), and simply the vast sprawl of Los Angeles. Here’s a link for your enjoyment
As far as hiking is concerned, it’s fairly impossible to get lost since the trails are well maintained. There are also plenty of regulars trail running or walking to get directions from. On a hot day, I would say bring up to 2 liters of water and a nice snack to eat when you get to the top. Parking is plentiful and free.
The obligatory photo of the day’s hike.
Here’s the map to help you get the lay of the land: