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Mount Hollywood Trail at Griffith Park

Mount Hollywood Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in Griffith Park that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This section of the mountain is owned by the city and offers what are quite possibly the best views of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Basin. You will also enjoy the scenery as you look over at the San Gabriels or out to the ocean. Just make sure to keep Fido on a leash during the hike and clean up any pet messes. The trail can be accessed by parking at either the Griffith Observatory or at the Ferndell Trail in Los Feliz. Visit Website

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Mount Hollywood Trail at Griffith Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 1 canine critic on BringFido.

  • Stacey Cullen
    More than a year ago
    Mt. Hollywood Griffith Park Hike

    This is a really terrific on-leash dog friendly hike in LA. The hike begins right near the bottom of Fern Dell Drive. There is a lot of street parking available if you get there relatively early, which is key due to the lack of overhead shade on the trails. We went all the way from the lower portion of the trail to the Observatory and then on to the summit of Mt. Hollywood Trail and back down, stopping at the Observatory for a little snack on the way down.

    The trail is pretty steep in some places. It's definitely good exercise and the views are spectacular. Wear sunscreen or bring a hat, and plenty of water.

    We shared a sandwich from the Cafe at the End of the Universe and sat at some picnic tables near the restrooms which were in the shade because were not allowed to sit at the outside seating by the restaurant with our dog. The food pricey but okay and it was a nice break after 2 hours of hiking. What makes this hike standout is that there are multiple places to stop for refreshments and/or restrooms and even though you see a lot of people, it is not crowded because of the numerous trails which break off throughout the park, unlike Runyon Canyon, which is nearby, overcrowded and has none of those amenities (but still a good hike and off leash dog friendly). We hiked five or six miles but you could spend all day there on the various trails. There are amazing views of the LA basin and the Hollywood Sign, as well as the the Griffith Observatory. There is also a vegetarian restaurant at the bottom of the park called Trails, which is open until sunset. For those who are cupcake lovers, there is a Crumbs bakery nearby, which we took advantage of for dessert!

    We will definitely come back sometime to check out the observatory proper.

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