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Weekly Griffith Park Conditioning Hikes

What:  Every Wednesday night, join us for a moderate (strenuous if you are out of shape) hike to Mt. Hollywood, 5 miles, 1145’ gain/loss. This is a great mid-week workout. Lug-soled boots are best for traction, but some hikers wear sneakers. Bring a quart of water, snacks if you like, and a flashlight if not used to hiking in the dark. We have a few tiny breaks on the way up, stop at the top, gawk at the city lights until we get a chill, and then return to our cars by approx. 9:30 PM. Dogs are welcome; bring a leash and extra water. Rain cancels.

When:  Every Wednesday, (except holidays) 7 p.m. sharp, end by 9:30 p.m.

Where:  By the flagpole near the vending machines at the Crystal Springs Griffith Park HQ/Visitors Center, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, LA. ( Note: Mapquest, Google Maps, etc. may be misleading.)

Directions: 

(1) If driving north on I-5, exit at Griffith Park exit, 0.25 mi. beyond Los Feliz Bl. Make a right turn at the 3-way stop sign. Proceed 0.6 mi. and turn in the driveway just before the Ranger Station. If you miss the driveway, proceed 0.1 mi, turn right at the stop sign, drive 0.15 mi. to the parking lot.

(2) From Los Feliz Bl., turn north on Riverside Drive, which becomes Crystal Springs Dr. Proceed 0.5 mi. to the 3-way stop sign, go straight, and then follow (1) above directions to the Ranger Station.

(3) Driving on Fwy 134 going west, exit at I-5 south toward Los Angeles. Exit I-5 at Los Feliz Blvd West toward Hollywood. Proceed to Signal light and turn right at Riverside Drive. Proceed as in (2) and (1) above to Ranger Station parking lot.

(4) From Fwy 134 East, exit Forest Lawn, turn right at bottom of ramp. Proceed one block and turn left. Proceed one block and turn right on Griffith Park Drive (you’ll be in front of Travel Town). Stay on Griffith Park Dr. and come all the way through the park – it’s very dark and not lit with streetlights. Pass the golf driving range on your left, pass the playground/picnic area on your right. You’ll finally come to a T-stop (Griffith Park Drive & Crystal Springs Road). Turn right. Proceed to the next stop sign at the Ranger Station and turn left. Drive all the way around behind the Ranger Station to park.