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Parks and nature in Los Angeles

Top parks

Park
“Griffith park has an extensive amount of hiking trails. Also, the Griffith Observatory is a LA staple. Surrounding the park, are grass lawns, horseback riding and places to picnic and enjoy a nice day out.”
  • 351 locals recommend
Park
“Pro-tip: For one of the best sunsets in Hollywood, this is your spot. Take a tour of famous Hollyhock House - open certain days of the week - the original house on this property built by Frank Lloyd Wright for heiress Alice Barnsdall and her young daughter), or just bring a picnic and a cold one to catch the sunset on the grassy hill overlooking the city. For breezy, casual afternoon, this spot is perfect for everyone. All are welcome, always free.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Park
“From doorstep back to doorstep, this adventure takes only about an hour. From the Observatory trail head, enjoy a hike up a wide, decomposed granite trail. The Observatory is at the top, and there are fabulous viewpoints of the LA basin to the sea. You might choose to stay longer for the daily Planetarium shows, Space Observatory and Astronomy museum. Or continue your hike further to Observatory Peake. Cafe and restrooms at the Observatory.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“HOLLYWOOD HILLS Looking for the best place for a Hollywood sign photo with out the hike??? This is the go to spot for great photos. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“You have a great chance of running into a celebrity here, plan a day hike, and enjoy the LA sunshine.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Playground
“Built in 1926, this iconic merry-go-round features 68 elaborately decorated horses & an organ.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“This little park on a hill has a surprising view of the city in a serene setting. Bring a blanket and a picnic. You can see the Hollyhock House or the onsite Art Gallery.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Trail
“Great start for the Hollywood Sign hike! park in the Canyon Drive parking lot by the Gelsons Market in Hollywood off of Franklin. This is probably the easiest way to get to the Hollywood Sign. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“Built in 1926, this iconic merry-go-round features 68 elaborately decorated horses & an organ.”
  • 34 locals recommend

Trails

Cave
“In the opening sequence of the classic Batman tv series starring Adam West, the Batmobile drove out of these caves and to go fight crime.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Trail
“Great start for the Hollywood Sign hike! park in the Canyon Drive parking lot by the Gelsons Market in Hollywood off of Franklin. This is probably the easiest way to get to the Hollywood Sign. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Trail
“Lots of trails with plenty of great vistas along the way to the Griffith Observatory. Also, public tennis courts, public golf course and driving range, and the Greek Theater (concerts, etc.).”
  • 14 locals recommend
Trail
“Pull over and take a photo of yourself "holding the Hollywood sign between your fingers" from this perfectly centered street right under neither Hollywood's most iconic symbol.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“In Griffith Park, the Fern Dell nature trail is scenic & easy. Connect to the Oberservatory trail for a more moderate/difficult hike. Enjoy a spectacular views of the Griffith Observatory and great people watching the entire way up.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Trail
“In front of the Hollywood Sign, it’s 3.5 mile out and back, and starts at Sunset Ranch, where they do horseback rides; that’s the place to park. The majority of the beginning is pretty difficult because you’re going up. Definitely pace yourself and just enjoy the view—you’ll see Downtown LA when you get to the top. Go with a group of people, it’s more entertaining. I’ve done it with college friends as well as my three nephews, they're all between the age of 9 and 12, they were dying.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
  • 1 local recommends
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