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Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1401
+1 323-913-4688
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Covering more than 4,107 acres of natural terrain, this is the largest municipal park and urban wilderness area in the United States, which offers numerous family attractions and activities.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1401
+1 323-913-4688
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very busy so tricky to find a parking space but worth it for the views. Track down the tunnel from Back to the Future, loved it.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an interesting place set high in the hills of LA! It is a beautiful building in itself. Seeing and learning about what they do there, the moon, stars and the worlds beyond is amazing. The entire area is used not only for the observatory...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 5 days ago

A really hot day, but so nice hiking up to the observatory. Who knew there was a sweet museum on top? The views were amazing.

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 5 days ago

First, this attraction is free. Second, because it is free, it is very, VERY crowded. Traffic was like a slug on ice, and parking was like winning the lottery: you have a chance, but not a good one. And while the grounds are free, parking...More

Thank BlackCat307
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So worth coming to this park! It was a very challenging climb because we are not used to hills, so be prepared and bring lots of water.

Thank Elsa J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is a major tourist spot but it is worth going because the views are so awesome! The observatory is closed on Monday so try to go then since the crowds are manageable and you can get a parking space. Good spot to see...More

1  Thank 221lindag
Reviewed 1 week ago

When coming to LA I knew I want to hike Griffith park. The park is not hard to find with GPS. The hike was everything I thought and more. The views of the Hollywood sign were an added treat. The bathrooms are a bit "used"...More

1  Thank Tasha H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove through Griffith Park en route to Griffith Observatory near top of mountain. Impressed with hiking and biking paths. Very impressed with foresight of Griffith to donate 3000+ acres so many years ago to enable such a great park, now in the middle of L.A....More

Thank MaroonDawg67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for sunset - the drive was quite a long one (keep going uphill takes plenty of time). Reached at approx 7pm (sunset at 8pm-ish) yet its super struggle to get a parking spot. Have reshuffle a few loops to get one spot. The...More

Thank giligulu2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked up the Cahuenga trail to the wisdom tree and then to the backside of the Hollywood sign. It was amazing!! Highly recommend @RangerTedLA_ to lead you on this hike if you're not a hiker.

Thank Noslen F
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Mellinda B
Can i camp here? Thanks
15 February 2017|
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Response from Hothunny | Reviewed this property |
Nope. The law looks for homeless people sleeping on the trails at night.
Gabes A
can anyone tell me the best way to hike griffith park and take in all the following sites in one day. fern dell, observatory, old zoo and the hollywood sign. thank you
16 December 2016|
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Response from joanne g | Reviewed this property |
Too much for one day. I do not think it is even doable. Drive to spots you are interested in and explore- ferndale is less than 30 minutes to wander around. You can hike to the sign. The road up to the observatory is a... More
I'm bringing my 76 year old mother to the park. Please tell me what you would recommend we do. She can walk but quarter mile stretches are the most she can handle. Are there shuttles from the parking lot?
18 August 2016|
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Response from CHRIS S | Reviewed this property |
Stick to the Griffith Park Observatory. She'll get great views from up there and will enjoy the observatory itself. You can also use the telescopes to get great views of L.A.