Go Hike L.A.: Mount Hollywood and Griffith Park

Join me on Saturday, May 30th for Modern Hiker’s May #GoHikeLA event – a moderate six-ish mile hike to Mount Hollywood.

The event is co-organized by Atlas Obscura, who also helped us with our March #GoHikeLA event at Echo Mountain. Atlas Obscura is celebrating something they’re calling Obscura Day on the 30th – with more than 150 different events in 39 states and 25 countries, all focusing on showing off some of our favorite well-known and unknown local landmarks.

Our route will start just north of the Fern Dell entrance near Trails Cafe. We’ll hike up Western Canyon to the summit of Mount Hollywood, passing Dante’s View and pointing out Amir’s Garden along the way. On the way back down, we’ll hike through Berlin Forest and past the Griffith Park Observatory and wrap up our hike next to Trails (where you can cool off with some great iced tea or iced coffee), and maybe take a short side-trip through Fern Dell if the caffeine gives you some extra energy. Along the way I’ll tell you about some of the park’s history and point out some places where the park’s future may be in jeopardy.

There are a few other Griffith Park history events as part of Obscura Day but our Modern Hiker group will be putting more miles on our boots. We hope to see you at the end of the month – and we’re also working on some more events for the rest of the summer, too, so keep checking back here for more info!

GO HIKE L.A.: Mount Hollywood and Griffith Park

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
  • 10AM across the street from Trails Cafe
  • Rain or Shine (hope for shine)
  • Bring snacks, sunscreen, and at least 1.5 liters of water – especially if it’s going to be hot
  • Limited number of tickets available from Atlas Obscura.

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