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Night hike to Mt Hollywood in Griffith Park

August 24-Griffith Park

Night hike to Mt Hollywood in Griffith Park


Enjoy the view of the sunset over the ocean, view of the lights of the LA basin and avoid the hottest part of the day. This is a 5.5 mile RT, aprx 1.000 ft gain hike up to the top of Mt Hollywood which overlooks the Griffith Observatory and affords views from downtown LA, to Santa Monica to Glendale.

Meet the leader at Towsley Cyn outside the gate before 5:45 pm for a 5:45 pm departure to the trail head or plan to meet at the trailhead at 6:30 pm. Bring water, snacks or dinner, boots, and trekking poles. Bring a flashlight or headlamp if you are uncomfortable hiking under a partly full moon using your night vision. We’ll eat at the picnic tables on the summit!

To meet at the trailhead, (from Santa Clarita) take I-5 South and exit at Los Feliz. Turn right on Crystal Springs Dr into Griffith Park. Take a left turn at the stop sign after apx 1.5 miles at the sign for Merry Go Round parking lot. Drive up the hill and through the first parking lot, past the Merry Go Round to the second parking lot. We will plan to meet up to start the hike at the NORTH end of the second parking lot. (Note – If there is an event such as the Shakespeare Festival that prevents parking in the 2nd parking lot, alternative parking is usually available in the lot below, but the meeting place at the NORTH end of the second parking lot will not change).

Rating: Moderate for uphill gain

Leader: Nikki

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  • Nikki D.

    It was great to meet everyone on the hike Saturday night. It was a fun group and we were lucky to have great weather!

    August 26, 2013

  • Linda J.

    Hi Nikki: Thanks for a great hike. It was a perfect evening! Looking forward to many more hikes with you.
    Btw, that bright star in the Southwest sky is Venus :)

    August 26, 2013

  • Cory P.

    Great Hike! Great Group. Meet a lot new and very nice people :)

    August 25, 2013

  • Mike Y.

    Great hike!

    August 24, 2013

  • Ann

    Terrific hike, perfect conditions and challenge (incline) and met nice people! Thank you Nikki!

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone want to carpool?

    August 24, 2013

  • Kelly B

    Should be fun.

    August 24, 2013

  • Carl

    I'm not sure if I can make it, but can I decide at the last minute? Since, I'm new. I would need to ride with someone.

    August 20, 2013

    • Nikki D.

      Carl, as long as you meet us at Towsley Cyn before 5:45pm, we should be able to arrange a ride for you.

      August 24, 2013

  • Jane

    I am bringing my 11 year old son to the hike. If anyone want to or is thinking about bringing your kids or younger siblings, please do so. I would love to see more family and kids out there :-)

    August 19, 2013

    • Jane

      Connie, great! look forward to meeting you and your family. My son has a basket game tomorrow. To save time, we will go straight from the game to Griffith park and will see you at the trail head.

      August 23, 2013

    • Nikki D.

      Hi Jane, I'm looking forward to seeing you both. We'll have both a leader for the faster hikers and a sweep to hike with the slower hikers so families are welcome.

      August 24, 2013

  • Jane

    Nikki, I will see you at the upper lot of merry go around tomorrow.
    Jane

    August 23, 2013

  • Nikki D.

    Hello everyone. I am looking forward to meeting you on Sat for this hike. I will have maps with driving directions at Towsley Cyn for everyone who plans to meet there to carpool. There will be the Shakespeare Festival event the day of our hike, so the second parking lot where we will meet at the North end for our hike will likely will be pretty full. Please find a place to park in the lower lot or return to the first lot you passed through on the way to the 2nd lot, then walk over to the 2nd lot to meet us at the north end of the lot. I'll hold up an American Flag at that point so you can easily identify our group before we leave on the hike.

    August 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd really like to go on this, but I have NO idea what was just explained above. I have never been to this area, lol.

      August 23, 2013

    • Jane

      Denice, just show up in Towsley around 5:30 (a little earlier to get yourself comfortable). You will see people there and they will figure out the carpool. You could join them and dont need to worry about how to get to the trail head in Griffith park.

      August 23, 2013

  • Mike Y.

    Nikki See you at Towsley.

    August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone want to carpool?? From Canyon Country area :)

    August 9, 2013

    • Jerry

      Meet the leader at Towsley Cyn outside the gate before 5:45 pm for a 5:45 pm departure to the trail head.

      August 13, 2013

    • olivia c.

      you park outside the parking area, that's where the group meets.

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone want to carpool?

    August 13, 2013

    • Dianne E.

      If you meet at Towsley at 5:45 (a bit earlier than that, as per the instructions above, carpools will be worked out at that time! This is the best spot to meet, close to the freeway.)

      August 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I saw reply, they came through at same time. Sometimes it takes a while for a response.

      August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone want to carpool?

    1 · August 10, 2013

    • Dianne E.

      We work out carpools at Towsley. Be there before 5:45 to get into one of our carpools.

      August 14, 2013

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