Pt. 1 Fern Dell Walk #32

This is a two part hike.  Both parts combined is about 7 miles.  Part 2 we will go at a faster pace, and there are more stairs and steep hills.

Part 1 is a good hike for beginners and newbies.  It's a moderate paced hike through Fern Dell and the staircases west of the Fern Dell entrance to Griffith Park.  

Walk #32 - Fern Dell and Immaculate Heart

Distance: 2.1 miles Stairs: 193 Difficulty: 3

Part 2. is basically Walk #29: Los Feliz- Griffith Park Loop but we'll take the trail to the Observatory and then down Vermont to the stairscases below the Observatory, then back to Fern Dell.  

A moderate paced stairhike means we'll wait for people at the top of staircases.  If you're intermediate or advanced, this hike will be pretty easy for you.  This isn't a good beginners hike.  But, by signing up you are responsible for keeping pace with the group. 

Meeting Place:

The Trails Cafe

2333 Fern Dell Drive,

Los Angeles, CA


Free parking on Fern Dell and the parking lot just north of the Trails Cafe.

Meeting Time:

Please arrive at Trails Cafe by 10 am.  Walk will start promptly at 10:15 am.


Moderate pace-we will wait for people at the top of staircases.

Walk will take 1 hour and 15 mins.


No crashers- Please sign up for this event.  Please do not just show up.

RSVP limits are set, because I don't want a huge group on these walks.  So, if you RSVP only for yourself, don't bring a guest.

Please keep your RSVP updated and current.  Repeated No Shows may lead to members being removed from the group.

There usually are no restrooms along these walks. Restrooms are usually only available at the starting point of the walks.

Always bring plenty of water.

Always wear running/tennis shoes. Open toed shoes are not a good idea for these stairs walks.

Any questions or concerns please email me, David.

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  • Laurie

    I liked it. David is a great leader. And what a beautiful day.

    February 15, 2014

  • Ruth

    Had a great time. Comfortable pace and level of difficulty.

    February 15, 2014

  • Pam

    I loved this route. I'm glad I went, Thanks!

    February 15, 2014

  • Lilly

    I did both part 1 and 2 of staircase climb; great combination of urban and park hike.This was my first meetup with this group and look forward to the next.

    February 15, 2014

  • Vinson

    Hi David, sorry for the late rsvp change, delayed by a ride issue.

    February 15, 2014

  • Erika T.

    People is canceling, what about waiting list! I missed one hike cause the waiting list and a lot of people cancel. :(

    February 15, 2014

  • Tony

    sorry for the late Pt. 1 cancel. gotta work early in the AM.

    February 14, 2014

  • Scottie M.

    I would like to join the run tomorrow

    February 14, 2014

  • incagirl

    Here's an open space for someone, I'm getting a bad sore throat, so I have a feeling I'll be spending my weekend in bed. Ugh.. Have a great walk

    February 13, 2014

  • Denise H.

    Sorry - I so wanted to go to this walk. This would have been my first one and I need easy walks. Next time.

    February 12, 2014

  • Julia

    Waiting list means what? Can or cannot come?

    February 10, 2014

    • Richard

      It is my understanding that waitlist means that you cannot come until you are notified that spaces have opened up.

      1 · February 10, 2014

    • Julia

      Thank you!

      February 10, 2014

  • Paula B.

    I will have to cancel due to a function I have to attend. Really wanted to go!

    February 10, 2014

  • Judy

    Meeting Place says The Trails Cafe. Meeting Time says something about "Von's". I'm a little confused about where the meeting place is. Thanks.

    February 6, 2014

    • Judy

      Oh, well, I just found out I can't go. No need to answer my question. Another time!

      February 6, 2014

  • Debbie T.

    May I bring my dog on leash?

    February 5, 2014

    • David

      Yes, dogs are welcomed!

      February 5, 2014

    • Debbie T.

      Great! Thanks!

      February 5, 2014

  • Julia

    Bomber my weekend is all packed :(

    February 5, 2014

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