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 mile RT, apx 800 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 6:15pm for a 6:15pm departure to the trail head or plan to meet at the trailhead at 7pm. 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.
Rating: Moderate for uphill gain