huge park, amazing view, nice place, love griffith, cool train town, nice hill, good crowd
Biking is great. The lower section features a great 8 mile bike path with a nice hill in the back. There's a connected ride with a section of the L.A. River which can extend the ride another 10 miles or so. If you're feeling like a nice long climb, you can go up Vermont to the Observatory, it's a nice 2 mile climb. Don't bother going on weekend afternoons for any reason, picnicers tend to treat the park like their personal garbage can, it gets pretty trashed, nasty. They do a good job of cleaning overnight though.
Great Park. There are many things to discover in Griffith Park! One of my favorites is the night hikes the Sierra Club leads.
Beautiful, scenic tennis. Nestled in the foothills of Griffith Park, these tennis courts (about 15 of them) are well-maintained and scenic. It costs about $15 to become a "member" here, after which you may reserve a court by telephone. Courts are free during week and $6/hr on weekends.
Fun hikes...bring your dog.. It's definatly peaceful. The trails are easy and beginner friendly. Great views and makes you feel a hundred miles away from the big city. It's a great break from the L.A. pace...
Beautiful Sunsets, Good Bike Paths. Skip the observatory--it's usually crowded (and trashed) anyway. Wait 'til dusk and then go directly to the roof; the view of the city at sunset is really stunning. Also love the bike trails on the lower half of the park. Ride early tho--they get crowded by mid-morning on the weekends.
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