These four public courses are situated inside of the city's largest park, and each course comes complete with its own distinctive challenges. The Harding course is more scenic and has considerably more natural obstacles including trees and water. The Wilson course requires stronger drives but not as much accuracy in the approach to the greens. All courses are very reasonably priced. Amenities provided include a clubhouse, locker rooms, electric carts, club rentals, a snack bar and a driving range
LA's own Central Park - I absolutely LOVE it. This is a great place for anyone! I usually enter the park from the Burbank side off of the 134 at Victory or off of Los Feliz Blvd. near Western. There are thousands of acres for your outdoor pleasure. Tons of cyclists and runners. This may be one of the very best areas for long distance training, without the hassle of tons of street lights, stop lights and traffic. Pony rides, carousel, choo choo train, golf course, LA Zoo, Autry Museum, Observatory, Farmers Market, TONS of hiking at any elevation you wish, Trails (great place to grab a bite to eat), tons of lawn space to picnic, bbq and relax.We often see coyotes and deer on the golf course. This is an amazing place - not to be missed.Plenty of parking - everywhere and it's free!They do tend to have a lot of construction going on in various different areas of the park and often after dark, expect a delay while driving in/out at times.
Griffith Park is my go-to hiking spot. My roommate and I officially, after a year of living in Los Feliz, went on a legit hike through Griffith. Starting near the delicious cafe Trails, we chose the road less traveled and ventured up a rocky hill. As we got higher and higher, we realized that we didn't know where this trail was leading us and started to head back down. A very kind woman who was heading up the trail with her family was an experienced Griffith Park hiker. She let us tag along. We followed her up to the highest point at the park, did some rock climbing, felt the burn in our legs and finally got to know Griffith beyond the Observatory. The 2-hour hike was amazing. Griffith is truly a magical place that shouldn't be taken for granted.
Launched with a gift of land from Colonel Griffith to L.A. in 1896, Griffith Park now sprawls across 4,310 acres in the Los Feliz area, with 53 miles of trails through sage scrub, oak, and woodland forest. The park should look familiar as it has appeared in films such as Rebel Without a Cause and Back to the Future, and it’s the site of the hilltop Griffith Observatory, with a 300-seat planetarium. The Greek Theatre hosts outdoor concerts, and the park’s highest point, Mount Hollywood, delivers sweeping views of the valley.
I've been coming to Griffith Park for many, many years now. I am still discovering new wonders each and every time. It's a great place to hike, run, hang out with the family, people watch, play golf, picnic, and photograph LA life. The vistas from the top of the hills are gorgeous and second to none. Yes, LA is a big city and we do have a lot of craziness to deal with on a daily basis. So why not come here once in a while to unwind and just soak in the view?
Griffith Park has so many wonderful things stored inside it: the observatory, which is an absolute must at night; great hiking trails; the LA Zoo; the new Autry Farmer's Market; and even a few restaurants hidden in there. I love taking a tennis ball to the park and throwing it around with friends, and even acting like a little kid by climbing trees. Proof that Runyon isn't the be all-end all of hiking areas in LA!
I spend a lot of time here, it's a great place to exercise. I hike up to the Observatory off Fern Dell and Los Feliz which is the backside of the park. There is a nice running path next to the 5 fwy inside the park. The LA Zoo, Autry Museum and Travel Town are all located within the park. There is so much to do and it is very green and beautiful. Parking is free and easy.
Beautiful Los Angeles city views along the Griffith Park trails. See the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory! Long, wide, challenging trails. Free parking was found along the roadways near the entrance of the park. Proper footwear recommended. Get family and friends together for a nice hike up historic Griffith Park!Also check out the biking routes in the park.
Nice, not too challenging hike from the observatory to a great viewpoint of all of LA, the Hollywood sign, and down to the observatory. You can continue hiking up a more challenging trail to get an even better view. On a really clear day, you can see the ocean and islands! We often try to get to the top around sunset, so that we can see all the city lights on the way down.
My go to spot when I need some air. The great thing about this place is you can drive up to the observatory or you can choose to hike up the trail. Once you're up there, you can do some people watching, do some yoga on the grass, check out the inside of the observatory or just enjoy the scenic view. And regardless of rain, fog or smog, the view is still pretty spectacular.
A must try hiking experience...views are beautiful and on a clear day they say you can see the ocean...the workout is unbelievable...you get to choose from easy to difficult trails...