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Debs Park Loop

Intermediate
 4.2 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A scenic tour of Deb Park starting at the Audubon Center with ample opportunity to spot lots of bird species.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

84%

Runnable

834' 254 m

High

478' 146 m

Low

423' 129 m

Up

421' 128 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views

Overview

Given its accessibility, Debs Park is very much a hidden gem with some beautiful trails to explore. This loop run serves as a great tour up and through the park.

Need to Know

The Center is open 9AM - 5PM, Wed - Sat, while the trails are open dusk to dawn, each day of the week.

Runner Notes

A wide, dirt path with nice, shady spots.

Description

To access this loop, head to the Audubon Center parking area off Griffith Ave. From there, start heading north on the Hummingbird Trail and connect quickly with the Scrubjay Trail as it starts heading up and to the east. At a hairpin turn, stay to the right onto the Walnut Forest Trail. Keep your eyes on the tree canopies as this area is full of different bird species.

After a mile, this loop trail crosses the City View Trail. Stay straight on the Walnut Forest Trail for this featured run but a nice spot for a break is down to the right on the City View Trail at a gazebo.

Continue on the Walnut Forest Trail as it bends to the north and turns back to the left (west). You'll end up at the same intersection where you turned right originally. Here, turn right onto the Scrubjay Trail as it heads back to the parking area from where you came.

Flora & Fauna

Check in at the Audubon Center for binoculars and bird guides.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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  4.2 from 6 votes

#2881

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  4.2 from 6 votes
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Runners glide into the finish at the 2016 REI Trail Run 5k/10k at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park.
Dec 5, 2016 near South P…, CA
View of DTLA from the trail.
Oct 11, 2016 near South P…, CA
A steep and somewhat loose climb on the City View Trail.
Nov 10, 2016 near South P…, CA
Heading up the Scrubjay Trail.
Nov 10, 2016 near South P…, CA
The dirt path of the Scrubjay Trail.
Nov 10, 2016 near South P…, CA
Bring your binoculars - lots of birding!
Nov 10, 2016 near South P…, CA

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Mar 4, 2018
Ernesto Colín
With Doris. First visit. Nice after rain. 2.1mi