“Run this trail around the perimeter of Griffith Park”
— John McKinney
This bridle trail starts on the dirt path behind the Museum of the American West and parallels the freeway briefly as it heads north. After passing beneath an on-ramp, the trail continues north and starts to parallel Zoo Drive. After running for almost 1/2 of a mile, you'll pass by a junction with the Skyline Connector
, which can take you to the Skyline Trail
Continue straight to follow the Zoo Drive Bridle Trail further. Eventually, you'll pass by the L.A. Live Steamers attraction and the Rattlesnake Trail
after 1.5 miles of running. Soon after that you'll pass by the Travel Town Museum on your left, just across Zoo Drive. The trail then wraps around to the east to run into Zoo Drive at the parking area for the Travel Town Museum. The Zoo Drive Bridle Trail ends here, and you can link up with other trails in the immediate area to extend your run.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store