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West Observatory Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 2.5 (2)

Run through the hills of southern Griffith Park for some stunning views from this trail.


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0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

86%

Runnable

874' 266 m

High

644' 196 m

Low

230' 70 m

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7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

The West Observatory Trail begins as it turns left from the Observatory Trails Connector just before the turn for the East Observatory Trail. Follow the trail to the northeast as it winds its way up the hillside, utilizing a couple of switchbacks in the first 3/10 of a mile of being on trail. After running for another 3/10 of a mile, the trail will bend toward the south and reach a juncture with the East Observatory Trail. At this point, the two trails merge and continue eastward as the East Observatory Trail, thus the West Observatory Trail ends here. You can return along the same route or link up with the East Observatory Trail 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.

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John McKinney

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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in Los Feliz

#39133

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  2.5 from 2 votes
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#5

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#4,363

in California

#39,133

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Interesting blooms and the Griffith Park Observatory
Aug 7, 2017 near Hollywood, CA
Downtown - Los Angeles
Aug 7, 2017 near Hollywood, CA

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