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West Observatory Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 230' 70 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 874' 266 m
Low: 644' 196 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

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

John McKinney

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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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