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Griffith Park hike, Travel Town, and the Walt Disney Barn


* **The three questions must be answered with a “yes”**


This is not a conditioning hike. My hikes are designed to give everyone an opportunity to enjoy the trails. As a team, we stay together and hike as fast as the slowest hiker, sometimes it could be me. We will stop at various points to wait for the slower hikers.


Who loves trains as much as I?

Today’s Father’s Day treat is all about trains and of course, a hike.

We will meet at the Travel Town Museum parking lot in Griffith Park at 9:00am and begin promptly at 9:10. The museum opens at ten but the gates to the parking lot usually open about 8:00. If the gates are closed, there is a dirt parking lot for hikers directly across the street.

We will start the morning with a trek up and around the hills above the Travel Town Museum. The hike is 3.88 miles with an elevation gain of 636’. If it’s too warm, we will take a shorter and shadier hike.

After the hike:

* First Stop – Walt’s Barn and LA Steamers. We’ll explore the barn and miniature trains.
* Second stop – Travel Town. We’ll explore the trains, take the self guided Whistle Stop tour, and take a train ride.

Parking and admission are free, however, bring cash for train rides and donations.

Bring 2 liters of water, hat, snacks. Wear good hiking shoes/boots, bring your poles if needed, hat, sunscreen.

**Travel Town Museum:**


Dedicated on December 14, 1952, the museum is home to 43 full-scale railroad engines, cars and other rolling stock. It depicts the history of railroad transportation in the western United States from 1880 to the 1930s, with an emphasis on railroading in Southern California and the Los Angeles area.

Train rides are $5.00/person.

Wikipedia: [](

**Walt Disney Barn:**


Operated by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, Walt’s barn is a showcase of his passion for railroading. It’s filled with trains of all scales, many of which were donated to by his animators and friends that shared his hobby. Many of Walt’s personal items and tools are on display and he even hand-made all of the work benches.

**LA Live Steamers:**


Steamers is one of the oldest and largest of the live steam clubs in the United States. Almost everything you see in the facility was built by members of LALSRM, including tunnels, bridges, tracks, switches, buildings, and many of the trains.

**For your listening enjoyment:**

* Chattanooga Choo Choo: [](
* Doris Day Choochoo Train: [](


Travel Town is right next to the 134 Freeway at the Forest Lawn Drive exit.

Address: 5200 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA

Google Coordinates: 34.153853, -118.308466

Google Map: [,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90027/@34.1539373,-118.3107407,925m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2bff285d11221:0x7927102d4bdab0ed!8m2!3d34.1539329!4d-118.308552?hl=en&authuser=0](,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90027/@34.1539373,-118.3107407,925m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2bff285d11221:0x7927102d4bdab0ed!8m2!3d34.1539329!4d-118.308552?hl=en&authuser=0)

June 19 2022


Date: June 19
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hiking Group:
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5200 Zoo Dr

5200 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027 US

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