***MEETING NEXT TO STEPS PARKING LOT 2..MERRY GO ROUND.*** ***NOT A BEGINNER HIKE ***
Hike Location: Griffith Park Distance: , 8 plus miles Approx. Elevation Gain: 1800 ft + Hike Classification: 7.5/10 (moderate- advance) •
• Try to stay with Group. Follow Hike leader Instructions for your and group safety.
Route Outline : BILL EKERT TRAIL EAST TRAIL WATER TOWER 113 NORTH TRAIL HOLLYWOOD SIGN CHAUENGA PEAK WISDOM TREE LUNCH OR SNACK AT WISDOM TREE Back to parking lot 2.
FINE PRINT : Wildlife (snakes, bobcats, mountain lions etc) seen in the park, be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times.
ITEMS TO CONSIDER : Hiking boots, Trail running shoes ,appropriate amount of water according to your need, Layered clothing in case it’s cold. Long pants in case it’s hot, to prevent being bitten by insects. Mosquito and tick spray are recommended. Flashlight.hiking poles if you need it.Snacks ,electrolytes,small first aid kit…etc
DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5 North Bound Exit “Griffith Park exit” Make a right at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. Go about 0.7 mile to the next stop sign (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating “Merry-Go-Round Parking” with an arrow) Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You’ll hit a small dark road (it’s lit if it’s daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot (parking lot 2). From Interstate 5 South Bound Go West on Los Feliz. Make a right on Riverside Dr/Crystal Springs Dr into Griffith Park. Go two stop signs (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating “Merry-Go-Round Parking” with an arrow) Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You’ll hit a small dark road (it’s lit if it’s daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking .
Put these coordinates in google maps for exact directions from your location: 34.134396,-118.285400
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