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Debs Park Loop

Intermediate
 4.2 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A scenic tour of Deb Park starting at the Audubon Center with ample opportunity to spot lots of bird species.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Loop

834' 254 m

High

478' 146 m

Low

423' 129 m

Up

421' 128 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views

Family Friendly A somewhat shaded, wide, dirt loop with lots of birding, this route is perfect for the whole family.

Overview

Given its accessibility, Debs Park is very much a hidden gem with some beautiful trails to explore. This loop hike serves as a great tour up and through the park.

Need to Know

The Center is open 9AM - 5PM, Wed - Sat, while the trails are open dusk to dawn, each day of the week.

Description

To access this loop, head to the Audubon Center parking area off Griffith Ave. From there, start heading north on the Hummingbird Trail and connect quickly with the Scrubjay Trail as it starts heading up and to the east. At a hairpin turn, stay to the right onto the Walnut Forest Trail. Keep your eyes on the tree canopies as this area is full of different bird species.

After a mile, this loop trail crosses the City View Trail. Stay straight on the Walnut Forest Trail for this featured hike but a nice spot for a break is down to the right on the City View Trail at a gazebo.

Continue on the Walnut Forest Trail as it bends to the north and turns back to the left (west). You'll end up at the same intersection where you turned right originally. Here, turn right onto the Scrubjay Trail as it heads back to the parking area from where you came.

Flora & Fauna

Check in at the Audubon Center for binoculars and bird guides.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 6 votes

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Photos

View of DTLA from the trail.
Oct 11, 2016 near South P…, CA
A steep and somewhat loose climb on the City View Trail.
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Heading up the Scrubjay Trail.
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The dirt path of the Scrubjay Trail.
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Bring your binoculars - lots of birding!
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Looking out from the Walnut Forest Trail.
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Oct 30, 2018
Victor Chen
Walk mom 3.4mi
Feb 11, 2018
G D
Jan 20, 2018
Ma Na
Patri
Dec 28, 2017
Leah Whitehill
Worth taking a break at the top at the gazebo to the right on the city walk trail 2.1mi
Nov 25, 2017
Sarah Bansak
Pup’s second hike here. Only carried her once for about 5 min. 3-3:50pm, shady and cooler than yesterday. 2.4mi
Nov 24, 2017
Sarah Bansak
Took Beatrix and she did a good job. I carried her for about 10 minutes total, the rest she did on her own with minimal rest stops. 86°, noon-1:10ish 3.1mi
Nov 19, 2017
Michael Morales
Mar 25, 2017
Joanne Choi