“A scenic tour of Deb Park starting at the Audubon Center with ample opportunity to spot lots of bird species.
— Zander Göpfert
Birding · Views
A somewhat shaded, wide, dirt loop with lots of birding, this route is perfect for the whole family.
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.
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.