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Ferndell Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 128' 39 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 632' 193 m
Low: 504' 154 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

Hike this lush trail in the southern end of Griffith Park.

John McKinney

Features River/Creek

Description

From the trailhead on Fern Dell Drive, follow this historic trail to the north by the creekside. Along the way, you'll hike over old-fashioned bridges and by classic handrails that are scattered through the park. After just 1/2 of a mile of gradual hiking underneath tree cover, the trail will come to an intersection with a group of trails that can take you to the Griffith Park Observatory. At this point, the Ferndell Trail ends and you can either return along the same route or link up with the observatory trails to extend your hike.

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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Jan 11, 2020
Nick Petito
Jan 4, 2020
Jeff Smith
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May 20, 2018
Sean Cocca
This is an easy trail with a slight incline. It ends at a large area where you can continue on to the observatory or head back down to the trailhead. 0.5mi

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Shades of Purple: Griffith Observatory landscape
Aug 7, 2017 near Hollywood, CA

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