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East Observatory Trail

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Length


1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


373' 114 m

Ascent

-243' -74 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

1,010' 308 m

High

637' 194 m

Low

Shared By John McKinney

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Hike across the mountainside below the the Griffith Park Observatory on this trail for some great views.

John McKinney

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Description

The East Observatory Trail begins at the trail juncture where the Observatory Trails Connector and the Ferndell Trail come to an end. From here, follow the East Observatory Trail as it climbs up the hillside to the northeast. After briefly climbing, you'll start to get great views of Mt. Hollywood, Mt. Lee, the Griffith Park Observatory, and downtown L.A.

The trail then bends north to reach a juncture with the West Observatory Trail, at which point the trails merge and continue further to the east as the East Observatory Trail. Soon after this junction, you'll reach another, this time with the Griffith Park Observatory Spur. Turn left here if you want to hike up to the observatory, otherwise stay to the right to follow the East Observatory Trail.

After hiking the East Observatory Trail for nearly 1/2 of a mile further, you'll reach the trail's end as it runs into Vista del Valle Dr. From here, you can return along the same route or try to meet up with other trails in the nearby area.

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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Jun 10, 2018
Dylan Payne
Jan 7, 2018
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