Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Hike to Griffith Observatory





A few weeks ago my husband and I decided to check out a new area of Los Angeles. We went on a hike up to Griffith Observatory. It was very hot so we decided to do a short loop of only 1.5 miles total. It is straight up one way, and straight down on the way back, but the hike boasts beautiful views of downtown LA as well as the Hollywood sign. There are a variety of trails around that area and we hope to go back soon for a longer hike. I think you can even hike up to the Hollywood sign itself, which would be fun! For more information on the observatory check out THEIR OFFICIAL SITE. For more information on hikes around there check out MODERN HIKER If you don't feel like hiking, however, you can also drive up to the observatory to get the same views.

26 comments:

  1. This is on my list of 10 places to see before I die. Very cool!
    Sunny :)

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  2. This looks like a wonderful place to hike. And it has one of the best destinations I've seen.

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  3. I really love the black and white of the observatory. So L.A. classy!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Beth in Austin

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  4. Thanks Beth, that is my favorite one too. Ratty and Sunny, it is definitely worth the trip!

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  5. Ashley, I love the last shot, the black and white.

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  6. Fantastic photos! What a beautiful place to hike, and I love the black and white photo.

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  7. I like the first photo, the city half hidden in the mist (smog). It looks mysterious.

    Enjoyed reading your earlier posts. I'm always looking for ideas and tips to improve my own photography.
    Marnie

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  8. Lovely photos, Ashley! They brought back many memories. I lived in LA when much younger (went to Louis Pasteur Jr. High and then Hamilton High).

    We went up to Griffith Observatory once, just after James Dean made "Rebel Without A Cause" - part of that movie was filmed there.

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  10. Cool destination for a hike. And wow! Totally worth it - what a view!

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  11. Some gorgeous views from those trails. I remember hiking around there in the 1960's, but I don't recall the observatory being that big, maybe they've expanded it.

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  12. simply beautifully captured shots....lovely panorama!

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  13. I am always amazed to see such a large city in such a rugged arid landscape. Thank you for the tour!

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  14. But it means so much more when you hike it rather than drive. Great photographs!

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  15. Great shots and thanks for the info. I'm planning a trip to LA in a couple of months and this is definitely something I want to see.

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  16. Very nice photos. Looks like a great place to hike!

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    1. Hike boasts beautiful views of downtown LA as well as the Hollywood sign. There are a variety of trails around that area and we hope to go back soon for a longer hike.

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