Map and Site Information: Griffith Park

Griffith Observatory

Consisting of over 4,000 acres, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness in the United States. On the eastern side of the Santa Monica Mountain range, its elevation ranges from less than 400 ft. to just over 1,600 ft. above sea level.

Throughout time, the park has developed its own science observatory, railroad companies, and is even home to the Los Angeles Zoo. The nature surrounding the area has remained surprisingly unchanged from the time Native Americans once occupied its lower slopes. Colonel Griffith J. Griffith originally purchased this land in 1896 and gave it as a parkland gift to the state of California.

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Bus stop, pets on leash, picnic area, restrooms, biking, easy hiking, horseback riding, strenuous hiking, wildflower viewing, and wildlife viewing.
Top of Griffith Observatory.


Golden State Fwy (Interstate 5), exit Crystal Springs Dr (toward Griffith Park). Go 1 mile west towards main section of park.


This site is managed and operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks.

Last updated: January 5, 2022

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26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302


805 370-2301

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