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Incredible views at Griffith Observatory Peak Trail

Next time you are in LA, skip the crowds at Griffith Observatory and instead hit the Peak trail for some totally stunning views of Downtown LA and a birds eye view of the architecture splendor that is Griffith Observatory.

We parked at the bottom of the Griffith hill and took a shuttle to the top. The trail starts right in front of the Observatory, and the trailhead is well marked. Although the hike is rated as moderate, you gain only 725ft of elevation in the 4 mile round trip.

The trail is well defined and may sometimes get crowded on hot summer nights. As you round the corner to the top, you also catch sight of the Hollywood sign. The view of the city of stars below and of the observatory makes this short hike totally worth your while.

Griffith Observatory, with the skyline of Los Angeles in the background, engulfed in smog.


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