Most of the hikes in this collection are within Griffith Park, in Los Angeles. The hikes are all relatively short (most being under three miles), have minimal to moderate total elevation gain (mostly under 500 feet), and provide maximum scenery - perfect for a Lazy Hiker.
An easy hike on a fire trail with great views and minimal elevation gain.
An easy hike on a fire road with great views and minimal elevation gain.
A moderate hike on a mix of fire road and dirt trail with great views.
More like a stroll, there's an impressive view of the Hollywood Sign, but the caves are the attraction.
An interesting hike with relatively mild elevation gain, offering views of Glendale, Burbank and the Verdugos.
An easy walk with almost no elevation gain, and some scenery that just might surprise you.
This moderate hike offers some very impressive scenery on the east side of Griffith Park.
The 1,001 ft summit provides panoramic views from The San Gabriel Mountains to Santa Monica Bay.
A moderate hike on a paved fire road with great views of Mt. Lee and Brush Canyon.
A short, but steep hike to a volunteer-supported garden on the east side of Griffith Park.
This short hike takes half an hour to reach the overlook and has good views over Western Canyon.
This short hike takes about 45 minutes to reach the iconic observatory.
This hike takes about an hour to reach the summit with great views of Brush Canyon, Mt. Lee and Mt. Hollywood.
The 5th highest peak in Griffith Park requires about an hour to reach the summit and has great views of Brush Canyon, Mt. Lee and Mt. Hollywood.
Runyon Canyon is by far one of the most popular hikes in Los Angeles - great scenery and great for dogs.
Griffith Park’s best-known hike leads to the top of Mt. Hollywood, the park’s 4th highest peak.
A spectacular hike, on a knife-edge trail.
A short hike with nice views over Laurel Canyon and the high peaks of Griffith Park.
There is far less foot and paw traffic than in nearby Runyon Canyon Park, and the scenery is quite similar.
A lush garden oasis in the middle of L.A.