Hike to Glendale Peak via Henry's Trail

Hike to Glendale Peak via Henry's Trail

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Distance

0.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

70 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Spencer Williams

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Discover the magic of Henry's Trail and bag a little known peak in LA's iconic Griffith Park. Glendale Peak is often passed over by people hiking to Mt Hollywood, and while it is not as high as its neighbor summit, it boasts arguably better views that you will enjoy all to your self.

While not really a full hiking trail and more of a small detour, Henry's Trail is worth the small uphill climb to Glendale Peak. 

The trail is accessed via the East Ridge Trail, about 2.6 miles from the Griffith Park Merry Go Round, on the east side of the bridge. The junction is clearly marked by a large sign commemorating Henry Shamma, a former local leader for the Sierra Club who frequently guided hikers to the summit. 

Though Henry's Trail is only about 0.25 miles in either direction don't let that fool you. The trail pretty much climbs straight up the north side of Glendale Peak, and the small single track seems much more adventurous than the wide open fire road you just came off of. 

Once at the top you will notice that you have fantastic unimpeded view of the downtown LA area, Griffith Park Observatory and Greek Theater. Considering that you probably have the place to your self and that neighboring Mt Hollywood is probably swamped with people (everyday of the week), I recommend lingering just a little longer enjoying the solitude and cooling breeze.  

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

0.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

70 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Spencer Williams

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