Hike to the Wisdom Tree

Wonder View Trail

Distance

3 Miles

Elevation Gain

872 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Frank Lopez

Scenic

The hike is a short, paved walk with amazing views over Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Burbank, and the Hollywood sign.

In Griffith Park, park along Lake Hollywood Drive and walk the paved quarter mile up Wonder View Drive to the start of Wonder View Trail. Here, walk through the yellow gate and make the first right after the road turns to dirt. Head up this unmarked single track path heading east up the mountain.

The steep, rocky trail ascends to Cahuenga Peak. A Half of a mile from the end of the road, it reaches a ridge running west from the peak. To the right, the trail continues up Cahuenga Peak. Take the left fork, and the short path will take you out to the Wisdom Tree. Look for an ammo box at its base. People leave letters and wishes inside of it.

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

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Great Hike

Great Challenging Hike - Moderate Level 6 Hike. Did the wisdom tree hike from the carousel in Griffith Park - 10 miles round trip. Overall a great experience and hike with wonderful views of both the Hollywood hills.

Wow Amazing Place

I loved a very beautiful place a spectacular view nice to hiking asome trails recommend this place

Great views, Great hike

After nearly a decade of living in Los Angeles, I finally did this hike recently. It's a pretty short hike, but can easily be combined with a hike across the ridge to the Hollywood Sign if you want. There's no shade (of course, it's LA!) and the elevation rapidly increases, but the views at the top are well worth it. Plus the tree is super photogenic. It can get crowded on the weekends and the trail is not very wide, but don't let that stop you from going!

Distance

3 Miles

Elevation Gain

872 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Frank Lopez

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