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Los Angeles, California

Hike to the Wisdom Tree

3 Miles Total - 872 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Frank Lopez

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.

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Great challenging hike and very narrow path!!...Amazing Views!...Highly Recommended👌

Scenic And Fun

Worth the time. Scenic views all around and plenty of photo opportunities. Very near the Hollywood sign and if you want, you can hike both without going back down.

Best hike In LA

My friend! Los Angeles really does have some treasures hidden within. This hike is awesome! What a vantage point to see all the hollywood hills and the mountain range on the horizon. Seeing the reservoir makes for some great water in the view as well! Once you reach the top you feel the majestic vibes of z tree. There are notebooks with people's good vibes n intentions in a vintage ammo box by the trunk which is the coolest guestbook of all time. In a city like LA it's nice to see that the hikers are nicer the drivers!! Highly recommend after rain since the greenery really shines.

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