The seeds of one of the world’s abundant city-limits parks were sown with the accession of
Colonel Griffith Jenkins Griffith from Wales in 1865 to accomplish a affluence in California
gold mines. In 1882 Griffith came to Los Angeles and purchased 4,071 acreage of an
original Spanish acreage grant, Rancho Los Felix.
In 1896 he gave added than 3,000 acreage of California oaks, agrarian academician and manzanita
to the city-limits as a Christmas present – “a abode of alleviation and blow for the masses.”
Today Griffith Park, west of I-5 amid Los Feliz Boulevard and Ventura Freeway, is
the better burghal wilderness breadth in America, including 53 afar of trails, blaze anchorage
and check paths. Abounding of the trails affection angle of the acclaimed Hollywood assurance –
the 6-mile Mt. Hollywood Aisle climbs to the top. Dog-friendly touches cover a
dog esplanade adjoining to Ferraro Soccer Field and rides for dogs on the Los Angeles Reside
Steamers miniature train.
For even added capital basset hiking biking 10 account west to the Santa Monica
Mountains Civic Amusement Area. Santa Monica Mountain NRA is an
amalgamation of 150,000 private, city, county, accompaniment and federal acreage knitted into a
single article in 1978.
The esplanade stretches 46 afar from east to west, co-existing next to the a lot of densely
populated burghal breadth in the United States – one in every 17 Americans reside aural an
hour’s drive of the Santa Monica Mountains. The Mediterranean altitude in the esplanade –
hot, dry summers bond with mild, wet winters in a littoral breadth – is the
rarest in the world. Only four added areas in the apple adore the aforementioned climate, the
fewest acreage of any ecosystem.
Santa Monica Mountains NRA is a paradise for basset hikers but not an able
one. Dogs are not accustomed on accompaniment esplanade trails so you will charge to absolute your
explorations to civic and city-limits esplanade lands.
An simple addition to the esplanade abreast the Visitor Center is at Rancho Sierra Vista
(Satwiwa) breadth a bend aisle block 1.5 afar through grasslands and chaparral-
covered hillsides. The bend begins and ends at the Satwiwa Native American Indian
Athletic dogs will wish to analysis the abounding coulee trails at Zuma Canyon, Solstice
Canyon, Franklin Coulee and more. Expect continued ocean angle and breathtaking looks
where the acreage has been bankrupt into peaks and canyons by accouterment forth the San
Some of the sportiest basset hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains is at Circle K
Ranch breadth trails arise to Sandstone Peak, the accomplished point in the esplanade at 3,111
feet. One route, the Backbone Trail, will one day amplitude 65 afar beyond the absolute
national amusement area. Dog owners may wish to skip the decline hiking on the
Grotto Trail. After traveling two miles, dogs are not accustomed on the final 1/8 mile to
Santa Monica Mountains Civic Amusement Breadth is bedfast by US 101 (the
Ventura Highway) to the arctic and US 1 (the Pacific Coast Highway) to the south.
The Visitor Center is off US 101 in Thousand Oaks.