Address: 2649 North Commonwealth Ave, Los Feliz, CA
A local micro-forest attracts Hollywood hikers & families to come explore its unexpected, woodsy wildlife.
Located on a low-profile Los Feliz hillside, this hidden gem offers sweeping city views of Glendale to Downtown, and Hollywood to the sea. Eating sandwiches or tacos feels ideal on one of the built-in benches.
There are several ways to access Cedar Grove, but the two most common begin at the same point. Aim for the address above, find street parking, and enter the park on foot. Then, either (A) hang an immediate right and traverse up the dirt hill or (B) continue up the paved road along the golf course.
If you choose A, you’ll arrive at the grove within 10 minutes, whereas B takes 30.
Route A – as you enter the park, you’ll see posted signage to your immediate right (1st picture below). Behind the signs look for the dirt hill – climb that and follow the path up & around a small ridge – then Voila!, you’ve arrived.
Route B – walk up the paved path to the right of the golf course, then turn right at the white barrier and continue up the road for 20 minutes until you see the brown trail marker sign number 37. That’s where you enter Cedar Grove, to the right.
Everyone should definitely make it a point to come visit this spot. It’s an outstanding, LA bucket-list hiking / walking destination.
While in the area, consider checking out the Fern Dell Nature Trail, Vermont Canyon Play Area, Greek Theater, Griffith Observatory, Barnsdall Art Park, and William Mulholland Memorial Fountain.
These photos were taken January 2021. Click to enlarge.