Elyria Canyon Park

Tucked into the southwestern slope of Mount Washington, Elyria Canyon Park is a 35-acre nature park with a two mile network of gently sloped trails traversing through beautiful native hillside flora.

Saved from residential development by the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy, visitors can now walk through a thriving community of purple needlegrass, chaparral, grassland and sage scrub. This nature preserve is also home to one of the last remaining strands of Southern California's Black Walnut Trees in the region. Vistas at the top of the park offer impressive views of the Los Angeles River, the Griffith Observatory, and the greater city.

Explore this park in the winter to experience the bloom of the white Coyote Bush blossoms and the exceptional verdancy of the grassland.

CAR: The main entrance to the park is located off Wollam Street in Glassell Park. Exit off the 2 Freeway at San Fernando Road. Travel east on San Fernando Road to Division Street, turn left. Go to Wollam Street, turn right and continue to the end of the street and park in the dirt lot. Trailhead signs are posted.

There are a number of trails that ascend and traverse the park along the hillside. Be sure to keep your eye out for the Southern California Black Walnut, one of the last remaining strands in the region.

NOTE: A restroom is located on the trail that begins at the Southern park entrance.

Rio de Los Angeles State Park
A former freight switching facility, the Rio de Los Angeles State Park now offers a serene opportunity for visitors to enjoy walking trails and native plants along the soft bottom portion of the Los Angeles River plus a series of sports amenities such as soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and more.
1900 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA.

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