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Glendale Narrows

In and around the area where the Los Angeles River borders Griffith Park are some of the best-known horse stables, trails and equestrian events.

TRAILS

The Perimeter Trail

A level equestrian trail that curves around the Equestrian Center, with a spur to the Bette Davis Picnic Area, an approximate 2-mile loop.

Trailhead: The Los Angeles Equestrian Center, along Riverside Drive in Burbank.

Burbank to Mt. Hollywood

This favorite takes you from the Equestrian Center to the top of Mt. Hollywood, an approximate 5-mile round trip.

Trailhead: Suspension bridge at Mariposa Street. An alternate start can be found at the horse-parking lot near L.A. Steamers.

North-East Griffith Park Trail

This route roughly parallels the river as it leaves Burbank, takes a big curve in Glendale, and ends in the North Atwater area. An approximate 4-mile round trip.

Trailhead: Suspension bridge at Mariposa Street. An alternate start can be found at the horse-parking lot near L.A. Steamers.

Hollywood to the LA River

From the Hollywood sign, this east-west route, which runs along the southern end of Griffith Park, cuts over to the River and offers great views along the way. An approximate 4-mile round trip.

NOTE: To get an overview of the extensive horse trails off the L.A. River in Griffith Park, go to latrails.com and click on Griffith Park.

STABLES

Los Angeles Equestrian Center

The Mecca for horsing around in Los Angeles. Check their calendar for horse-related events such as free equestrian shows and quirky seasonal events.

480 Riverside Drive

Burbank, 91506

(818) 840-9063

 

Griffith Park Horse Rentals

Located within the Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC). Easy access to Griffith Park via the horse bridge at the end of Mariposa Street. Call for prices and specials.

480 Riverside Drive

Burbank, 91506

(818) 840-8401

Bennett Farms

A unique equestrian training facility for both horses and riders of all levels and disciplines. Offers riding lessons and competition preparation for children and adults in a safe and friendly environment.

480 W Riverside Drive

Barn A, Burbank

(818) 262-6026

Traditional Equitation School

Established in 1979, this group is housed within the Los Angeles Equestrian Center complex, where it offers a rental stable and ongoing training.

480 Riverside Drive

Burbank, CA

(818) 569-3666

Circle K Stables

Riders 7 years and older, and four feet tall and up, can ride for miles through the horse trails on Griffith Park's northern side.

914 South Mariposa Street

Burbank, CA

(818) 843-9890

Diamond Bar Stables

Guided rides seven days a week, including dinner and night-ride options. Check out their 2-for-1 Wednesday ride specials.

1850 Riverside Drive

Glendale, CA 91201

(818) 242-8443

Enterprise Farms Riding School & Training Barn

Classical equitation, hunters, jumpers, dressage. Children's programs, such as birthday parties, holidays and summer camps. Beginning through advanced riders. At Paddock Riding Club.

3919 Rigali Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90039

(323) 665-8977

Paddock Riding Club

Training, lessons, boarding.

3919 Rigali Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90039

(323) 662-3523