Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The popular Griffith Park hiking trail is open

Los Angeles - On the morning of August 27, 2007 Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Councilmember Tom LaBonge and the Department's General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri joined local hikers on a 30 minute trek up the newly reopened Charlie Turner Trailhead in Griffith Park.

The morning hike was organized to celebrate the reopening of 3 Griffith Park hiking trails. The Mount Hollywood/Charlie Turner and Vermont trails are once again open to the public, as well as Royce Canyons.

The popular hiking trails lead to a 1,625-foot summit (Mount Hollywood) which overlooks Los Angeles and because of that has some beautiful City and ocean views. The trails had been closed for almost 4 months since the Griffith Park brush fire on May 8, 2007.

Other hiking trails in burn areas remain closed until further notice (check the Department's Griffith Park blog for updates: http://www.laparks.org/gp_blog.htm) .

Jane Kolb: (213)928-9294, or cell, (323)816-6712
Harvey Drut: (213)928-9296, or cell, (323)816-6711

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