Photo Essay: Cedar Grove at Griffith Park


I recently learned that my favorite spot in Griffith Park has a name: Cedar Grove. It’s a beautiful patch of lush greenery that stands out from the rest of the park, and it boasts two picnic tables, large rocks to sit on, and lovely views of the city. If you need some form of dandelion break, you can reach it by driving up Commonwealth Avenue in Los Feliz, passing some gorgeous houses, until it dead-ends in the park. Then you follow the road to the left that is blocked off to vehicles, which winds along side the golf course and then forks to the right; take the right and then you’re on your way. You can’t miss the line of tall trees that will appear before long, up high and tiered as if they’re overseeing the lesser, shrubby plants. Here are some photos from over the weekend:

Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at
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3 Responses to Photo Essay: Cedar Grove at Griffith Park

  1. Donna Lethal Donna Lethal says:

    I didn’t know it had a name, either! I’ve been hiking GP a lot lately. Beautiful, Simone!

  2. Evelyn Avila says:

    Thanks for sharing. Approximately how long is the hike? 🙂

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