Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Reservoir Loop

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For a flatter run in the Griffith Park/Hollywood Hills area, we recommend the loop around the Hollywood Reservoir (also known as Lake Hollywood). There’s a 3.3 mile paved path around the reservoir, which is popular with walkers and runners. There are view of the water a decent part of the way, though it’s through a chain link fence. Among the highlights of this route are the section across Mulholland Dam, and views of the Hollywood Sign and surrounding hills.

View from Mulholland Dam. Google Street View

There are restrooms near the north gate. Numerous access points.

Add-Ons: Mulholland Hwy Trail is a hilly dirt path that’s more of a trail run. Access from the southern Hollywood Reservoir Trailhead near Mulholland Dam. Can also connect to trails in Griffith Park.

Essentials
  • 3.3 miles (5.3 km) loop
  • 232 feet (71m)
  • Our route starts at the North Gate, though there are numerous access points
  • Numerous access points. Parking off Lake Hollywood Drive

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Essentials
  • 3.3 miles (5.3 km) loop
  • 232 feet (71m)
  • Our route starts at the North Gate, though there are numerous access points
  • Numerous access points. Parking off Lake Hollywood Drive