Hiking day Bee Rock, Griffith Park Los Angeles CA

Bee Rock, Griffith Park Los Angeles CA

Hiking day Bee Rock, Griffith Park Los Angeles CA

“… screw this hike, I want to be up there!”

Hello Mates ! Fabiana here, to talk about my recent hiking exploration. Where I finally went to see “Bee rock” located in Griffith Park right above the abandoned zoo and let me tell you… it was awesome!! For starters let’s say, that before every hike, a lot of research is done. Well at least in my case it is. The last time I was at Griffith park, I saw a peak that stood out at the top of a hill and thought to myself… screw this hike, I want to be up there! I quickly looked it up on my “All Trails” app, but nothing. After that, as I sat around at home I just googled “Bee rock” in Los Angeles. A few blogs mentioned it and how there were many ways to get there.

“Bee Rock” Parking Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

After reading the blogs a few days later, I had my adventure itch again and decided to just go. So I typed on my google maps “Bee rock” sure enough it has a start point which leads us here to the picture located above. This is where I parked.

“Bee Rock” Trail Head Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

This is the Main trail head to the hike. Over all it’s a pretty quick hike that lasts about 2 miles there and back (maybe less). Although I will say this…it is a lung pumper! Stick to the left side of the trail as you enter. Follow the signs through out the trail.

“…it is a lung pumper!”

 

“Bee Rock” Trail signs Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

Here are a few signs through out the trail which guide fairly well.

“Bee Rock” Peak Veiw Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

One thing I will say is, that it’s not a fun hike during a hot after noon, it is very exposed. It starts off flat and wide then becomes narrow and a lot of hill scramble. That’s when the fun starts! A.k.a. “lung pumper.”

“…it is very exposed.”

“Bee Rock” Trail Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

Soon you’ll arrive at this location where it parts into two ways, continue to to stick to your left. After this occurs, it becomes apparent you’re on your own. There are no more signs to follow besides one that is way at the top.

“…it becomes apparent you’re on your own.”

“Bee Rock” Trail Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

And to your left this is what the trail should start to look like…if it doesn’t, you must be lost. HA! Just kidding, not lost but probably on a longer route give or take. In all honesty there’s no way you can get lost (at least that’s what I think), that’s what I always say once I’ve done a hike once or twice. Yet, my friends seem to think otherwise!

“And to your left this is what the trail should start to look like…if it doesn’t, you must be lost. HA! Just kidding…”

“Bee Rock” Trail Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

After what seems like a ton of scramble on the hill. You will see a long pole sticking out of the ground, (sorry no pole photo, BUT YOU CAN’T MISS IT) to the right of the pole is this little trail that has trees over growing on it. This is when life gave me a nice brake, which I like to call a little slice of heaven.

“…a little slice of heaven.”

“Bee Rock” Trail Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

Following that trail all the way through up will lead to more scramble on the hill. Soon a sign will appear…. like I “your on your own”, not much a of a sign because you know people. \_(-.-)_/

“Bee Rock” Trail Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

Follow the wire fence all the way through.

“Bee Rock” Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

It being my first time, there was “No way around it”…a.k.a the wire fence. Which in MY opinion is dumb that it’s wired in the first place. Defeats the purpose of seeing this amazing view of Los Angeles.

…”No way around it”..

“Bee Rock” Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

 

SO…like the rebel that I am I climbed over.

 

“SO…like the rebel that I am I climbed over.”

“Bee Rock” Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

“Bee Rock” Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking

“BOY, was I in for a treat!”

A few days later I came back for a sunset hike with a friend and there was a hole right in front of the fence at the peak… BOY, was I in for a treat! This view beats a desk job any day!! This is also a climbing area for lead climbing and sport climbing located right below the rock. Bee hives are located right below as well by climber trail so, I think we can take a wild guess as of why it is called “Bee Rock”. Alright kids, hope you enjoyed another blog, done by yours truly!

Stay hydrated, keep calm, and hike on!
“Bee Rock” Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA – Hiking
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