Hike Amir’s Garden

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Amir’s Garden is an oasis for hikers and equestrians located on a hilltop of Griffith Park. It is a short hike offering panoramic views over Glendale and surrounding.


– Distance: 1,2 miles loop

– Difficulty: Easy

– Time: 1:30


First, I took the Mineral Wells Trail. The flat path goes along the golf course.


After 0,4 mile, I reached the intersection with the North Trail (you will see Mineral Well’s parking lot on your right). At the sign, hike up toward the water reservoirs.

Mineral Wells Trail and North Trail intersection

This part of the hike can be challenging in summer (no shade). The path is steep, sandy, and large. Hopefully, it’s a short 0,4-mile walk until the garden.

Walking up toward the water tank.
City is spreading on the left

You will contour reservoir 73 before the last ascent to reach Amir’s Garden.

Reservoir 73

Look at the view over Glendale, it’s gorgeous

Approaching Amir’s Garden

Enjoy the oasis of Amir’s Garden. It’s a green, quiet and relaxing place. There are a few tables and benches, as well as a water fountain. To discover the garden and some hidden areas, walk a few meters down the hills. Then take a break to enjoy both the garden and the view.

Amir’s Garden

Finally, I took the path next to Amir’s Garden Sign to start my descent. The vegetation is arider as you exit the oasis. Be cautious as the stairs are steep. Quickly, you will distinguish the golf course at the bottom of the hill.


Article based on my hike in July 2020

*COVID-19 update as of January 2021*

  • Please wear a mask and practice a physical distance of 6 feet between yourself and others
  • Please check L.A County’s health and safety protocols before your walk

Address: Amir’s Garden, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027


– Park open from sunset to sundown

– I parked at Wilson and Harding golf course (free limited parking)

– Grab water, hiking or tennis shoes, and sun cream.

– Limited shade and water station

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