Mulholland Drive may be a movie, but it is also a street that has some great hiking trails branching off the main road.
Franklin Canyon Park is the starting point for many of those trails which are suitable for all levels of hiker. If you are looking for more of a challenge you can park at top of the park by the upper reservoir and walk down to any of the trail heads. If you are looking for a more leisurely stroll, you can park closer to the lower reservoir. Either way, you will experience the sites and sounds that are not typically associated with LA.
Birds of many different species (even ducks!) can be seen and heard in the Park. And if you want to learn more about the flora and fauna you can schedule a naturalist tour with a park ranger. Looking for a little more of a challenging hike? Trek to the top of one of the trails that lead above the canyon floor for a view of the city.
Simply put, Franklin Canyon Park is a great place to awaken the senses, get out in nature and celebrate all of the fabulous places we Angelenos can escape to, even when we only have an hour or two.
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