Amir’s Garden

Amir’s Garden

Amir’s Garden is no mere garden; it’s one of two unique and awesome picnic areas on the east side of Griffith Park. The most surprising place for a picnic is probably the Old Zoo Picnic Area, where you can dine alongside old animal pens.

Amir’s Garden is the most pleasant place for a hike-in picnic, with a selection of picnic tables surrounded by a volunteer-supported sanctuary of flowering greenery. It is a 1-mile round trip hike to Amir’s Garden with 275-feet of elevation gain – just enough effort to make you hungry for a peaceful meal in the outdoors.

To get to the trailhead: Take the 5 Freeway to the Los Feliz Boulevard exit. Drive west on Los Feliz Boulevard to the first light and turn north on Crystal Springs Road. After 1.5 miles, turn left on Griffith Park Drive and drive 1.2 miles to the intersection with Mineral Wells Road. Turn left onto Mineral Wells Road and park immediately in the spaces along the road.

The trail to Amir’s Garden heads west from the intersection of Mineral Wells Road and Griffith Park Drive.

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