Faith and Jennifer will lead this short and easy 3/4 mile loop hike around the shore of the reservoir in the north end of Franklin Canyon Park. This beautiful hike is the site of many TV shows and movies, including The Andy Griffith Show. It is dog-friendly and very close to Beverly Hills, West LA, West Hollywood, and Studio City. You will see lots of birds, ducks and wildlife. We will also do a very short loop around Heavenly Pond.
Directions: From West Los Angeles, head north on Beverly Drive following signs to Coldwater Canyon. Turn left on Coldwater/Beverly Drive, and turn left again on Beverly Drive, at Fire Station No. 2. The third right is Franklin Canyon Drive. Continue through the residential area to park entrance. At the intersection of Franklin Canyon Drive and Lake Drive turn left to go to the Sooky Goldman Nature Center and Franklin Canyon Lake.
From the San Fernando Valley, take the Ventura Freeway (101) or Ventura Boulevard to Coldwater Canyon Boulevard. Head south to the intersection of Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Drive. Make a 90 degree right turn onto Franklin Canyon Drive. Road signs read “Road Closed 800 Feet” “Sunset to Sunrise”; this is the park entrance. Do NOT make a U-turn as this will bring you onto Mulholland Drive instead of Franklin Canyon. Stay on paved surface to reach the Sooky Goldman Nature Center.
Park in the parking lot at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center. Meet at the picnic benches.
Bring water and snacks. Dogs on leash are welcome. Rain within 24 hours cancels. Questions? Call Faith (310) 874-5555.
Suggested Donation: $5