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Address: 835 Academy Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1006
Phone Number: 213 847 0926
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Although just outside of the downtown area, this bucolic park has a series...

Although just outside of the downtown area, this bucolic park has a series of running and biking trails that make it a peaceful escape from city life.

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Hidden swing

There 's a lot of spots where you can see the view of downtown LA . Take a nice drive here to see the sunset. There's a hidden swing located on top of the hill near Angel's point.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

There 's a lot of spots where you can see the view of downtown LA . Take a nice drive here to see the sunset. There's a hidden swing located on top of the hill near Angel's point.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This park offers great views of L.A. Watching the skyline from afar whilst you're hiking in the wild is awesome. It is easy to find parking nearby and head up one of the trails. There's a playground at the foot of the hill, so if you bring children they might enjoy it there.

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Elysian Park is a nice get away natural place close to Dodger Stadium. Dirt trails wind around the park and closed/paved roads are in some areas as well. Some steep ups and downs. Lots of dog walkers and joggers, a few family picnics at tables. An 8km run saw almost 500 metres of elevation gain so it was definitely good... More 

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103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We went to a family event before a wedding. The park was beautiful and there was plenty of room so we could all stretch out. We had plenty of picnic tables, good proximity to bathrooms (which were clean), lots of shade. It all contributed to a relaxing day with old friends and new. I was very impressed the Los Angeles... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Whomever wrote the review about all the potholes hasn't been there recently the entire park is now been beautifully pay one of the best and often well-kept surprises in Los Angeles including a beautiful well hidden waterfall park behind the police academy and it to riffic little old world café

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have lived in L.A. for 3+ years now. This is one of my favorite parks. I come here often. The last two years I have use this park to train for the Los Angeles Marathon. Great trails to run on. There are many hills that one could take. Really improves one's endurance and leg strength. I understand the road... More 

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San Jose, California
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39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The road was a little rough (BIG potholes), though some parts of the park had better roads than other parts. The overlook offers a fantastic view, though -- it's worth the ride. Just keep your eyes on the road while you're getting to the parking lot up high. Also, you may think you're at the top, but go higher, there's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a good park -- easy trail with some shady spots and good views. Like all the parks in L.A., there's lots of people walking their dogs here. There's water for dogs at the top.

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Northridge, CA
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253 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Rode my bike through here today with a friend to avoid some construction in the surrounding area. Fantastic views! Very quiet! A nice place to ride your bicycle if you are into long, hard climbs.

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Knoxville, TN
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went to the park on a Monday early afternoon. The park is beautiful and has a lot of walking trails and areas for activities, such as soccer, etc. The park also has a great view of the L.A. skyline and Dodgers Stadium. I spent about 90 minutes at the park, and I loved it. I would highly recommend going... More 

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