By Nicole Cormier
Just recently the Hollywood Reservoir, also known as Lake Hollywood, reopened the walking/bike trail that encircles it. This trail affords amazing views of the Hollywood sign, the surrounding hills and the lake itself. The loop is 3.5 miles and is fully paved, allowing for many walkers, joggers and bikers to use the path all at once. Mudslides had damaged the trail years ago, and only earlier this year was it reopened to the public. Though not wildly well known, this trail offers some of the best views you can find of the Hollywood sign, and the pine trees offer some shade.
The Reservoir is located west of Griffith Park, just below Cahuenga Peak, and is easily accessed from the 101. When enjoying a drive up to the dam, take the 101 Freeway and exit Barham Boulevard. From there you will head north for less than a mile until you turn right at Lake Hollywood Drive. You will wind up then back down to the gate. You may park for free along the road.
When you embark on this journey to Hollywood Reservoir, take a vehicle that will make the commute to it as pleasurable as the walk around it. A 2013 S400 Hybrid Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino will combine the expert fuel efficiency of a hybrid without losing the power and handling that you’ve come to expect from a Mercedes.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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