Kenneth Hahn Park Hike
|In This Guide|
|Distance||2.4 miles (3.9 km)|
|Hike Time||1 Hour (Total)|
|Total Ascent (?)||305 feet (93m)|
|Highest Elevation||500 feet (152m)|
|Fees & Permits||Parking Fee Weekends & Holidays|
|Park Website||Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area|
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The Kenneth Hahn Park hike brings you through a natural oasis in the middle of west LA. There’s tons of wildlife, great sunsets, and views of downtown LA. In fact, Kenneth Hahn Park is where many professional photographers come to get a photo of downtown LA with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background.
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area was named after local politician and civil rights supporter, Kenneth Hahn. Kenneth Hahn was the only LA public official who greeted Martin Luther King Jr. when he came to Los Angeles after confronting the police dogs and water hoses of Birmingham. Before that, Kenneth Hahn park was the site of the first official Olympic Village in 1932.
You might also recognize the park from movies, television and videos. It was used in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Swordfish, and the a Snoop video “Nothin’ But a G Thang.”
Getting to Kenneth Hahn Park
Use this address: 4100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90056, USA.
The hike is close to LAX, so if you want to get a hike in before a flight, Kenneth Hahn is a good choice.
There’s a parking fee on weekends and holidays, but you can use a California State Parks pass. Otherwise parking is free.
Gear For the Hike
You can do this hike in workout clothes, you don’t need hardcore hiking gear. It can get hot in the summer.
I’ve seen all kinds of wildlife on the Kenneth Hahn Park hike – lizards, snakes, coyotes, hawks, moles, barn swallows, owls, squirrels and tons of rabbits. Keep your eyes open and camera ready.
The La Sportiva Spire boots feel like comfortable sneakers but offer the protection of hiking boots. They’re great on everything from short hikes to longer hikes of 10+ miles. You don’t want to skimp on your feet.
Reviews & Lowest Prices: Women – Men
I test a lot of gear, and for short to medium day hikes, travel, and everyday use, the Osprey Stratos (men) and Osprey Sirrus (women) are consistently the best. They’re lightweight, hold a hydration bladder to make drinking water easy, have lots of pockets to organize gear, and most importantly, are incredibly comfortable. Check out the reviews; they are impressive.
Reviews & Colors Here: Osprey Stratos (men) and Osprey Sirrus (women)
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