Visit the Franklin Canyons

The upper Franklin canyon reservoir!

 If you live in West Los Angeles, this is a great weekend or even late afternoon hike. Now, to get there is just a short drive away.  If you have the desire to be out in the country, go there and you feel like far away from the big city.  It is just a magical place.  If you have kids, prepare a little picnic and take them to this park.  There is a little side pond with ducks and turtles and a bunch of picnic tables.  So great for kids to just enjoy nature.  Not much needs to be done, just let them enjoy and they will find things like, bugs crawling, ducks swimming, turtles hanging around, squirrels scurrying around. 

 I used to take my kids to this park and we had a blast, by just being there.  We used to walk around the big reservoir, which will only take about 30 minutes, but this 30 minutes will be so enjoyable and pleasant both for you and your kids. Try it sometime and you will be amazed at this little oasis in the middle of our city jungle.






  1. Great recommendation! I’ll be starting a hike of the Oregon Coast Trail in august that I hope to continue all of the way to San Francisco, and potentially LA. If I make to LA I would love to check out this place.

  2. Hi Dylan, wow you have one huge ambition. Check this one, a Swiss couple that had a huge ambition as well. They traveled the world by Serge Roethli running and his wife Nicole following him on a motorcycle with the supplies. The were on the go for 5 years. There is a movie about this coming out. I saw the premiere, unbelievable. I wish you good luck.‎
    All the best wishes for your huge ambition. Ursula

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s