Living in Los Angeles, you’d think there wouldn’t be much opportunity to poke about in nature, but it’s not true at all! There are tons of parks, lakes, beaches, and rough terrain ripe for exploring just a few minutes from the urban sprawl of LA, it’s just that most people don’t know about it, or are too lazy to go!
Griffith Park is the largest park located within a major city area, stretching from Los Feliz, over the valley and down into Burbank/Glendale. Lots of tourists drive up the dusty path on Beachwood Drive to take a short hike to the Hollywood sign, but did you know you can do this same trip on… HORSES???
My boyfriend Will took me out for a 2 hour horseback ride through Griffith Park as a present for Valentine’s Day (yes, I know at this point I’ve written 3 posts about VDay! Last one, I promise)! We went to Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables for a lovely trek through atop our beautiful and super cute horsies for some lovely scenery, and fun times with our guide! Horseback rides are done on a first come first serve basis from 9am until about 4pm, or until the horses get tired, so it’s best to head up early!
We got there right at 9am, so we managed to get our own private ride with a guide! Check out the beautiful scenery below!
The ride was great, and an incredible urban adventure! Sunset Stables take 5 minutes to get to by car from Hollywood, so it’s an easy trek for any tourist or local Angeleno. I will totally be doing this again! They even do sunset dinner rides and bbq catered night rides, too! I think I know what I’m doing or my birthday this year… hehe.
Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables
3400 N Beachwood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068