Celebrating Griffith Park, Los Angeles’ 4,300-Acre Wilderness Jewel

Griffith Park has provided a wilderness retreat in the hills above Los Angeles for more than 120 years.

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A crowd gathers in front of the Hollywood sign at the Griffith Observatory to watch the solar eclipse in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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A view of the Griffith Observatory on the morning of the August 2017 eclipse.
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The space shuttle Endeavour, on top of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft or SCA, flies over the Griffith Park Obervatory on September 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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The foil, one of the instruments that make up the Gottlieb Transit Corridor at the Griffith Observatory oat Griffith Park. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Telescopes at the Griffith Observatory are available for visitors to view downtown Los Angeles. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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A detail of the statues of William Herschel (L) and Isaac Newton on the Astronomers Monument at the Griffith Observatory. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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A telescope inside the Griffith Observatory on June 21, 2007 at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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A bust of James Dean at the Griffith Observatory commemorates the actor and the location of a well known scene from his movie "Rebel Without a Cause.". (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Astronomers Monument and the Griffith Observatory at dusk. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Charred vegetation and hills are coated with green Hydromulch that was dropped by an Erickson Skycrane fire-fighting helicopter over Griffith Park where a wildfire burned more than 1,000 acres of native brush covering about 25 percent of the nation's biggest urban park on October 19, 2007. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Fire cycle-dependent chaparral vegetation returns to life two-and-a-half months after a wildfire burned through part of Griffith Park on July 25, 2007. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Smoke rises from a brush fire nearby the Griffith Observatory on May 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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Flowers on a trail below Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park.
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A view of downtown Los Angeles from the helicopter pad in Griffith Park.
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Chaparral habitat covers the hills of Griffith Park.
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The Griffith Observatory is seen from a ridgeline in Griffith Park.
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A view of hiking trails in Griffith Park.
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A cyclist and jogger move down a road in the aftermath of a 2007 wildfire in Griffith Park.
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The view from Mount Hollywood atop Griffith Park.
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Patrons view the exhibits inside the Griffith Observatory on June 8, 2007 at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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A bust of James Dean at the Griffith Observatory commemorates the actor and the location of a well known scene from his movie "Rebel Without a Cause" on June 8, 2007 at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California.
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Griffith Observatory as seen at night.
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The Griffith Observatory overlooks Los Angeles from atop the Hollywood Hills on the eve of its re-opening on Nov. 2, 2006 in Los Angeles, California after a makeover.
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A helicopter flies over the Griffith Observatory at sunset on June 21, 2007 at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Activists covered the iconic 450-foot-long Hollywood sign with banners during an effort to prevent the building of houses there on February 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. When finished, the sign read SAVE the PEAK.
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A flag on top of Cahuenga Peak flaps in the wind Saturday Nov. 20, 2016 ahead of a weekend storm in Southern California.
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The 450-foot-long Hollywood sign and the undeveloped land that surrounds it are seen against the snow-covered San Gabriel Mountains as a storm breaks up on February 10, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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A view south from behind the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park.
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Smoke from a 2016 wildfire north of Los Angeles blankets the Atwater Village area, as seen from Griffith Park.
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The view west from Cahuenga Peak near sunset on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016.
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