Elise Gray is a writer based in Los Angeles. She has a travel bug embedded in tangled curls and a taste for wanderlust. You can find her roughing it on trails with her beloved dog, Carrot and at her website exsplore!
When you wake up in the morning, are you hungry for a hike?
I usually am. One of my favorites for those brisk mornings is the 3-mile Wisdom Tree Trail, AKA Lone Tree or Tree of Life Trail. The first hike I ever did in Los Angeles was the Wisdom Tree Hike. But since the trail isn’t the shadiest it’s not good for hot days, which is why I recommend it as a morning hike. The hike takes 1.5-2 hours depending on how fast you hike.
Tips for the Wisdom Tree Hike
To make your trip successful, bring:
- Sunscreen and a hat
- Lots of water
- Proper footwear
- Pen or marker
- Camera for Instagram-worthy moments
- Patience, determination, and a big heart
How to get to the Wisdom Tree Trail
Simple, just plug in “wisdom tree” or “wonder view trail head” on your GPS and go! When you arrive, you will be driving through residential neighborhoods so don’t be put off. If you follow your GPS correctly it will lead you to Wonder View Drive.
For parking, just stop along Lake Hollywood Drive and then head back up the street on foot. Make a right on Wonder View Drive towards to the dead end and follow the dirt road.
Hiking the Wisdom Tree Trail
Once you’re past the gate, keep following the dirt road. Once you reach the power line tower, you’ll be just a hop, skip, and a hike away from The Wisdom Tree. Follow the single trail, which splits to the right.
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