Ernest E Debs Regional Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 86%Green Travelers
- 86%Family Travelers
- 74%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (2)
- Ernest E Debs Regional ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Oct 21, 2013
Wow! This park is not only huge, there's plenty of parking and they have coal grills available. You can make a reservation online or by phone to ensure a picnic table area. Many of the picnic areas have shade so no need to bring an ez-up.
- Ernest E Debs Regional ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7First to ReviewAug 28, 2013
Beware the loch errr lake errr pond monster... OMG its a baby Nessie! I know it since I got a photo of it. It was about 4-6 inches long and had a huge hump on its back and its head was sticking out of the water an inch ahead... ohhh wait... it was a turtle... or was it O_o
However this is another great spot to go for a stroll, a hike, or a run. Want a place to take the kids to explore a bit, you can do that here as well. At the Audubon Center or at the giant grass park area next to the main parking lot. This park is riddled with multiple trails with vertical terrain and distance challenges. The ups and downs here are fantastic for a workout.
Pro Tip: Do not park in the main lot (if they charge there, I am not sure) but at the Audubon Center or at one of the offshoots here.
There are multiple vistas presenting a great look at DTLA, Pasadena, Glendale, and the SGV. These spots are something that you will just stumble upon randomly. There are great spots for a picnic (like the gazebo on top of one of the hillocks or next to the above mentioned loch). You can ride a mtn. bike here for a great workout, but remember to give way for the hikers and walkers.
Overall I was quite impressed with the mixed trails and terrain here. Definitely a great easy way to get a workout in that will whip your butt! Also as a heads up the trails vary from loose dirt, scree, rock, asphalt, concrete, and hard packed dirt. Check it out sometime this place is a great way to spend a few hours working out or finding some nature in the midst of the city.