Hike to the Wisdom Tree

The trek to Griffith Park’s Wisdom Tree, a lone pine on the way to Cahuenga Peak, is only three miles round-trip—long enough to challenge your stamina without losing too many daylight hours. The path is steep and rocky, but the juice is worth the squeeze: There are no better views of the Hollywood sign or the city skyline. Visitors will find an ammo box filled with notebooks at the base of the tree. Take a few moments to jot down some thoughts of your own, then finish the journey at the Trails café on Fern Dell with an avocado sandwich and a side of reflection.—AMY WALLACE