Mount Wilson Observatory, La Canada Flintridge

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  • Not many people know that this place exists. It is in the mountains above Los Angeles, situated in the Angeles National Forest. Many years ago there was a resort here, but it is no more. On a clear da...  more »
  • Scenic ride up, take your time, stop along the way, breathtaking views on both sides. Mt. Wilson itself is great for science geeks with interesting exhibits on history of and explanations of impressiv...  more »
  • NOTE: Adventure Pass needed to park. We really enjoy this day trip up Hwy 2. It's a unique and cool(er) place to visit and something different to do in LA. At an altitude of 5715 feet, the view on a c...  more »
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  • Space! Science! Astronomy! The discoveries made here past to present are astounding. The tour is really worthwhile. Hike here or drive here, it's a must-see for all!
  • Really beautiful spot up in the mountains with panoramic views of the city and mountain range. Some nice peaceful trails away from the road. The observatory itself is fascinating (if you're astronomically inclined) and it's great to see cutting-edge scientific instruments mixed with still active historic telescopes. Would love to come up at night and see the place in action.
  • Amazing view over Pasadena. If you arrive early in the morning you can spent the time mostly alone or with just a few others.
  • Beautiful views, nice hiking trails through a pine forest, an opportunity to see giant telescopes and a working astronomic observatory, interesting exhibits.
  • Take Angeles Crest Highway and follow the signs! Beautiful drive up to the observatory, take a tour, go hiking, and check out some exceptional views!

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