Griffith Park Navigation Challenge

April 9, 2017

Are you up to the ultimate Griffith Park Trail Challenge? Participants will have a four hour time limit to accrue points by visiting up to 32 control locations throughout the park. This will be a great physical day out in L.A.'s premier park. Fun for hiking families as well as serious runners and navigators.

Due to the length and physical difficulty of the course, we encourage running with a partner or in a team for safety. Individual entries will, however, be accepted.

Some sort of award will be presented to the top scoring entry in each of the following categories:

  • Individual Male
  • Individual Female
  • Junior Team (all members born in 1997 or later)
  • Male Team
  • Female Team
  • Mixed Team
  • Family Team (at least one Junior and one Adult)
  • Masters Team (all team members born in 1967 or earlier)

Maps will be passed out at 9:30am so you have some time to strategize. All participants will mass start at 10:00am and are expected back by 2:00pm. You may start late, but will still need to be back by 2:00pm. Points will be deducted for returning late. Controls will be retrieved beginning at 2:30pm.

Beginner instruction will begin at 9:00am for anyone needing it.

A White course made up of a few of the score-O controls is also being offered. Beginner instruction and starts for the White course will begin just after the mass start at 10:00am.

This event will use manual pin-punching. E-punch is not required.

Can't make it on the 9th? We can use help setting up the course on Saturday, April 8th. Contact Clare if you can help.

Link below is broken. To contact the event director email Clare Durand


Griffith Park, Merry-Go-Round (Lot 1), Los Angeles, CA (4-hour Score-O, Classic White)

Sunday, April 9
8:30 am - 9:30 am4-hour Score-O: Registration and Check-In
9:00 am - 9:30 am4-hour Score-O: Beginner Instruction
9:30 am4-hour Score-O: Map Distribution
9:45 am4-hour Score-O: Pre-race briefing
10:00 am - 2:00 pm4-hour Score-O: Course Open
10:05 amClassic White: Instruction and Starts
Course Information
Course Setter's Notes now available.
Meet Director:Clare Durand
Course Setter:Clare Durand
Assistant Course Setter:
Location Details

4-hour Score-O, Classic White
Griffith Park
Merry-Go-Round (Lot 1)
Los Angeles, CA
Google Map

Heading East on the 134. Exit Victory Blvd. Turn right onto Victory, then left onto Zoo Drive. Follow Zoo Drive around the Zoo parking lot and past the Autry Museum until it becomes Crystal Springs Dr. Continue past Griffith Park Dr, then turn right at signs for the Merry-Go-Round. Continue to the first large parking lot.

Heading West on the 134. Take the ramp toward I-5 Sacramento, then take exits to Zoo drive. Continue circling to the right on Zoo Drive under the freeway and straight to the stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and continue past the Autry Museum until it becomes Crystal Springs Dr. Continue past Griffith Park Dr, then turn right at signs for the Merry-Go-Round. Continue to the first large parking lot.

From the 5 Take the Los Feliz exit. Go west on Los Feliz, then make the first right turn onto Crystal Springs Drive by the Pony Rides. When you see the ranger station, turn left toward the Merry-Go-Round. Continue to the first large parking lot.
Course Details
Classic White
Courses: White (Basic)
Preregistration for this event is now closed. Day of event registration will be available on site.
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Required Waiver

Minors attending without a parent must bring this required waiver filled out by their parent for each event or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Adults and parents with children may sign the waiver at the event.

About LAOC

LAOC is a volunteer-run club promoting map navigation and enjoyment of the outdoors. Learn more here!

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