Hiking Franklin Canyon
Flora and Fauna in the Canyon
William Mulholland and the History of Franklin Canyon
For more information on Franklin Canyon Park and its scheduled activities, visit Franklin Canyon Park or Franklin Canyon NPS.
Directions to the Park
From the Valley: Exit the Ventura Fwy (the 101) at Coldwater Cyn Dr. and proceed south for 2.5 miles. At intersection with Mulholland Dr and Franklin Cyn Dr (directly across from Tree People and Coldwater Canyon Park), turn right on Franklin Cyn Dr. You will reach the park’s northern gate in approximately .25 mile. A .25 mile past the gate will bring you to William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom and Sooky Goldman Nature Center parking area. To reach Franklin Canyon Ranch, continue on Franklin Canyon Dr. for another .66 mile and turn left onto Lake Dr. You will reach the parking area in about .66 mile.)
From Beverly Hills: From Sunset Blvd, turn north on Beverly Dr. Continue on Beverly Dr. by veering left at the “to Coldwater Cyn Dr.” sign, then left at the intersection with Coldwater Cyn Dr (look for Beverly Hills Fire Station #2). Turn right on Franklin Canyon Dr. and proceed north for 1.1 miles, passing through the park’s southern gate along the way. At the 1.1 miles mark, you may turn right onto Lake Dr. for .66 mile to reach the Franklin Canyon Ranch section of the park, or continue straight on Franklin Canyon Dr. to pass around the eastern side of Franklin Lake and reach Sooky Goldman Nature Center and William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom.
The Park as Movie and TV Locations