Located in the Puente Hills, and managed by the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority, Hellman Park offers trails into some of the most beautiful habitat in the area. Hike the trails on either side of the reservoir. Both trails are very aerobic up the mountainside taking you on a loop trail to the ridgeline overlooking Sycamore Canyon, a beautiful view. Along the way you will see a large collection of California brittlebush, a Sunflower family member with large yellow flowers in the spring. On a good day Catalina Island and downtown Los Angeles are observable.
Directions: From the 605 Freeway, exit Rose Hills Road and head east. Turn right onto Workman Mill Road past Sycamore Park and head south onto Beverly Blvd. Turn left on Greenleaf Avenue. The entrance to Hellman Wilderness Park will be on your right.
Parking: Park in the lot on Greenleaf Avenue.
5700 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier (address for mapping purposes only)
The Hellman Park Trailhead (@Greenleaf and Orange), which includes the Peppergrass and Mariposa Trails, is currently closed for repairs. When the trailhead (and trails) reopen (expected to be in April 2017) NEW TRAIL HOURS will be in effect for Hellman Park Trailhead. New trail hours will be OPEN 9am-6pm June 1 through September 30, and 9am-5pm October 1 through May 31. Also, no bikes will be allowed on either of these trails. These changes are being made to protect the natural resources and enhance the visitor experience. Please visit www.habitatauthority.org for updates.