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After 8 Years, Lake Hollywood Reservoir Trail Fully Reopens

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The Lake Hollywood Walking Trail around the Lake Hollywood Reservoir, which has been closed since 2005, officially reopened last week. Eight years ago, "a record-breaking 35 inches of rain caused landslides that destroyed the perimeter trail and did extensive damage to both LADWP and private property," according to a press release from City Councilmember Tom LaBonge. Since then, the LADWP has been working to install caissons 40 feet below the ground to restore the hillsides and trail; the eastern portion reopened in 2009. The 3.2-mile loop was built in 1924. It'll now be open from 6:30 am to somewhere between 5 and 7:30 pm, depending on the season. According to KCET, dogs are still not allowed on the trail (since it's still an emergency water facility). However, there's a new trail underway "that would connect into Griffith Park via Cahuenga Peak," home of the Hollywood Sign. That's set to be finished in 2015.
· Lake Hollywood Path Finally Reopens, Plans for New Trail Announced [KCET]