Justin Trudeau and L.A. mayor explore California trails
The PM and Los Angeles mayor put their endurance to the test taking in the popular trail system in Griffith Park in southern California
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explored one of California’s most famous parks, and a popular trail running spot, on Saturday.
Trudeau and Garcetti explored the trails of Griffith Park, which is home to the Hollywood Sign. Griffith Park is located in the Santa Monica Mountains and is the second-largest city park in California. According to the Los Angeles Times, the politicians traversed the (hilly) Mt. Hollywood hiking trail and stopped for selfies with trail users on the way.
“Building ties and endurance with Mayor Eric Garcetti – thanks for the meeting and the hike today,” Trudeau wrote on Instagram. “Pursuing strong U.S.-Canada relations in Griffith Park this morning,” Garcetti added. Trudeau sported his usual Asics kicks, which he’s been seen sporting at running events in previous months.
Trudeau and Garcetti, who was wearing a United States Olympic jacket, held a joint media availability at the Griffith Observatory, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. Speaking with media, according to the L.A. Times, Garcetti said the friendship with Canada is “critically important to us,” referring to the state of California.
For scale of the park’s size, a round trip trail run from the observatory to the Hollywood Sign is approximately 14K. Further, Griffith Park is five times larger than New York City’s Central Park.
Saturday marked the last of Trudeau’s three-day trip to the Golden State.