The body of water is tucked away in the hills above Hollywood, and only accessible by small, winding, residential streets. Built in the 1920s, it’s like the Silver Lake Reservoir - but without people, dogs, strollers, cars, or concrete banks. A, literally, hidden gem in LA. The water sparkles. No kidding.
The water, which is no longer used as drinking water, is held back by an actual damn. A beautiful one, with arches and busts of bears. A pleasant and generous dirt walking path surrounds the reservoir, with a lush and diverse buffer of plants between the path and the water. A perfect place to learn how to ride a bike!