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Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel


Griffith Park Tunnel

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Photo taken by Craig Philpott


BH Photo #183536


Street Views 


Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel stars in Roger Rabbit as the entrance to "Toontown". It shows up at 0.43 in this clip and again when Benny and Eddie leave Toontown.

Touchstone Pictures, Director: Robert Zemeckis

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Vermont to the Sea

This video shows a trip from the Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel to the Pacific Ocean at Point Firmen

Kimbrough Photography

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Tunnel under Griffith Park hillside on Vermont Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Open to traffic
Concrete tunnel
Span length: 328.1 ft.
Total length: 328.1 ft.
Also called
Griffith Park Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.12365, -118.30104   (decimal degrees)
34°07'25" N, 118°18'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/380022/3776630 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 46691 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2012: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • October 19, 2012: New video from David Kimbrough
  • January 9, 2011: New Street View added by David Kimbrough
  • December 28, 2010: New video from David Kimbrough
  • October 25, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Kimbrough - kimbrough-photo [at] charter [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel
Posted January 26, 2018, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Nice video David. I lived in the South Bay and had been through the tunnel many times but it never occurred to me that it was the same Vermont that I knew in San Pedro!

Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel
Posted December 28, 2010, by David Kimbrough (kimbrough-photo [at] charter [dot] net)

There is no end to the number of movies / TV shows / commercials filmed here. There was a scene for example from Barton Fink set at the same intersection East Observatory Road and Vermont Canyon Canyon Road meet right before this tunnel. Likewise there was scene from "War Games" where it was the entrance to NORAD. It would seem that in the TV Show "The OC" (which I myself have never seen) Marissa Cooper dies in a car accident there as well. I recall an episode "Mission Impossible" where the tunnel showed up.

Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel
Posted December 5, 2010, by Andrew Hansford

This is also the tunnel in Back to the Future Part II that Biff chases Marty while he rides a Hoverboard. I know it because i looked it up.

Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel
Posted October 28, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

You can't fool me! This is the tunnel to Toon Town! If you doubt me watch "Who Framed Rodger Rabbit?". It also shows up in many television shows and advertisements because it looks like a place in the remote mountains but it is in the city park between Burbank and LA.