Hollyridge Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from October until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Griffith Park: Hollyridge Trail is a 3.50 mile out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking & walking.
Breathtaking view of the city!
I highly suggest you visit Branson Canyon first. (Easy) but you'll love it. It is also known as ( Batman Caves)
If you're looking for a long hike then take Hollyridge Trail. Once you're on the top it'll give you different Trail directions.
Front view to the Hollywood sign ( left Trail)
Back view ( right trail)
I came up Beachwood and parked where the street ends. Google Maps insisted this was the correct direction. Parking can be difficult so check the street signs for permit only.
Proceed going up the hill past the iron rod gate, where the security guard is posted. Once you pass the actual Hollywood Sign where you can take great pictures, you'll see a sign that gives you directions on where more to go. Take the trail to the left that will take you behind the Hollywood sign and that's considered the Hollyridge trail.
Despite what people say this is a moderate Trail, it's not easy. It's total incline practically the entire way up, so be prepared wear great shoes. The trail is also much longer than what the App says.
Once you get to the top you will see the Hollywood sign or be behind it. Once you reach the Top if you veer to the right you can go to Cahuenga Peak.
Ended up hiking about 6 miles. Great picture ops.
Pretty busy but overall fun
Good hike. Not steep, but steady. Ends up right behind the Hollywood Sign. I went at night, I've heard this trail gets busy during the day - but we didn't see anyone else there..I'm pretty sure it was closed, but on a hear night you can see all of Hollywood on one side, and Burbank/valley on the other. Nice little bench and a radio tower at the top.
Took the Hollyridge Trail to Mt. Summit (behind the Hollywood Sign) with an organized meet up called Black Girls Hike! It was a very fun introduction to hiking with deceptively steep uphills from the start, the trail then levels out until you climb Mt. Summit - another incline, probably the toughest part - to go above the Hollywood sign. You must double back to get a view of the front of the Hollywood sign, the most impressive in my opinion. The Hollyridge trail is shared with a horse tour so there's the occasional pile and whiff of horse poop. Nothing too terrible. Nice views of the vast LA area.
Too many people / tourist & people that just want to be seen ... Signage confusing ...
Bring lots of water because there's almost no shade between 11a-4p. But it's a super beautiful view and completely worth it!
Beautiful view. Taking pics with Hollywood sign a huge plus.
Simple trail. Lots of people along the way
I really liked this trail it's mostly flat, but the view is great at the top! The rain on the way back was a lovely touch. I would definitely do it again. Plus who doesn't want to see the Hollywood sign up close?