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Wow great hike and it lives up to the difficult rating. Be prepared with hiking boots and plenty of water I went to the left at the start and did the loop that way definitely will feel this one tomorrow.

Very ugly view. All you are looking at for the most part is barb wire....not inspiring. If you want to walk on sand and stare at barb wire in direct heat, this trail is for you.

Great hike with wonderful views of DTLA.
Hollywood sign right there to take it all in.
First couple of miles will have you huffing and puffing as it’s a pretty steep incline.
After that you’ll be treated to the views on your way to the sign.
Enjoy!

I loved it! Very calm a relaxing!!

walking
23 days ago

Nice hike with friends. Saw a couple deer and a few turtles

It was a nice trail. I set out at 7:30 a.m and finished it in 2 hours. Carry water and sunscreen!

Definitely hard for beginners but great motivation to start. A lot of people come through that do it a couple times in a row. The top is worth the struggle though and you can see the back of the Hollywood sign at the top.

First hike in a while and decided to do it to clear my head. A friend told me it’s a great hike with a little bit of a challenge but nothing too hard. Half way through I was out of breath as I was getting over a cold. The hike was fun, challenging and refreshing. If you want to get back into your hiking mood this is a trail to start with.

The Ferndell loop was a great start to a great day of hiking! Got to see different wildlife and little streams. Great for kids, pets, etc. and you might even spot a celebrity along the way!

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve done this hike twice and it’s one of my favorites. I like that you get a little workout and not pushing too many miles. Perfect place to bring friends from out of town. Once getting to Cuhuenga Peak and passing the Wisdom Tree you can make your way to Mt. Lee to get to the back of the Hollywood sign. Planning on doing it at night for the views.

walking
1 month ago

Definitely a walking trail that has many turns anf will make you want to sprint to see what’s at the end of the path. You can see the Hollywood sign, but unfortunately the trail doesn’t lead to it.

Fantastic view over LA.

This should be rated difficult. I have pro version of AllTrails so know I was following prescribed trail. Not acceptable in one section -20 to 40’ drop off. Multiple areas had to scramble.

Started counter clockwise. Thought Trail was gorgeous with views to ocean and Catalina Island poking out behind Palos Verdes Peninsula, especially with clouds providing shade.

7.4 mi in when you get to Vermont Canyon Road where Greek Theatre located, across street is where you will have to scramble up 100+ feet (this isn’t shown as an actual ‘dotted line path’ on map). Poles won’t work and forget it if raining. 8 mi in where Trail connects with Riverside Trail there is a 20 to 40 foot drop off. I have a video showing a man against this cliff. This was not acceptable- AllTrails needs to fix this. I took chance by scrambling down then jumping since ~8 mi in for 9.8 mi hike. Check out my photos and video of this ridiculous cliff with man at base so you can see significant drop off.

I do not recommend this hike because of this drop off. Or take an alternative route starting at Greek Theater to Riverside Trail-avoiding 100+ uphill scramble and 20+ foot drop off.

An iconic L.A. hike and one of my favorites in Griffith Park, but you need to prepared for a steep, rocky, unshaded climb. The views from the ridge between the Wisdom Tree and the Hollywood sign are great, with the old Hollywood studios to the south, and the newer Warner and Disney studios to the north. On a clear day, your view stretches from the ocean to the San Gabriel Mountains. On a foggy "June gloom" day, you look down on the marine layer in the valleys and feel like you're deep in the wilderness. Except for the freeway noise. But, like I said, an iconic L.A. hike.

This was a relatively easy trail to the Hollywood sign. The hardest part about this trail is that it is straight up to get to the Hollywood sign. I started from the Canyon Road parking lot and went to the back of the sign first and then the front of the sign. In total that was 7.5 miles. If you only go to the front of the sign it is 5.7 miles. Listen to what everyone else says -go out super early, there is no shade. You’ll need sunblock, a hat, water and sturdy footwear. The ground is not technical at all, it’s a flat hard pack and actually at the very top its asphalt to the front of the sign.

We followed the 8.7 mile trail loop exactly as per map. The description is a little misleading in that there are a number of off-fire road excursions onto narrow, rough and brushy tracks. You have to keep a very close eye on the map because these tracks are often kind of hidden or just not obvious. Had to backtrack a couple of times.

That said, it was a nice hike across Griffith Park, especially at the start when you climb up to the top ridge. The trail ends up behind the Hollywood sign, which is a little anticlimactic, before you turn back and take a slightly different route back.

Basically a flat walk on a paved utility road. But - pretty mountain and lake scenery, nice vibe. Good walk for single females wanting to be safe, there are plenty of people around, including park rangers. There is an additional trail to the east that branches off near the southern end of the lake and goes up to Mulholland Drive if you want more of a workout.

One of the first hikes I’ve done in L.A. Love the observatory so this easy hike is a given. At night you get the full E.T. View from near the top. At the bottom during the day you can stop at Trails cafe. Great spot to take visitors from out of town.

You guys are full of it this gives you a side view of the sign that’s it

Loved the hike! The views were amazing and I got great shots of the sign. It is dry and open trail but if done in the early morning it's not bad at all. Definitely bring apply sunscreen and wear hats and sunglasses. We didn't go all the way up behind the hike, but it isn't much further up the trail (maybe like another mile) if you decide to go further up.

Slow and steady wins the race.

get there early. ..expect delay with heavy foot and vehicle traffic... hike overall is cool...also stay on the trail...lol

Easy hike with good incline. Love this hike up to the observatory for sunset

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail for early morning hikes/workouts on way to work in DTLA. Even by 6:30 am you run into several mostly friendly hikers perhaps doing the same. It’s become my go-to weekday hikes. Whenever I’ve hiked this trail on weekday evenings, I am amazed as to the amount of people just beginning their hikes as late as 8 pm as I am finishing mine. Haven’t been here on a weekend but I am certain it’ll be a crowded place. By the way, stick to the map and stay on the trails and you should get a good workout in 5-5.5 miles under 2 hours.

Not too exciting, other than being close to the Hollywood sign.

Great hike - and easy for kids.

2 months ago

Super easy hike. I usually jog there from my apt since I live nearby. The caves are really to look at. Plus, it is the original BATCAVE

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