Facility Features: Picnic tables, hiking trail, hollywood sign, parking, tunnel/cave. Park open until dusk.

We have been doing Runyon Canyon because we live on an easy access block. Every once in a while we need change the scenery so we drive 15 minutes and do something touristy and easy for us to get off the bucket. This hike is everything that is described in the description as far as we are concerned as locals. Very enjoyable.

Great hike. Come early!!

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

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.

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.

Great hike - and easy for kids.

This was a fairly easy trail. Gradual incline. It’s really open so hats, sun screens, and at least a liter of water or more if you start late as it will get hotter in the afternoon. We spent about three hours total because we stopped at the Hollywood viewpoint ( front view of the sign) and Mt Lee ( back of the sign) to take in the breathtaking views and for lots of pictures.
There is no trail that will bring you right to the sign as it’s gated and in a protected area, however if you get onto Mt. Lee trail it’ll get you to Mt. Lee just behind the Hollywood sign and it’s as close to it as you could get to the sign. Hope this help, have fun!!!

This is a great adventure.. you need to have good shoes lots of dust and water. We saw rattle snakes so no flip flops...

Great moderate hike to bring out of town guests. However, if out of shape, it may be difficult. It’s up hill at beginning and end.

there is more than one way to get to the Hollywood sign if you come in from Griffith Park it is much easier than coming in from the Wisdom Tree Trail and be sure to have trekking poles cuz it's Steep and Rocky and dusty but the view from the top is pretty special

The walk was decent. We parked at the Greek Theater, free parking. we walked up to Griffith Observatory and started in the direction of sign. Luckily there are signs to show the way. it was very warm out and we packed 50 ounces of water each, plus Gatorade. Also, we packed power bars, fruit, and granola bars.
the sign and hike was a bit anti-climatic. However, it was something to check off the bucket list. My boys enjoyed climbing up hills and exploring. No shade so prepare yourself with sinscreen etc.

Great views. Would be great at sunset or early morning.

It’s a nice hike but nothing spectacular. The smell of horse poop and pee can be a little overwhelming from sunset ranch. There is no shade so avoid on hot days.

The view at the top is fantastic however. Amazing views of the Hollywood Reservoir and the view of the back of the Hollywood sign is certainly unique!

Great hike just watch out for the horse poop. minimal shade.

Can get pretty confusing if it is your first time here, there are many different options to reach the sign. Just remember that the sign is on Mt. Lee. cover up because there is no shade on this hike.

This trail is filled with horse crap and is absolutely disgusting. Horse tour companies should be responsible and pick up the horse crap. Dog owners must so why cant a paid business giving tours do it. I would never recommend this trail to anyone, unless you want to fight flies, nat, and dodge horsecrap the whole time. the smell is not enjoyable either. hike at your own risk!!! only giving 1 star because I have to. the city needs to make these horse tourist responsible.

Mostly on paved road. Nice views. Very populated with people and dogs.

great trail, amazing views and cold drinks available once you reach the top via the tank trail...

hiking
7 months ago

Another trail that I've been doing since I was a kid. My dad would bring us every weekend because we live so close to Griffith park. On your way back down when you pass the Captains roost stay on the same trail you came up and it will be a 3 mile hike. Get here super early I suggest 5:00am because it gets really crowded. You have to pay for parking after 10:00am. $4 an hour!

Nice and easy hike up to and behind the Hollywood sign. Trail is more of a smooth dirt road and the presence of tire tracks indicates this. Went in January and it wasn't crowded and the temps were very 'normal', not too hot and not too cool. Sunset on the way back down was amazing!

This is the best trail to get in front of the Hollywood Sign!! You can also go to the observatory once you are up in the trail. The hardest part is finding parking and then you are off. No bathrooms on the way. I went during the heat of the day, I took my liter water bottle. It took me 2 hours total while I stopped for lots of pictures. If you bring your dog, don’t forget WATER for them!! I saw so many people with large dogs, husky’s in 90 degree weather.... one collapsed... it’s hot on their feet too and they can suffer heat stroke!! Anyways sorry about my dog rant, there is a nice breeze and the beginning starts out with lots of shade and then it opens into a dirt road for truck access.
You will see horses on the trail if you are lucky; I also saw a man and his goat. There are trash bins in the area which was nice. The Bronson park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset so keep that in mind. My recommendation is to go early in the morning and bring a small car for parking. I would also wear a hat that has flaps on the back and sides for those that have sensitive skin, sunscreen and bring a little nap sack so you are hands free.

Great trail! Amazing views!! Bring a lot of water & wear a hat :)

hiking
8 months ago

great hike! Bring water, sunglasses & a hat.

Some great view of the entire Griffith Park, weekends are a little crowded for my taste.

This was wonderful!

Less of a trail and more of a wide dirt road. No shade, so bring a hat and plenty of water. Views of the city are stunning, but there isn't much else by way of pretty nature photo ops. Loved being able to go to the front and around behind the Hollywood sign, but doing both does add extra mileage, so be prepared. Iconic views from the sign itself. So glad I did this at least once. (And it only took 20 years of living here!)

I love this hike!! Bring at least two liters of water and a snack. This hike was 6.9 miles for me because I also went to Bronson cave and I recorded from the time I exited my car until I got back. It is an all uphill hike so go slow and steady. Wear a hat and put on sun screen. Enjoy!!

Great views of the Hollywood Sign!

Amazing trip, hike is tough, lots of uphill, all the time and a fairly steep incline. Took a few hours. The payoff at the end is worth it!

Amazing!!!

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