Beechwood Trail to Hollywood Sign

MODERATE 112 reviews
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Beechwood Trail to Hollywood Sign is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
777 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

The Beachwood gate used to access this trail from Beachwood Drive will be closed permanently to hikers on 4/18/2017. Visitors should use the Brush Canyon Trail from Canyon Drive, 2 blocks to the east of Beachwood Drive off Franklin, or Griffith Observatory. Canyon has a parking lot, sidewalks, trash cans, and facilities for visitors. This is the stairway on N. Beachwood Dr that's a shortcut to Hollyridge Dr. This is a great easy to moderate hike if you are visiting or new in town with great views of the Hollywood sign. At the top is a great 360 degree view behind the famous sign.

10 hours ago

This is the 3rd trail I've done and it was a little hard for me but well worth it. It felt good to finally see the Hollywood sign.

13 days ago

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30 days ago

This trail was a bucket list item for my 19 yr old daughter. Pretty phenomenal. Busy, BUSY trail. Parked in a neighborhood below sign and walked at least a mile (uphill) just to get to trailhead. Trailhead is manned by a security guard who fields questions and keeps an eye out for ne'er-do-wells. Took my Doberman puppy up -- his first big hike. It kicked his butt. No bathrooms, no water. No shade. Wide area to hike -- a road really. Great views of the LA smog. ;-)

1 month ago

1 month ago

Despite different website claims, we parked on Beechwood (no time limit, lots of open spots but no parking Fridays-Sundays) and walked up. There is a guard posted at the top of Beachwood Drive. Beyond the guard is a public access gate that was open. Regular locals access the gate for access to Griffith and the Hollywood sign. Moderately steep incline on some slippery gravel to the Sunset Ranch sign and the trail to the Hollywood sign starts to the right just before the Sunset Ranch sign. The rest of the trail clearly marked. The rest of he trail is a mixture of moderate inclines and flat ground. Bring water!

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Its great hiking however going back down didn't we didn't make the right turn and end up at wrong place but it was overall it fun

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1 month ago

So this is a drag, but the city just announced that the trail to the Hollywood Sign can no longer be accessed from N Beachwood Drive starting April 18. They are permanently locking the gate. ;-(

2 months ago

The directions on here will get you to the area but really you need to start at Los Angeles River Park. you can park next to it and hike from there. it's about a 1.5 hour hike just walking. you have to pass the do not enter signs but once ya get to the trail (about 20 mins in) it's a easy route to follow. Great Views!

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2 months ago

Not too long. But steep. Definitely a workout for the lungs. Almost no shady areas, so prepare for sun. Went on a Friday. So had no problems parking on Beachwood Dr. almost right at the trail entrance. But God help you if you go on a weekend. :\

2 months ago