Griffith Park Hollywood Sign Trail

MODERATE 238 reviews
#4 of 22 trails in

Griffith Park Hollywood Sign Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1906 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail begins at the Griffith Park Visitor Center and heads up a gravel fire road and follows a wide single track that climb and drop down a number of steep ridges. The trail intersects and follows an asphalt road that leads to the very top of Griffith Park, right above the Hollywood sign.

Just sorry I didn't take pictures

1 month ago

Excelent cardio

2 months ago

Good cardio !!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike to the top behind the Hollywood sign. Rewarding views for the hike just bring water and sun protection.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely do this hike in the morning to avoid crowd and heat. Definitely ask people for the correct route because it's definitely easy to get sidetracked. What I do like about this hike is that I can turn back any time if I have time constraints and I still get great views and a great workout. takes me 2-3 hours round trip if I go at leisurely pace.

hiking
4 months ago

Wonderful view at top. Crowded all year long.

4 months ago

Wonderful long hike with lots to see and not too crowded.

hiking
5 months ago

It took us 10 miles to get to the front of the Hollywood sign. Great photos taking opportunity. But there are a couple of turning points you really meed to ask the locals to avoid getting side tracked. Some of the trails lead to Griffith observatory and some loop around to somewhere else. In addition this map actually leads to the back side of Hollywood sign unless you know at the last stretch- one or two miles also- to turn left so that you get to the front of the Hollywood sign and take a great photo. We started at the Merry go round trail head at 7:20 am and finished it at 11am

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Crazy hot! Super long. Extremely steep. Definitely gotta be prepared for an intense hike to complete the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

A interesting mix of paved and dirt paths.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a hike you need to do early in the morning to avoid the heat. There is hardly any shady areas. Don't wear black, wear shorts, sneakers with tread, loose shirt, hat and bring lots of sunscreen to avoid getting burnt.

This is all uphill, take your time, bring lots of water & snacks.

Not suitable for kids or the elderly.

9 months ago

Love the trails and views... wish we didn't have so much pollution so we can see the city line

hiking
10 months ago

Loved this trail and such a nice view of the city

hiking
10 months ago

Outstanding views with good elevation-80/100

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This parking area is for the merry go round which is also known where Walt Disney use to bring his daughters and came up with the idea of Disneyland. The park bench he used is now at Disneyland. The trail takes you close to the old zoo which closed in the 60s but you can still see parts of cages and paths. You also past mt. Glendale mt Hollywood and get a pretty good view of cities on either side. Some parts of the trail are narrow. Come on the weekends expect to cross paths with quite a few people. But it's a hike that shows you quite a bit of the park.

hiking
11 months ago

Its awesome! The only downside to this park is the parking. You have to park on the street and walk up to it. But if your hiking its all part of the experience. A must do in the Hollywood area.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Great change of intensity and awesome views!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The trail is not marked very well so make sure your phone is fully charged and use the trail app. We got somewhat lost. We took the trail up to Mmt Hollywood and then to the Observatory. Out total trek was 8.6.

Load More