Hollyridge Trail to Hollywood Sign Viewpoint

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Hollyridge Trail to Hollywood Sign Viewpoint is a 5.1 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, running, nature trips, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 849 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

running

partially paved

views

no shade

NOTE: The Beachwood Gate which was previously used to access the Hollyridge Trail will be permanently closed on April 18th, 2017 due to a court order. As per the city recommendations, this route directs hikers to canyon drive, 2 blocks east of Beachwood off of Franklin, or to Griffith Observatory. Canyon Drive has a parking lot, sidewalks, trash cans, and facilities for visitors. Be aware of the heat as there is little no no shade on this trail. Hike early or late in the day if possible and bring lots of water.

My favorite hike! I always end up at the observatory.. I rather go in the morning or subset time.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

This is a moderate long trail hike. It’s almost like walking an incline on a dirt road. If you just want to walk and see some scenery than this is your hike. There is no shade at all and hike it either early morning or late afternoon. But it is really great exercise.

mountain biking
no shade
1 month ago

I thought this was available for mountain biking but it is not. :)

If you are not used to the sun and/are out of shape being plenty of water

hiking
1 month ago

make sure to bring plenty of water.

The best part about this trail is the ending. The Hollywood sign is cool! The trail is just that, not a hike. It’s all on a dirt road with no shade and intense heat. If you go go early.

Great view. Moderate rating is a little high.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Living in Southern California, I had always wanted to do this hike, ... It did not disappoint! While this wasn’t necessarily easy, it also wasn’t too hard. Not sure if that helped. Lol. Even my 9-year-old did it!

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike to see the Hollywood sign up close. Can be crowded and noisy at the top, but well worth the trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike, definitely recommend.

Really cool hike if you are a movie buff. Rates as moderate, but there if 500 ft of elevation in the first mile so bring water and be ready to push it!

hiking
1 month ago

Great for a day hike. Lots of horse traffic, but even with the smog the views of LA were awesome and the sign is cool even though you don’t get right up to it.

Way too hot today 8/14. Eesh. But still did it.

hiking
no shade
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

This trail was great! Not hard but not exactly “easy”. There was quite a bit of horse poo the day we went but other than that, it was great! Very scenic!

Everything was good. Good views too

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

My first time here and I enjoyed it. It was challenging and uphill most of the way but it was a good workout! I got there around 645 am and the closest parking was already full so I parked in the larger parking area. Trails were wide enough. It was overcast so it was perfect weather. If it was warmer, the hike would have been more difficult as there is no shade. A lot of people brought their dogs so being and animal lover, made the scenery much better

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Road was wide enough so even there was traffic wasn’t too bad

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Steep most of the way! Take this trail if you’re looking to get a tan!

hiking
3 months ago

Overall, the hike was great. It’s an easy to moderate trail with a nice view. There’s an incline at the beginning of the hike but it levels out .5 miles in. Recommend it for anyone who is looking for a good view of the Hollywood sign.

Great hike and beautiful view.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. First 1/2 of the trail is steep but has some shade. I would recommend an early morning hike to avoid the high temperatures of the afternoon.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was very high incline but also had its shady parts to stop rest and it’s very wide unlike other trail not even two people can walk side by side. Love it. Highly recommend!

hiking
3 months ago

Very crowded but an iconic view of the sign. Best to go early.

hiking
3 months ago

The view of downtown LA is worth the hike alone, but seeing the Hollywood sign closer up was really cool!

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