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: 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. The Beachwood Gate which was previously used to access the Hollyridge Trail was permanently closed on April 18th, 2017 due to a court order. 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.

hiking
no shade
3 days ago

It’s an urban, super popular hike. But the novelty is worth it. Come early. Avoid the heat and minimize the crowds on the way down.

hiking
11 days ago

Trail is well marked. Heavily trafficked. I only gave it 4 stars because it lacks sufficient restroom facilities. It was great to see this iconic landmark. Highly recommended.

hiking
no shade
11 days ago

Great hike to an iconic spot. We went both to top and behind Hollywood to back to the left fork to be in front of it. We were there by 7 am and lots of parking but by the time we got back parking lot was very crowded with people waiting. It took about 3 hrs. Then we hike very short trail to Bat Cave. Fun to take a quick picture in front of also.

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike I would say it’s a easy to moderate hike. lots of little kids doing the hike as well

16 days ago

Good hike overall. There is a gradual, but steady incline up to where the trail splits to either the Hollywood Sign or to the Observatory. Also, Unless you get there early morning, parking can be a hassle.

Good suggestions and tips from others. I would call this an easy not moderate trail. Yes there is an incline but it is spread over a long distance. We saw very young children walking this today.

Its a beautiful trail with beautiful views but its a shame there's to much horse poop during the trail

hiking
no shade
27 days ago

Steady incline, pretty easy hike overall

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Great views! If you have friends visiting this is a great go to!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 12/13. This is a great moderate day hike to an iconic symbol. A lot of fun for tourists, so if you have a friend in town, I’m confident that this would be an activity they would enjoy. The trail is an actual road until about a mile past the fork, then it becomes a dirt path for a while. If you want to get to behind the Hollywood sign, take this dirt path until a fork, then take a right to continue upward. You’ll see another fork not long thereafter; once again, take a right to continue upward. The summit (behind the sign) is a mile from the latter fork. We saw a coyote and a group of (very tame) deer on the path. Cool views and a big taste of Americana.

Great trail. Steep upcline in the beginning for probably a mile or so but levels out near the sign. Pretty views of the city and quiet enough to hear wildlife. Would recommend.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

We did 2 hours, nice workout. No loop, first 1.5 miles is kind of steep but last mile is pretty flat.

This trail was great! We went on a Monday afternoon and had no trouble parking. Got to see the Hollywood sign, but didn’t go behind it. Great views and not too heavily trafficked. Just took 2 hours with a stop for pictures. I would recommend to anyone and also very dog friendly!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail goes to the view point that looks up at the Hollywood sign. If you want to go to the spot that is right above the Hollywood sign you can take this same trail but make a right at the fork for Mt. Lee.

no shade
1 month ago

Lovely trail to start the day with. We started around 8 a.m and back by 11 a.m. Plenty of parking space since we reached before 8 o clock in the morning on a Sunday. We spent half an hour near the Hollywood sign for pictures. Morning sun for perfect for walking as well as pictures.

If you’re looking to get up close and personal with the Hollywood sign, this is the trail for you. The incline only lasts for a little bit and then it turns flat for the most part. Easy breezy

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Hike didn’t take to long. Hiked in Sandles so not bad

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail to get out and see the famous sign from a different perspective.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiking was amazing. I went right after work, 5:30pm, I didn't make for the sunset but it worth it. L.A lights are amazing. Feels good. But on the way back it was so dark and quiet, I didn't enjoy the way back.

hiking
bugs
no shade
2 months ago

Great hike! Get there early or you have to park farther down. There are 2 lots at end of Canyon drive. BRING !!!! a camel pack or water bottle! Can’t believe how many I saw with no supplies or water for their kids and 4 legged friends. Needed due to majority of hike is in direct sun. Even in the fall it gets warm. The initial 1/3 is shaded in the morning. Good incline to start, then a nice meandering route with outstanding views of LA and cities beyond. Smog rolls in early so best views are in the morning. If you are bringing kids in stroller make sure it’s a trail stroller. The hard packed surface can be difficult for the standard shopping mall stroller. Carry bug spray, flys and gnats were out in force. When you get to mulholland. Take the short walk down for views of front of sign. Then go for the top and behind sign views. This portion also a good incline up Mt. Lee road. Crowded at the top!! Lots of guided tours going on. You can also access the observatory from this trail. No bathrooms on the route. Use the facility in the parking lot before heading up.

hiking
no shade
off trail
3 months ago

Great workout! 9 miles to observatory

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