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Hollyridge Trail to Hollywood Sign Viewpoint

MODERATE 383 reviews
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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 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: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 849 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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.

hiking
no shade
14 days 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
14 days ago

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

hiking
no shade
15 days ago

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

hiking
16 days 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.

hiking
23 days 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
25 days 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
26 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, gorgeous views of the city

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is at mostly an incline. There are plenty of places to stop and admire the view. and rest. There are a horses traveling this trail so beware of poop. Trail is heavily traveled so great hike for a single hiker. Recommend hiking early morning or afternoon as there a long stretches where there is no shade.

hiking
3 months ago

I had an awesome time hiking here beautiful view

hiking
3 months ago

4/1/19 - lovely walk. Also, consider the extra mileage and trek on up behind the sign to the actual ridge line to see the lovely back side of the valley.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike if you're in LA. Lots of people and lots of sun so come early and try and avoid both. Good for all ages and dogs. Great view of downtown LA and on a clear day, the ocean! Plenty of parking but be patient, the roads in and out are a bit narrow, hikers are always coming and going so don't worry if you don't find a spot right away. Only bathroom spot is in the parking area at the bottom so plan accordingly.

Great hike, wonderful scenery. If you start from Canyon Drive/ Brush Canyon Trail, the first mile is all uphill. Lots of fun!

hiking
4 months ago

Brought a little Oregon weather with us. Rainy, but so worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

1st time going on this trail and loved it! Easy to access!

5 months ago

it is better to do it early morning, while there àre less traffics and sound

hiking
5 months ago

This is an easy way to get behind or in front of the Hollywood sign. Plenty of parking and the trail is very well marked! This trail is busy but super fun for a city hike!

trail running
5 months ago

Good for a city trail. Well maintained.

hiking
5 months ago

I feel great. Beautiful!

6 months ago

Beautiful views! Easy trail, fairly decent incline.

hiking
6 months ago

Actually did this by the means of doing the Hollywood trail at the start of Canyon Drive. Went through the usual path and went under the Hollywood for some nice photos, then all the way back up to pass through Cahuenga Peak, then ended up at the Wisdom Tree/Burbank Peak which was pretty awesome. Then on my way back I stopped by the back of the Hollywood Sign for some nice scenic views as the sun was setting before I made my way back to Canyon Drive. Overall great spots to visit for some epic views, nice photos, and great for meeting people from around the world.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful scenery, can get crowded if you get there after 9am.

6 months ago

Moderate my butt

hiking
6 months ago

Great Hike! The first half of the hike is all up hill but then it levels out. The bathroom is gross it’s an out house and it hadn’t been cleaned in weeks. The views are amazing from the top. They have an outhouse before you start the hike but it was disgusting.

7 months ago

it's a nice long trek. it isn't really that hard just long.

walking
7 months ago

Trail is heavily utilized and well-maintained. Park Rangers were actually on the trail in a truck during the venture. The overwhelming odor of horse droppings all along the trail make this trail a "2!" The iconic sign is worthy of some pics, but since it's a 6 mile journey out and back, best to prepare for the odor. Wouldn't traverse again.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike with wonderful views of DTLA. Hollywood sign right there to take it all in. First couple of miles will have you huffing and puffing as it’s a pretty steep incline. After that you’ll be treated to the views on your way to the sign. Enjoy!

11 months ago

Nice walk that reaches the foot of the mythical inscription. On a hot day, we suffered a bit to climb (well, we started walking at 10am, our plane had landed the night before at 23h ... it may explain a little tired). The rangers had provided fresh water drums at mid-term. The trail itself is not necessarily very interesting but offers nice views of LA.

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