Hollywood Sign via Canyon Drive

MODERATE 330 reviews
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Hollywood Sign via Canyon Drive is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1161 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

rocky

washed out

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 a great hike if you are visiting or new in town with excellent views of the Hollywood sign. At the top is a 360 degree view behind the famous sign.

5 hours ago

great trail, amazing views and cold drinks available once you reach the top via the tank trail...

hiking
23 days ago

Nice and easy hike up to and behind the Hollywood sign. Trail is more of a smooth dirt road and the presence of tire tracks indicates this. Went in January and it wasn't crowded and the temps were very 'normal', not too hot and not too cool. Sunset on the way back down was amazing!

30 days ago

This is the best trail to get in front of the Hollywood Sign!! You can also go to the observatory once you are up in the trail. The hardest part is finding parking and then you are off. No bathrooms on the way. I went during the heat of the day, I took my liter water bottle. It took me 2 hours total while I stopped for lots of pictures. If you bring your dog, don’t forget WATER for them!! I saw so many people with large dogs, husky’s in 90 degree weather.... one collapsed... it’s hot on their feet too and they can suffer heat stroke!! Anyways sorry about my dog rant, there is a nice breeze and the beginning starts out with lots of shade and then it opens into a dirt road for truck access.
You will see horses on the trail if you are lucky; I also saw a man and his goat. There are trash bins in the area which was nice. The Bronson park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset so keep that in mind. My recommendation is to go early in the morning and bring a small car for parking. I would also wear a hat that has flaps on the back and sides for those that have sensitive skin, sunscreen and bring a little nap sack so you are hands free.

1 month ago

Great trail! Amazing views!! Bring a lot of water & wear a hat :)

hiking
1 month ago

great hike! Bring water, sunglasses & a hat.

hiking
1 month ago

This was wonderful!

hiking
2 months ago

Less of a trail and more of a wide dirt road. No shade, so bring a hat and plenty of water. Views of the city are stunning, but there isn't much else by way of pretty nature photo ops. Loved being able to go to the front and around behind the Hollywood sign, but doing both does add extra mileage, so be prepared. Iconic views from the sign itself. So glad I did this at least once. (And it only took 20 years of living here!)

2 months ago

I love this hike!! Bring at least two liters of water and a snack. This hike was 6.9 miles for me because I also went to Bronson cave and I recorded from the time I exited my car until I got back. It is an all uphill hike so go slow and steady. Wear a hat and put on sun screen. Enjoy!!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing trip, hike is tough, lots of uphill, all the time and a fairly steep incline. Took a few hours. The payoff at the end is worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing!!!

3 months ago

Great hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Love the views of the Citi... And the Hollywood sign.. Pretty traffic during the weekend.. Good workout not to steep for beginners.. Bring water n hat...

hiking
4 months ago

Step drop-offs and some climbing but great hike, excellent views from the Wisdom tree.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun hike..very hot on a sunny day. Majority of the trail was not shaded. Prepare to bring a hat, sunblock, and plenty of water. I would recommend to start earlier in the day. Enjoy!

hiking
4 months ago

Take Franklin Ave to Canyon Dr. go north. Plenty of parking along Canyon if parking lot at trail head is full. Took 4 kids, all 11 and under. Great family hike with views of the city.

hiking
4 months ago

Parking fills up quickly off Canyon Drive, wide dusty trail with options to go in front of Hollywood sign or behind it or to Griffith Observatory, all are worth exploring. Beautiful views on the way, especially from the very top. Bring enough water, Rangers do provide water buckets around half way point depending on time of day

4 months ago

Dirty, dusty, windy and hot. But the views are awesome. Went on a Thursday afternoon, not crowded at all. Watch out for horse crap, bc there was a ton of it. Good steady climb and felt a sense of accomplishment looking DOWN on those letters knowing how far above they were at the start. Glad I did it, but won’t be back.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Lovely views and lots of photos ops! Look out for the small brown sign that will direct you to the back of the Hollywood sign or otherwise you'll end up hitting a dead end and/or getting fined.

Park at 2980-3000 CANYON DR, CA 90068

trail running
6 months ago

Challenging route, but affords many gorgeous views of the LA basin on your way up to the sign.

walking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Loved it! Brought my friend and my dog. My only complaint is parking and the crowd at the top. Some people have their dogs off leash. It's mostly uphill going in and downhill (much easier) going back. Great leg and butt workout! Great view at the top!

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike with some amazing views

9 months ago

There isn't much shade so it can be hard work climbing up the trail. Definitely worth it for the views.

hiking
9 months ago

Tough hike in the beginning as it is steep and there is absolutely zero shade. Make sure to bring plenty of water.

hiking
9 months ago

Good hike. Starts off steep. Go around 4ish and you get the cool walk on your way down

hiking
10 months ago

Finally made it! Went last weekend with two friends and we got incredible views and photos! Can check it off my bucket list!

10 months ago

I loved this trail. Lots of options for paths. You can even hike to the observatory. Great views. Would do again

hiking
10 months ago

As expected, great hike about 10 miles, long but easy hike that includes great LA views

hiking
11 months ago

Busy busy trail. Nice view of Great Los Angeles area. Not recommend to do after 9 a.m. cuz there is no shade and will be very very hot. Pretty good trail for beginners, not so steep, wide trail.

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