Hollywood Sign via Canyon Drive

MODERATE 139 reviews
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Hollywood Sign via Canyon Drive is a 5.9 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
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1276 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.

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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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27 days ago

This is the 3rd trail I've done and it was a little hard for me but well worth it. It felt good to finally see the Hollywood sign.

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This trail was a bucket list item for my 19 yr old daughter. Pretty phenomenal. Busy, BUSY trail. Parked in a neighborhood below sign and walked at least a mile (uphill) just to get to trailhead. Trailhead is manned by a security guard who fields questions and keeps an eye out for ne'er-do-wells. Took my Doberman puppy up -- his first big hike. It kicked his butt. No bathrooms, no water. No shade. Wide area to hike -- a road really. Great views of the LA smog. ;-)

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2 months ago

Despite different website claims, we parked on Beechwood (no time limit, lots of open spots but no parking Fridays-Sundays) and walked up. There is a guard posted at the top of Beachwood Drive. Beyond the guard is a public access gate that was open. Regular locals access the gate for access to Griffith and the Hollywood sign. Moderately steep incline on some slippery gravel to the Sunset Ranch sign and the trail to the Hollywood sign starts to the right just before the Sunset Ranch sign. The rest of the trail clearly marked. The rest of he trail is a mixture of moderate inclines and flat ground. Bring water!

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Its great hiking however going back down didn't we didn't make the right turn and end up at wrong place but it was overall it fun