Lake Hollywood Trail

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Lake Hollywood Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

An easy, pretty walk around the Hollywood Reservoir.

muy bien

1 month ago

I did this as a cool down from the Hollywood sign hike. Don't really like the fences that are up, but I get it. Also was just too flat for me. This hike is good for a nice easy walk. Saw a couple deer while I was here.

2 months ago

Not happy that the lake is on the opposite side of the trail which in turn gives a not so good view of the lake. Lots of traffic on two way street, with lots of cars going pretty fast... therefore I wouldn’t recommend any young impulsive children on this easy trail. Don’t want to discredit the location and beauty of being around the holly wood lake. This is just not what I was expecting. We went to franklin after which was amazing and perfect for my lil ones.

2 months ago

Very beautiful hiking for beginners, more walk than hike. Amazing view. You can see clearly Hollywood sign

walking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Easy and calm hike

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with great scenery. Mostly paved. I wanna come back with a bike!

4 months ago

Good mellow hike that is flat and paved. Great for running

walking
4 months ago

Fun, scenic, great to do with visitors who aren’t very interested in a hike but still want to move around.

hiking
5 months ago

Great walk around the Reservoir. Got there at 7. Plenty of parking. Drive up 5 minutes for some great views of the Hollywood sigh from Lake Hollywood Park.

walking
5 months ago

A good loop for anyone looking for a paved, flat path. The views are interesting even though most are through a 10 foot chain link fence. Views from the bridge at 1.3 mile mark show the city on one side and the Lake with the HOLLYWOOD sign on the other. Partly shaded, but can be warm with midday sun. Lots of street parking. No dogs. Port-a-potties available.

walking
5 months ago

One of my favorites. Not crowded during the week. There is always parking.

walking
6 months ago

Great views from the Reservoir!

hiking
6 months ago

It was a nice walk around the lake, great for a different side of Hollywood! However, the 10 foot fence between the path and the lake is a bit of a drawback. I'd recommend this most for a bike ride with kids--shirt, flat, and paved.

walking
6 months ago

Super easy walk. Mostly paved. Great place for kids to ride a bike or skateboard since it is flat and wide. Nice place to bring visitors who want to see the Hollywood signs without having to do one of the harder trails.

trail running
7 months ago

I love running here, as it's one of the longer and more scenic loops in the LA area. Most of it is on paved road but there is a .6 mile segment on dirt. Not a lot of traffic at all in the early morning, just some other fellow runners, elderly groups walking, and a few parents with baby carriages. There are some chill deer and I saw a coyote recently, but it ran away quickly once it saw me. Overall, definitely safe for a solo person, which is important to me. There are 2 sets of portable toilets, plus a water fountain.
Note that reception is extremely poor in this area. I usually drop out of service halfway through the loop.

trail running
8 months ago

Offered great views of the Hollywood sign without having to fight crowds or share a trail with hikers and bikers. Easy to follow paved path was nice as an out of towner ... no worries about taking a wrong turn. Did the loop twice and even though it was 90+ there was enough shade to make it tolerable.

8 months ago

I took my electric bike for a nice workout and found the trail to be very easy. Not too crowded in this Sunday morning from 8 to 9. Be careful of the parking spots because i saw two tickets were given within 5 minutes for the poor souls who didn't read the signs carefully. You can see the Hollywood sign from the dam. The air was fresh because it is early. I spotted 3 to 4 deers. Watch out for the one with the sharp antler. He was hanging out on the road very close to some hikers. There were no fence between him and the hiking crowd. He seem to be more scared of us though.

8 months ago

This is less of a trail, and more of an asphalt road shut down to cars. Most of the path is enclosed by chain link fence, and lots of locked gates.

Mullholland dam is the most scenic part of the circuit, though you get a sense that more of the trails were once open to the public, but are now closed off. :/

Great for cyclists, with its level and even loop.

trail running
9 months ago

Love this trail. Ran track-wise from north end, felt downhill the whole way AND no dogs allowed, this is what running in heaven must be like!

hiking
10 months ago

Easy. Can't access the water. Mostly recommended for running.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ugly gates make me feel like I'm in an upscale prison

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great trail for the family! Scenic everywhere and friendly ppl

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great for families, running or walking.
You won't see too much wildlife here, but there are signs of rattle snake warnings.

Friday, May 12, 2017

These are super generous ratings. Hot concrete path the whole way enclosed by fence and bar wire. You can view the water through the fence except one bridge where it opens up. Trail also runs along the road

walking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Really pretty for the middle of the city.

walking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It was fine, kinda boring, walking over the bridge was beautiful, and we saw a cute little gardener snake, but the rest was pretty boring.

walking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hollywood Lake is a nice loop for a Beginner trail. It's also a good loop to do during the rain, as it is a paved road. Too bad you can't explore on the other side of fence, lol.

We took the road up Holly Drive to the top of the Park where the Bridge starts. There is also parking right there for your convenience. Of you pay attention there are Deer inside the fenced area, I was able to catch video of it. It was so awesome.

Great pictures to take up there as well. Enjoy your walk, hike, run.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Best place to run, jog, walk., nice views and shady ., highly recommended

walking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

A pleasant but crowded urban walk. A good option if you want to get your miles in but don't have time to hit the Santa Monica or San Gabriel mountains.

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