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Lake Hollywood Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Universal City, 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.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 173 ft Route type Loop
Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Nature trips Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky No dogs
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NOTE: As of August 2020, parking lot is CLOSED. There is accessible street parking. A pretty, family-friendly walk around the Hollywood Reservoir. Please note that the gate closes at 7:30pm. Users suggest going counter-clockwise to view the Hollywood Sign and to watch out for towaway zones when parking. Accessibility: This trail is paved, smooth, typically at least five feet wide, and flat with a max grade of 5%. It will likely be navigable for most wheelchair and stroller users.

There is free roadside parking on Lake Hollywood Drive near the trailhead. Chemical toilets at two of the entrances.

From the 101 Freeway exit on Barham Boulevard and drive north for 1/3 of a mile. Turn right at the light onto Lake Hollywood Drive. Take this winding road for half a mile up to the intersection with Wonder View Drive and continue down Lake Hollywood Drive for a quarter mile to the trailhead gate.

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Nathan Kent
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Vignesh Patel
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Raquelin Granillo
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Kamil Konopka
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Road biking
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Cindy Du
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Hiking

Didn’t do the loop since we got there after the hours of operation. It closes at 6:30!

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Julienne Bautista
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Mountain biking

Smooth pavement easy trail

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Cynthia Esquivel
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Hiking

really shady and flat

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Cynthia Palacios
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Hiking

A nice easy paved trail on a bike. St parking available.

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April Smallwood
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Walking

It's a very pleasant walk. Not difficult at all until the end when you have to walk up the hill to your car. The perfect hike for the people trying to get their steps in for the day.

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Luis De la Torre
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Sam K
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Hiking

Some fun deer sightings. Some people forgot their masks. Otherwise fine.

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Ben Cooper
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Walking

Easy trail revealing some beauty of LA has some shady coverage as you make your way through. try to walk anticlockwise found you have a constant view of the Hollywood sign that way.

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Marina Carpio
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WalkingGreat!

It’s not really a hike. It’s just a loop around the water. Reminds me of the silver lake loop. It’s very roomy so if you come across other people you can definitely keep 6ft apart. As you go through the loop you will see some trailheads. Most were closed but one was open so I went in and hiked up a bit. Went on a Sunday around noon saw a few people but not too many

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Eric Bastings
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Cherie Mullins
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Road bikingGreat!

Easy, shady in some areas, goes around The reservoir. You have to park along the road. I think there’s normally a parking lot but it was closed. Parking was not too hard to find. Some of the trail leads out to the road where you have to travel a short distance, I guess due to closure. The trail was not busy that day, a hot Tuesday evening. I didn’t regret it.

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Emma Alexander
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Hiking

Beautiful views!

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Cathy Mtz
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Chrystian Brooks
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Nice and easy walk with even elevation. Great view of the Hollywood sign and the reservoir. It’s very quiet and has a lot of foliage. Beautiful but it’s hot in this area so come early!

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Hector Valle
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Hiking

Very nice scenery. Lots of running/biking space.

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Crazy Drea
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Walking

Paved easy trail with bespoken lake view with the Hollywood sign in the background!

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Taylor Marciano
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Hiking

The gate was closed at the ladwp station. Can only get 1/4 around the lake.

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Aga Domagalska
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Walking

Its super easy walk around lake. The contact with nature and views limited by the fence.

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James Palmer
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Running

Just a quick 3.5 mile loop around Lake Hollywood

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Katherine McGehee
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Hiking

Parking is on an incline fyi.

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Allie Kat
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Hiking

Busy paved trail around the lake Hollywood reservoir. I’d 95% mask usage today. Be careful about reading parking signs. I saw several cars getting towed today. The residents in this area don’t mess around.

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Julie Neel
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Hiking

This is NOT a hiking trail. It’s 100% paved. There are HIGH FENCES all over the path. When you arrived at the bridge, open view on the water and the Hollywood sign. This place is good for strollers and bicycles.

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S H
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HikingNo shade

This trail is very flat and easy for beginners.

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Ricardo Ascencio
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Hiking

Very good easy trail with no incline and paved roads. Nice views of the Hollywood sign and some wildlife. I saw a couple small coyotes from afar. I did a 9.5 mile to Hollywood sign top the day before so wanted something chill the next day. Perfect for beginners or to have a nice talk with someone. Cool for a date! I did 3.7 miles and about 550 calories at a fast walking pace. I never knew this place existed until yesterday when I saw it from the top of Hollywood sign.

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Robert Adams
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Hiking

This was a nice easy trail. Beautiful views of the lake. Mostly paved. Be aware the gates closed at 7:30. I was locked in! Has to find security to let me out.

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Mario Acosta
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A good walk - near the end of the loop there is an entrance to another trail that takes you closer to the Hollywood sign. I took it and added extra miles to my hike. Approved by me (meaning: if I can do it, so can you)

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