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You guys are full of it this gives you a side view of the sign that’s it

Several approaches to the top and we took a pretty treacherous stair case trail. Up top is pretty cool with benches and tables and the history and Amir’s story is nice. I’d definitely try another way up the next time.

Loved the hike! The views were amazing and I got great shots of the sign. It is dry and open trail but if done in the early morning it's not bad at all. Definitely bring apply sunscreen and wear hats and sunglasses. We didn't go all the way up behind the hike, but it isn't much further up the trail (maybe like another mile) if you decide to go further up.

Great for the family. Nice picnic areas, and the actual trail is fairly easy with nice views. On the way to the trail, you can see the horses.

Make sure you grab the pamphlet on the way in.

Slow and steady wins the race.

A good workout. Some nice views, but a large portion of the hike is in the canyons and among the brush with no vistas. The last few miles are punishing in the summer heat—seemingly airless ravines followed by an uphill march up a roasting hot fire road. Bring a lot of water and a wide brimmed hat.

Short but quaint hike. Near a lot of homes.

Such a nice trail to do at sunset

I love Veterans Park

trail running
10 days ago

this was a relatively easy hike but it was a road for the entirety of it it was a little bit smoggy from the fires otherwise the views would have been great

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get there early. ..expect delay with heavy foot and vehicle traffic... hike overall is cool...also stay on the trail...lol

Easy hike with good incline. Love this hike up to the observatory for sunset

Great workout!

It was good. Not dirty, kiiiiinda pretty. Great for beginners! I'm glad it's close to my house! :)

Good for experienced hikers. you will actually do some rock climbing and going down hill even get on your butt. Good hike over all, if you like hiking next to cliffs and rock climbing you will enjoy this.

Great hike, I go every morning during the week since I leave nearby. It’s a great workout and there are many friendly faces around!

it was a great way to break in someone who hasnt hiked before! amazing L.A views

Straightforward loop, with the Old Zoo as an interesting note about halfway through. Difficulty comes in length and long ups and long descents.

Go early and bring a hat because there are some unshaded parts.

Also do the part up the hills to the Old Zoo first, because the half near the highway is long and flat, and the hike up is both more tiring and more fun.

Great long hike though, I recommend it!

Not too exciting, other than being close to the Hollywood sign.

hiking
22 days ago

I LOVE this hike! Not only is it very easy, but it is absolutely gorgeous. I came during sunset, and I felt like I was walking through Sherwood Forest. I am very excited to come back!

Great hike - and easy for kids.

Super easy hike. I usually jog there from my apt since I live nearby. The caves are really to look at. Plus, it is the original BATCAVE

Came early in the middle of the week and was able to find parking pretty easily on Ferndell. Beginning of the hike was nicely shaded, but the majority of the trail up to Griffith Observatory was not. Pretty much a steady incline up to the top, but great views from the observatory and bathrooms at the top! Was a breeze to go back down the hill. Able to see the Hollywood sign and on nice days able to see downtown LA.

walking
26 days ago

Ran the Santa Susana Pass Rd. from Chatsworth to Kuehner Dr. in Simi Valley - about 4 miles. Fun run, going up and then down 700 feet. In a few tight curves watch out for vehicles. Chances of coming across wildlife on the Rd., during the day, appears to be very slim.

This was a fairly easy trail. Gradual incline. It’s really open so hats, sun screens, and at least a liter of water or more if you start late as it will get hotter in the afternoon. We spent about three hours total because we stopped at the Hollywood viewpoint ( front view of the sign) and Mt Lee ( back of the sign) to take in the breathtaking views and for lots of pictures.
There is no trail that will bring you right to the sign as it’s gated and in a protected area, however if you get onto Mt. Lee trail it’ll get you to Mt. Lee just behind the Hollywood sign and it’s as close to it as you could get to the sign. Hope this help, have fun!!!

Nice, chill walk on flat terrain

Beautiful views, and I saw at least 5 different bird species, but I don't appreciate how brief and crowded the hike is. Getting to the observatory at the top is a treat, though.

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