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Just Ok. Uphill portion has no shade, but then levels off to partial shade. Decent views of downtown LA and then, further on, Burbank.

Hiked from the Griffith Park Observatory to the Hollywood Sign. It was a gradual ascend/descend. Great for beginners. My only advise is BRING WATER LOTS OF WATER. The day got hot and this trail has NO shade. I was schocked at how many inexperienced hikers were out there with pets and no water or too little. I shared 1.5 liters of water with fellow hikers due to lack of planning on their end.

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4 days ago

Dog and kids friendly trail will breathtaking view of LA. We started by parking at 3200 Canyon Drive off the dirt road and walked towards the trial. You can hike to the front or back of Hollywood sign via canyon trail . Front of Hollywood sign is about 5.6 miles out and back and the back of the sign is about 6.3 miles. There are other shorter trails that leads to the sign, but if you're a hiker and would like to hike longer distance then this is the perfect way. Bring enough water to keep yourself hydrated. Start hiking latest at 8 am during summer or it gets deadly hot. Either front or back of the sign, it's amazing regardless.