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Hollywood Sign
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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour
Ranked #33 of 590 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: Perched atop Mount Lee, this global symbol of Hollywood glamour measures 450 feet in length with mammoth white letters, each standing 45 feet high, spelling out the name of the city. There is no access to The Hollywood Sign as it sits on restricted property however; there are several scenic view points which provide great photo opportunities . 1) Hollywood and Highland. Farther away but easy , especially if you are already in Hollywood. 2) The Griffith Observatory. Take the Metro Red Line at Hollywood and Highland to the Griffith Observatory stop. From here board the DASH Observatory shuttle operating 7 days a week ( beginning 3/21/17) to the front lawn of The Griffith Observatory for views of The Hollywood Sign. 3) The Sign is best viewed from the interior of Griffith Park. Trail signs will guide you to these sites. Please stay on the designated trails and enjoy the great views of The Hollywood Sign !
Reviewed February 12, 2013

You don't have to be a visitor to LA to enjoy this hike. It's beautiful. There's actually a network of trails all through the hills. I know this because we took a wrong turn on the way back to the parking lot on North Beechwood and we ended up on the other side of the hill! Our one hour hike ended up taking 2 hours! Not to worry, though - it was a fun mistake. We got to see more of the hills and more views.

You get pretty close to the sign. Makes for some fun photos!

Make sure to arrive early. The parking lot will be full, but you'll be able to find something along the street close to the trailhead. The later you arrive, the further down the street you'll be parking...

1  Thank Pokee
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Getting photos of the sign itself is easy but if you want a photo of yourself and the sign is a little hard! It is a must see when you are in Hollywood though!

Thank Brooke V
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

My family and i really enjoyed the walk up to the Hollywood sign.
The scenery is excellent and its a nice break from the fast paced city.
Theres plenty of parking spaces at the bottom of the trail and a number of areas to get a picture of the sign from as far or as near as you want to get to it.
Theres a ranch called sunset ranch about 5 minutes up the trail where you can rent horses to ride around the dusty trails of the massive park (Griffith Park). The views are spectacular and get even more impressive the higher you go. Once you reach the top not only is there a sense of achievement of Mount Lee but you can see from down town LA on the right, to Santa Monica over on the left and the LA resevoir near left. You can also see the neighboring Griffith Observetory. We noticed a couple of eagles soaring around the canyons and the amount of smog lingering over the city. Behind the sign you can see Burbank and Forest Lawn Memorial park (where Michael Jackson is buried). The walk can take aslong as you want it to. I think it took us about 2/ 2 and a half hours overall but you could do it in less time. This was one of the highlights of my visit to LA and i would advise anyone to go and get as close as you can to this iconic attraction.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Okay so a bit cheesy...yes.. but had a blast!. I was born in Southern California and had never been to the Hollywood sign. We ended up riding the horses all the way to the Mexican restaurant...which seemed like a good idea at the time but TOO long of a ride..for sure. The guide was really good, the horses were ...well trail horses and behaved how they were supposed to. It rained (in the dark on the way back) but who cares. Views were great, it was different, fun and I would do it again (but only an hour or so next time) What a kick, it was a real treat!

Thank Lucy M
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Good to see if you have your own car it's quick and easy, but really not worth spending much time on!

Thank JohnnieHolden
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