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“Iconic sign & stellar views”
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Hollywood Sign
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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour
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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 May 24, 2013

We saw the Hollywood sign from Canyon Lake Drive, which was an awesome spot. The road leads to an area with several vantage points to take photographs. Also, in one area you can stop and take pictures of the Hollywood Sign, downtown Los Angeles, and the reservoir. I must say that I've always seen this sign in movies so it was pretty darn cool to see it in person. Obviously if you're in the LA area this should be on your list of things to see!

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Everyone should have this on their bucket list. You see it in the movies, but nothing like seeing it in person.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Ive dreamed of seeing this sign since I was a lttle girl. I took pictures of it everywhere we went. A must see if you are going to LA.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

We hiked the trails from the observatory. It was hot and no shade. It was well worth the hike. Make sure you have good hiking shoes hat and water. Don't let the rattle snake signs scare you off. As you climb up, the Hollywood sign appears to change to other names like 'illywoo' depending on your angle. It's really fun and the views are fantastic.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

After years of living in Southern California (and only seeing the sign from a distance), a group of friends and I decided to make the hike up to the top. It was an enjoyable Saturday morning, and I would suggest this activity to visitors who enjoy hiking and would like to see this iconic sign up close. From the top you can enjoy views of the city, the skyline and the Griffith Observatory (lovely even amidst the smog). The actual sign is fenced off to the public but there are various points on the trail for good photo opportunities. A few things to remember: the trail has very little shade so if you are planning to hike in the summer or late spring go early and don't forget to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Also, there are no bathrooms at the trailhead or anywhere on the trail so keep that in mind. Parking is limited at the trailhead and the road you drive up is very narrow which makes it difficult for cars to pass each other. Arrive early for the best chance to get a close parking spot and to avoid the heat if you plan to hike during the summer.

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