Hollywood Sign Hike | Los Angeles
How can you not me magnetized by the big white letter sign? Almost everyone who lives outside of California always has dreamed about snapping a selfie with the Hollywood sign. Many miss the entire point of the sign, the meaning and psychology.
Nevertheless, let’s not get into the analysis of this particular destination point in Los Angeles, and instead, let’s check out the Hollywood sign from a different point of view. Let’s hike to the sign and take a look at the city from behind the letters.
For those who just came to LA the Hollywood sign is sort of a local Mecca that just has to be seen up close. This Architectural fiasco is located on the Mt. Lee. Surrounded by wide spread polemics this sign became one of LA symbols, and can been seen practically from anywhere in the city.
We’d like to note that the views which open up from the top of the mountain surpasses the beauty of the 14 meters high sign letters.
Fun fact about Hollywood sign
Btw, besides all the fun facts that you are going to read on Wiki about how the place got its name and how the letters were stolen, etc What we found a bit amusing is the fact that the Sign is located on Mt Lee and not on Mt Hollywood… we’ll keep this as an inside joke… don’t tell nobody
How to get to the Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park by foot?
Whichever way route you are planning on taking make sure to print out a convenient PDF MAP of Griffith park with clearly demarcated paths.
How to get to the Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park by car?
Ultimately best place to view the Hollywood sign up-close is from the Canyon Lake Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068. This location is also known with locals as the Lake Hollywood Park or the Dog Park
You will have a chance to stop and park for a few minutes to snap some memorable shots. We’re not afraid to admit that we’ve done this before as well.
What’s cool about this location is that you can actually stop for a minute to take a photo. Everywhere else along the Canyon Lake dr. & Mulholland Ave insane neighbors will pop out from their fox holes to scream and yell at you (we’ve tested the theory).
A far more enjoyable experience is of course the hike to the sign.
Trail head Address: 3000 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Parking: Lots and free along Canyon Dr. + Griffith Park
Length: 3.0 mi (1 hour 30 min)
Elevation: 1,578 feet (481 m)