Hollywood Sign Mount Lee Cahuenga Peak Burbank Peak Lake Hollywood Reservoir Loop Hike Los Angeles California
You might not realize that Hollywood has a lake until you look down on it from the top of Mount Lee by the Hollywood Sign. Numerous hikes lead to the Hollywood Sign and a level hiking trail wraps around Lake Hollywood Reservoir. To visit the Hollywood Sign, three peaks on the west side of Griffith Park, and Lake Hollywood, set out on the Hollywood Sign – Hollywood Reservoir Loop. Begin... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Lakes · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 7.4 miles · Elevation change: 1070 feet
By: Published: Last updated: August 27, 2019
Burbank Peak Hike Wisdom Tree Hike Griffith Park Hollywood Burbank Peak Trail Wonderview Drive Los Angeles
Burbank Peak is a summit-like perch at the end of a ridge extending west from Cahuenga Peak, the highest point in Griffith Park. Hikers have many reasons to reach the top of Burbank Peak. One popular motivation is delivering a message to the Wisdom Tree, a long pine on Burbank Peak that rises above the surrounding brush. The viewpoint also hosts an America Flag in honor of September... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 1.6 miles · Elevation change: 740 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
 Hollywood Sign via Innsdale Drive Trail Mulholland Highway Trail Mount Lee Drive Hike Griffith Park Los Angeles California
With the public access closure of the trailhead at the top of Beachwood Drive for the Hollyridge Trail, hikers have lost a key route to the Hollywood Sign on Mount Lee. Those wanting to hike to the sign are now being encouraged to start up Brush Canyon Trail from a trailhead on Canyon Drive for a 6.4-mile hike to Mount Lee's famous sign. While this is a great option for those with the time... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 4.6 miles · Elevation change: 750 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 28, 2021
Cedar Grove and Vista View Point Hike Vista Del Valle Drive Griffith Park Helipad Los Angeles California
Away from many of the tourists drawn to Griffith Park's great landmarks (like Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign), you'll find locals enjoying views of their city from Vista View Point, also know as the helipad site. This overlook along Vista Del Valle Drive presents a broad perspective over downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Griffith Park sites like the Greek Theater and the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 2.3 miles · Elevation change: 400 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 11, 2018
Griffith Observatory East Observatory Trail Griffith Park Vermont Canyon hike to Griffith Observatory Los Angeles California
Griffith Observatory sits on a ridge between Vermont Canyon Road and Western Canyon Road on the slopes of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. Griffith Observatory is a true Los Angeles landmark that can be appreciated by arriving by trail instead of driving up the park roads. Take West Observatory Trail if you wish to hike to Griffith Observatory from Western Canyon or follow these directions... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Observatories · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 1.5 miles · Elevation change: 380 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 10, 2019
Glendale Peak Hike Griffith Park Riverside Trail East Ridge Trail Henry's Trail to Glendale Peak Trail Los Angeles California
Mount Hollywood and Mount Lee might get the bulk of the summit-bagging hikers in Griffith Park, but Glendale Peak is a fine target of its own, hosting grand views of downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley, and the San Gabriel Mountains. The 1,190-foot peak pokes out above the southeast side of Griffith Park at the end of a ridge that runs down from Mount Hollywood. Set out for Glendale... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Summits · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 3.3 miles · Elevation change: 405 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Griffith Park Glendale Peak Mount Hollywood Loop Hike Griffith Park Los Angeles California
It is often said that two is better than one. Take a hike on Glendale Peak – Mount Hollywood Loop and you'll agree – two summits are better than one! Think of this Griffith Park hike like a meal with an appetizer and a main course. Glendale Peak is the appetizer, rising to 1,190 feet with tastier-than-expected views over southeast end of the park toward downtown Los Angeles and the San... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Summits · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 4.15 miles · Elevation change: 765 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 9, 2019
Griffith Observatory West Observatory Trail Griffith Park Western Canyon hike to Griffith Observatory Los Angeles California
Perched on the slopes of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, Griffith Observatory is a true Los Angeles landmark. Roads lead up to the impressive structure and so do trails. East Observatory Trail offers an approach from the Vermont Canyon side. For a 2.1-mile round trip hike to Griffith Observatory from Western Canyon, venture up West Observatory Trail from Fern Dell Drive. West Observatory... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Observatories · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 2.1 miles · Elevation change: 540 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 9, 2019
Ferndell Trail Griffith Park hike Ferndell Nature Museum Western Canyon Los Angeles California
The short trail through Ferndell in Griffith Park is an out-of-the-ordinary walking path for Los Angeles, bordering a stream that nourishes tropical plants under the shade of sycamores. Even when other parts of Griffith Park dry out and turn brown, Ferndell stays lush and green, thanks to the recycled water it receives from Griffith Observatory. The relaxing quarter-mile long trail glides... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 0.5 miles · Elevation change: 65 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Trails to the Hollywood Sign Griffith Park Los Angeles California hiking
Griffith Park is full of Los Angeles landmarks like the Hollywood Sign, the Griffith Observatory, and the Greek Theater. The park includes other less-known prizes like an abandoned zoo and tropical gardens along Ferndell Trail. For those who want to hike up to the Hollywood Sign, there are four obvious routes to choose from: Hiking to the Hollywood Sign from... Burbank Peak Trail - 3... Read more.
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