When landmark signs are cited, HOLLYWOOD is up there with Abbey Road and Route 66. Erected in 1923 to last just 18 months, 45-foot-tall plywood letters illuinated by 4,000 light bulbs touted Hollywoodland, a real estate development. In 1949, the word “land” was removed, and a spruced up chain of metal letters, redolent of movie myth (and protected by a security system), beckons today from the Hollywood Hills. Though off limits to those who want to touch (or deface) it, the sign lives large in the rolling chapparal of the Santa Monica Mountains, and you can almost-but-not-quite hike to it.
This hiking spot is AMAZING. First of all, I want to mention that it's near a park, and a zoo, how incredible is that?! You can spend a whole fun day there with your family. Second of all I do have to say be careful hiking with kids, or strollers if you do bring one around! Because it can get kinda steep and up hill but if you have hiking equipment then that's no problem. Lastly, I wanted to say this is one of the best nature parks in Los Angeles county.
first of all , if you're living in LA , then you probably know that the Hollywood sign is tremendously haunted. It's a good place for tourists to view. But it is also true that alot of people have committed suicide on top of the H and fell down. Be very careful. IT may sound nice to visit the sign which I agree with , but LA is a dark place on the other hand.
A must see for great views. There are various trails to take. Great view of Los Angeles, Silver Lake Reservoir and Burbank. Bring plenty of water and good waking shoes.
This place was amazing. We wanted to hike to the Griffith Observatory, did that and then decided to hike up Mt. Holllywood. We hiked for 12 miles all together over 4-5 hours. The hike is worth it but it will take up most of a day. Bring plenty of water. There are easy trails and more difficult trails, so read up about them before you go. Also, make sure you get out before the sunsets because the trails can be dangerous in the dark.
One of the most memorable views, after a lifetime seeing it in many movies, magazines, TV series and games. You can see it from many different places in the Hollywood neighborhood, but the best ones are probably the mall near the Dolby Theater, the Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory.