Hike to the Hollywood Sign

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Kyle
Quality Verified Registered on August 25, 2023

Having been a tour guide for ten years in three different cities (New Orleans, New York City, and Los Angeles), I've had a lot of time learning the best ways to see different places by foot and discover the secrets you may not find otherwise. The best trips I've ever taken were in India, Cuba, Japan, and throughout South America. I love to meet people from abroad and spend time learning about them.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Come along on the most iconic hike in all of Los Angeles! Since 1923 the Hollywood Sign has been a symbol of the city. But even though it's one of the most recognizable spots in the world, getting to the sign means navigating a complex web of hiking trails. 

Follow our Guide on a two-hour hike from historic Griffith Observatory to the bottom of the sign. There will be lots of opportunities for photos along the way as you will see some of the most stunning vistas in all of Southern California. You'll get amazing views of Downtown LA, mansions of the Hollywood Hills, and, of course, the majestic Hollywood Sign.

Along the way, we'll make stops to hear stories of:

  • how the Sign came to be and some of its controversies,
  • Griffith Observatory and its eccentric founder,
  • stories of early LA history and the importance of Griffith Park to the city.

Make no mistake. This tour is not your average walk in the park! We will be on hiking trails the entire way. This tour is NOT like an easy walk through Central Park. Even though it's close to the city, it's more like a moderate hike in the wilderness. Tour goers should expect inclines and dirt paths with uneven ground. You should bring water, sunscreen, and good walking shoes. 

Unfortunately, due to the terrain, it's not recommended for those with mobility issues.

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  • Meeting point:
    2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, C...
    2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
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    I'll be at the meeting location with a backpack and hat.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Kenneth 21 Apr 2024
Rancho Mirage

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We hit the jackpot with Kyle being our guide to the Hollywood sign. This was just not an ordinary hike, as Kyle is filled with an abundance of history and trivia, which made the hike more interesting and fun. We highly recommend taking this tour. Best, Ken & Steve
Danna 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
We had such a wonderful time during our hike to the Hollywood sign. Kyle was very informative and we learned so much in such a short amount of time! He definitely made the history lesson very exciting. I would definitely recommend Guru walk for anyone travelling and looking for an authentic tour.
Jordan 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Kyle is great! This was my third tour with him in LA and I will recommend it to everyone I talk to! Thanks, Kyle!
Barbara 02 Mar 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
We had a great hike with Kyle to the Hollywood sign. He was very friendly and engaging and shared a lot of information with us about the history of LA and of the sign itself. Our teens enjoyed the walk too! Highly recommend. Thanks a lot Kyle!
Devang 20 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Amazing tour which I certainly recommend to anyone wishing to go to see the Hollywood sign. You get to hear about fascinating stories about LA and the Hollywood sign, ask any questions and adds a lot of depth to the experience
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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