Overview Griffith Park: Hollyridge Trail is a 3.50 mile out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking & walking. Reviews Photos Tracks Annique Yoshida (641) 14 days ago N/A: 5 Completed 5 Reviews This was a good trail to experience with a group of friends. There is a lot of people on this trail, parking is difficult and the horse ranch charges $10 to use their facilities. However, on a clear day the views are great! There is an incline on the left that is easy to miss even when it's crowed. You want to follow that trail until you get to the pavement then make a right to get to the sign. Taking a left will lead to a flat area were you can get amazing pictures of the sign, but it ends there. I grew up in Socal and this was my first time hiking through Griffith Park. I definitely have one more life accomplishment checked off, but this won't be one of my routine hiking trails. Katarina O'Dette (6259) 17 days ago N/A: 61 Completed 61 Reviews It's a decent hike up--constantly uphill, and in some places, a little steep, so it's definitely a workout. We went at noon, and the hike has very little shade until you get closer to the top, so make sure to bring water and sunscreen. The trail, as other people have mentioned, is pretty crowded, but the views are absolutely worth it. At various points, you'll see downtown, Hollywood, Burbank, the Lake Hollywood Reservoir, the San Gabriels, and, of course, the sign. When you get to the paved street, you turn right for the Hollyridge Trail going up behind the sign. But I recommend going left on your way back down. For a quick, flat addition to the hike, you can get a nice, close view of the front with the sign you were just behind. Heather Hayes (51) 17 days ago N/A: 2 Completed 2 Reviews Crowded and nearly all uphill, but worth it for a view of the sign many don't get to see! Carol E (63) 22 days ago N/A: 2 Completed 2 Reviews We did it, at least. It was fun. Crowded. People fought in the parking lot over spot stealing while someone else was waiting. Denied bathroom at horse stable. Quite an uphill climb. Gordon Schaffner (1086) about 1 month ago N/A: 14 Completed 10 Reviews Agree with previous review....this is like going to Runyon Canyon. By the time you park and walk from your car you have added a half mile and 200 additional feet of elevation. I have lived in LA my whole life so I really had to do this one sooner or later. This trail is like most in Griffith Park, wide well groomed fire roads with sections of pavement. The views are cool, and if people in LA wanted to keep anything nice this would be a great hike. Unfortunately though it is more like a bus depot....filled with trash, graffiti, and people. It will never cease to amaze me the places people will go just to write their name on something. All that said....hey it's the Hollywood sign! Laycee Schmidtke (104) 3 months ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 Reviews This trail is great! A good little work out and it doesn't take too long to get to the top! Totally worth the trip :) ross major (257) 4 months ago N/A: 10 Completed 3 Reviews Fun little quick trail. Bring water. Gave it four stars for the nostalgia factor. Silvio Zappasodi (466) 5 months ago N/A: 16 Completed 9 Reviews Make sure you take the trail that goes straight up from the bottom. I didn't know about this, and scaled the entire side of the mountain LOL. The sign is sweet though. Lori Carrillo (77) 5 months ago N/A: 2 Completed 3 Reviews I took the one Less traveled by 6 months ago N/A: 12 Completed 11 Reviews Got to the trail around 3PM on a sunday, which wasn't too bad. The trail has minimal shade, so for those who burn up quickly make sure to bring some water & sunscreen. Turned out much is a running trail now. Despite it's 2.6 miles and estimated 2 hours, you can do the trail in about 1.5 hours. Have fun.