Hollyridge Trail

Los Angeles, CA
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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.

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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Pretty good hike for the views. Not too hard but bring lots of water and sunscreen! Great photo spot!

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50 Completed 1 Reviews

Hollyridge Trail is a 3.50 mile out and back, but we are adding approximately. I love to add about 2 miles up and back by taking the Cahuanga Peak trail (1820 ft.), which starts by the rock with the Cahuanga plaque, and take it to Wisdom Tree. It is fairly easy going on the ridge to wisdom tree. Get there and write on the book. This is a great place to get some good conditioning for bigger hikes.

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11 Completed 3 Reviews

Fairly easy hike. Too bad you can't get close to the sign itself since it is surrounded by a fence. The view of LA is worth the hike though.

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A bit easy , but fun .. Go with friends and make it to the top of the Hollywood sign and you'll enjoy the view of the Hollywood reservoir , DTLA at a distance (and if smog permits ha!) and the Observatory .

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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.

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62 Completed 62 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.

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Heather Shannon

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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Crowded and nearly all uphill, but worth it for a view of the sign many don't get to see!

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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.

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16 Completed 13 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!

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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 :)

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