Seeing the Hollywood sign from afar is one thing; it's quite another to see the letters up close. To do so, you'll need a car (or catch a cab), a pair of good walking shoes and a few leisurely hours. Start the hike at the Hollyridge trailhead, located at the top of Beachwood Drive behind the “Sunset Ranch” sign. After 800 metres, make a sharp left at the fork to join Mulholland Trail. At the second fork, go right up the paved Mount Lee Drive to reach the backs of the 14-metre-high letters, obstructed only by a chain-link fence. Walk up a short dirt path to the mountain’s peak, for 360-degree views of San Fernando Valley, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Lake Hollywood Reservoi, and the distant Pacific Ocean. Parking is available by the trailhead. Don't forget your camera.
Griffith Park is the largest urban park in America. It offers mountain-bike and hiking trails, tennis courts, picnic areas and golf courses.
3400 N Beachwood Drive, Hollywood