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EVENT: Hike to the Hollywood Sign with We Like L.A.

July 7, 2014 by Brian Champlin

So we talked a bit about it on our Facebook page, but now we’re officially locking down Sunday, July 20th as our date to do a community hike.

For our first adventure we’ll be taking the Bronson Canyon trail all the way up to the iconic Hollywood Sign. It will be a morning hike starting at 8:00am. 

Here’s what you need to know if you’d like to come along.

Hollywood Sign View

 

[Photo Credit: exergy_]

Getting There

From the south side of Griffith Park, head north on Canyon Drive from Franklin Avenue. Once you enter Griffith Park, you’ll notice a gate where the trailhead begins. Go ahead and

Park in the small lot at the trailhead, along the street, or in the spillover lot just south of the trailhead if there’s no room in the lot.

See an embedded map below for exact coordinates on where the trail starts.

Hike Details

DISTANCE ~6 miles

ELEVATION GAIN 1098 ft

TIME: ~3 hours (there and back)

DIFFICULTY: Easy / Moderate

Bronson Canyon Trail Griffith Park

[Photo Credit: rhaydenla]

Some important additional considerations:

Bring plenty of water. Bring a hat.  Wear sunscreen. The trail is wide enough so as to accommodate a sizable group (as we may have) BUT the downside is that it provides little shade. This is one of the reasons we decided to move the hike time up to 8:00am.

It kind of goes without saying, but also make sure to wear hike appropriate clothing and footwear.

The hike has a steady, but not super difficult incline. However the heat will definitely give us a good sweat. We anticipate with a decent pace we can make up and back from the top in around 3 hours.

We’d ask that if you plan on attending you try to arrive by about 7:45am to find parking and meet up with the group.

We’ll be heading up the trail promptly at 8:00am

See map below!

 

Oh, and if you’re looking for a street address for the trailhead, type in:

3200 Canyon Dr., Los angeles, CA

Further Information

If you plan on joining us, please RVSP on the event page we created on Facebook.

If you have follow up questions, feel free to comment below or hit us up on Twitter @WeLikeLA.

Thanks. See you guys on the trail!

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