There’s a Big Group Hike to the Hollywood Sign This Weekend

November 13, 2015 by Brian Champlin

Have you been looking for an excuse to make your way up to the Hollywood Sign or just hiking in Griffith Park generally?

Make a date for this Sunday!


The folks over at Design East of La Brea (deLaB) have organized a public walk/tour of the trails that lead up to the Hollywood Sign featuring members of the local architecture, design, and planning community as they share their viewpoints on the challenges facing access to the sign.

Here’s how the hike will work:

The group will meet up at Griffith Observatory around 10:30am to start heading towards the Hollywood Sign. Guest speakers, including local residents, will meet the group along the way to discuss public access challenges and share ideas on potential solutions.

Upon returning to the starting point the group will host a discussion and charrette in the picnic area at the far north end of the parking lot. Snacks will be provided!

View from Mt. Lee

A view from the top of Mt. Lee. Credit: James Gubera via flickr

The walk itself will be pretty rigorous, starting just north of Griffith Observatory and lasting about 3.5 hours to hike to the sign and back. There are also several feeder walks scheduled to meet-up earlier in the AM which will each converge with the group (either at the starting point near the Observatory or at the sign itself).

Feeder walks will begin at various locations throughout Hollywood, Los Feliz, and Atwater Village, all close to public transit options and all adding a pretty significant amount of time/mileage to your total hike for the day.

For both the feeder walks and the main hike there is no cost to attend.

Also keep in mind for any feeder walk you can use transit from the Observatory to get back to the start.

Oh, and on that note, taking public transit is strongly encouraged!

For more information on the walk, including a map and a full schedule of the feeder walks, check out deLaB’s official website and the Facebook event page for the walk.