Hogback Trail to Mount Hollywood
Hiking the Hogback Trail to Mount Hollywood is a wonderful out-and-back adventure in Los Angeles that climbs up to the summit of the mountain for beautiful views. Along the trail, you will traverse the hilly landscape of Griffith Park, passing by the Vista Viewpoint and Glendale Peak on the way to the scenic lookout atop Mount Hollywood. This is a great no-fuss hike that features a good balance between difficulty and lovely views.
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Route Description for Hogback Trail to Mount Hollywood
If you are after a straightforward adventure in Los Angeles that features some beautiful views of the Southern California landscape as well as the city, then the Hogback Trail to Mount Hollywood is the ideal route for you.
Setting out from the parking lot, you will head southwest across the road to reach the Fern Canyon Trailhead. Here, you will follow the Fern Canyon Trail as it initially leads southwest, before turning east to reach the 5 Points viewpoint. From here, the path will turn back to the southwest to meet up with Vista del Valle Drive.
Turning right along the road, you will follow it west past Vista Viewpoint, shortly after which you will pick up the Hogback Trail on your left. Continuing on to the northwest, you will traverse the slopes of Glendale Peak, eventually arriving at the summit of Mount Hollywood. Take some time here to appreciate the sweeping views, before turning back along the same trail to return to the trailhead.
If you are looking for a longer route in the area, consider exploring the more rugged Hogback Loop Trail.
Getting to the Hogback Trail to Mount Hollywood Trailhead
The starting point for the Hogback Trail to Mount Hollywood can be found at the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round parking lot.
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