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    Hollywood Sign and the Wisdom Tree Hike

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    4-5.5h
    Distance
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    12.2 km
    Elevation
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    602 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Hollywood Sign and Wisdom Tree Hike is an exceptional adventure in Los Angeles that will take you to several well known spots with incredible views of the city. While out on the trail, you will climb uphill along a gravel road, before visiting the iconic Hollywood Sign and the Wisdom Tree, a lone pine that survived a wildfire in 2009. Be sure to bring plenty of water for this hike, as the trail features little protection from the sun and can be sweltering during the hotter months.

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    Route Description for Hollywood Sign and the Wisdom Tree Hike

    There are several hiking routes that will take you up to the iconic Hollywood Sign, but if you find yourself looking for a bit of a longer route that features some stretches of rocky terrain, then look no further than the Hollywood Sign and Wisdom Tree Hike.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will initially follow the trail northwest, before it merges with the Toyon Trail and turns south. Eventually, you will pass by the Toyon Canyon Landfill and meet up with the North Trail, following it west.

    After skirting around the summit of Mount Chapel, you will soon arrive at the summit of Mount Lee, where you can look out from atop the world-famous Hollywood Sign. From here, the trail continues west across Cahuenga Peak to Burbank Peak, where you can visit the Wisdom Tree. After taking in the scenic views, simply backtrack along the trail to return to your starting point.

    Getting to the Hollywood Sign and the Wisdom Tree Hike Trailhead

    The starting point for this hike can be found in Griffith Park at the junction between Griffith Park Drive and Mineral Wells Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-Round

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Extreme

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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