Come explore some of the highlights of this 5,000 acre park just above Hollywood! We’ll hike about 2.5-3 miles (depending on the exact route) from Western Canyon up to the Griffith Observatory & on to a unique view of the Hollywood sign. I’ll show you an historic nature garden, we’ll get views of Hollywood and downtown LA from the iconic Griffith Observatory (which is also a museum), we'll see some of the highlights of the observatory, & then we'll go to see unique views of the Hollywood Sign. The lighting changes throughout the day (evening hikes will see sunset, while hikes earlier in the day are brighter), but the views are always beautiful! I’ll share history and geography of the Park and LA as we go along. And, of course, there will be ample stops for unforgettable photos from the best vantage points, and I will be happy to take memorable photos of you and your friends/family. This is a moderate hike that is ideal for families & those with the desire for a short, easy way to see the highlights. Please CONTACT ME if you want to arrange a time or date that's not listed.
Hiking & traveling are my passions. I love sharing beautiful places & adventures with others. I’ve hiked & backpacked around the world (45 countries on 5 continents), so I’ve got interesting stories to tell. As a history aficionado, with family has roots in Los Angeles that go back over 100 years, I’ll share fascinating history of Hollywood, Griffith Park, & LA along the way. I'm an avid photographer too, & I’ll help you get fantastic photos from the best views. I’ve been leading hikes for years. Griffith Park is a very special place, & I look forward to taking you on a great experience!
Healthy Snacks - trail mix or fresh fruit
Drinking Water - Bring a reusable bottle, but I'll have bottles of water too. (You need enough water for a 3-hour hike.)
One Ticket for the tour
Free WiFi Hotspot - if needed for ordering an Uber/Lyft after the tour
Skilled Photographer (me!) - to get fantastic photos of you from the best spots with your phone or camera
We'll be visiting an historic nature garden & trail that even most locals don't know about. We'll hike up to Griffith Observatory to see highlights & the views. We'll continue hiking to a unique vista of the Hollywood Sign before returning to our start point. Along the way, we'll stop for photos at unique viewpoints that I know from years of experience, & I'll share my insider knowledge of the fascinating history & geography of the park & LA.
This hike is moderate. Be in condition to walk 2-3 miles going up & down hill. Arrive at meeting point 15 minutes early. A small backpack/rucksack is useful for the hike. Remember sun protection.