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Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike- 10 am and Sunset

Quick Details

  • Tour Length: 2.5 hours
  • Tour Distance: 3.5  miles round-trip (5.6 km)
  • Time: Daily at 10 a.m. & Sunset tour; Check in 15 minutes before your hike
    • March 10, 2019 – November 2, 2019: Sunset tour at 4:30 p.m.
    • November 3, 2019 – March 7, 2020: Sunset tour at 3:00 p.m.​
  • Meeting PlaceGreek Theatre box office, Griffith Park
  • Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate. Great for families. (Children should be able to hike. We recommend this tour for ages 6 and up. We do not recommend that families take strollers on this tour.)
  • To book a private tour or a group tour, click here.
  • For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
Person
$35

Highlights

  • Hollywood Sign
  • Griffith Park Observatory Insiders Tour
  • Greek Theatre
  • Mount Hollywood
  • Views of Downtown LA
  • Famous Film Locations
  • Views of Forest Lawn Mausoleum
  • LA River
  • Century City
  • Silver Lake
  • Los Feliz
  • Chance to catch a glimpse of LA celebrities hiking with their dogs
  • Hollywood History
  • …and so much more!

What We’ll Do:

Our Hollywood hike tours are available for the public twice a day, 365 days a year, with your choice of a 10:00 a.m hike, or a late afternoon sunset hike. We also offer private, VIP, and group/teambuilding hike tours with customized times, available to book here.

On this tour, you’ll reach the top of one of the highest peaks in Griffith Park, giving you a stunning view of the Los Angeles skyline that you’ll never forget. Your expert tour guide will lead you on a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) Hollywood Sign hike to the top of one of the highest peaks in the park, all the while telling you captivating tales of Hollywood History, fascinating film trivia, and sharing loads of recommendations for the best places to go in LA. (Most of our LA hiking tour guides also double as actors and comedians, so keep your eyes peeled for your tour guide on the big screen one of these days!)

Once you’ve snagged some beautiful panoramic views from the summit, you’ll walk over to an overlook where you’ll get the picture-perfect shot of the Hollywood Sign, bound to fill your Instagram followers with envy. (Our guides rock at taking photos, too, so you’re in great hands.) Finally, you’ll head over to the Griffith Observatory and wrap up your tour with a grand finale of (literal) stars, unforgettable views, and memories to last a lifetime

The Grand Finale- the Griffith Observatory!

Our Griffith Park experience culminates in an insider tour of the famed Griffith Observatory, the most famous place to visit in LA, and one of Hollywood’s most frequent filming locations.
After your 2.5 hour hike, guests have the option to take an insider tour of the Observatory with your guide. Your guide will point out some of the Observatory highlights and share the rich history of the Observatory with you.
Guests then have the option of spending as much time as they’d like to spend at the Observatory! We highly recommend taking a few hours to take in all of the exhibits, see a show at the planetarium, and enjoy the spectacular views offered from the Observatory’s hillside perch. Following the tour, the afternoon is yours; spend as much time at the Observatory as you’d like.
Pickup at the Observatory
Uber/Rideshare
Once guests reach the Observatory, guests have the options to be picked up via Uber/Lyft/Taxi/ride share in front of the Observatory. Simply connect to the WiFi at the Observatory, and request a ride.
DASH Bus
Guests may also ride the DASH bus from the Observatory to the Greek Theatre and connect to subsequent Metro stations. The DASH bus picks guests up in front of the Observatory every 5-10 minutes, and costs 50 cents (cash only) to ride. It takes approximately 5 minutes to ride the DASH bus back to the Greek Theatre parking lot.
Walking back to the Greek Theatre
Guests wishing to finish strong and who are physically able may walk from the Observatory back down to the Greek Theatre parking lot. The walk to the Greek Theatre takes approximately 15 minutes, and there are a pedestrian sidewalk and street lamps.
Parking
We strongly recommend taking either a ride-share or public transit to both the Greek Theatre and the Observatory, as parking is limited in both venues.

Note:
*Our hike tour lasts 2.5 hours. Following the hike tour, guides will bring guests into the Griffith Observatory for an insider highlights tour. Guests may spend as long as they’d like at the Observatory following the hike tour and insider tour. We know you’ll love exploring the Griffith Observatory!

*Note: The Griffith Observatory is closed on Mondays.

What is Provided:

  • Expert tour guide
  • Unlimited Instagram photo opportunities
  • Exclusive access to the Griffith Observatory
  • Water

What to Expect:

  • We’ll be walking 3.5 miles (5.6 km) along what is widely considered to be an easy to moderate hiking trail.
  • Guests joining this tour should be in good health, with a beginner to intermediate fitness expectation.
  • Guests should be able to walk 3.5 miles to take this tour.
  • Guests should not have a fear of heights, and should not be afraid to break a sweat.
  • Young children are welcome to join this hike tour; we recommend this tour for guests ages 6 and up. Children participating in the hiking tour should be able to hike on their own. NO STROLLERS!
  • Guests will be provided with water upon check in to stay hydrated throughout the tour. We recommend guests to hydrate before, during, and after the Hollywood Sign Hike, especially important in the warm summer months!

What to Bring:

  • Closed-toe shoes (sneakers with decent traction)
  • Sunscreen/Sunglasses/Hat
  • Don’t forget your camera! Please tag us on Instagram @bikesandhikesla

Private Tour Option

All of our tours can be made private for an additional one time fee of $95 per group. When booking a private Hollywood Sign Hike tour,  please include your desired start time in the “notes” section. Our Hollywood Hills Hike is also an excellent option for corporate group tours in Los Angeles.

Keep in Mind

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Guests should have a moderate physical fitness level and be in good health.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off and on site storage area not included.
  • Gratuities for guide are not included in the booking cost.

Parking

Free parking at the Greek Theatre
No car? No problem! Click here for LA Metro’s Trip Planner

Cancellation Policy

Just book it! You can cancel or make changes no later than 24 hours in advance of your booking, for a full refund or to reschedule your tour! If you happen to miss the 24-hour mark, you’re guaranteed credit to use at a more convenient time. You’ll also have the opportunity to transfer your tour to someone you like (or to whom you owe a favor).

Our daily Hollywood Sign hike tour introduces you to the most famous Instagram photo in Los Angeles.

With stunning panoramic vistas, famously sunny weather, and year-round warm temperatures, Los Angeles is perfect for hiking tours. Our daily Hollywood Sign hikes deliver a unique and memorable sightseeing experience that highlight some of LA’s many outdoor and natural attractions, as well as hidden gems that most other tours in LA overlook.

This tour begins at the Greek Theater in Griffith Park, which is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Covering over 4,300 acres in central Los Angeles, Griffith Park is a natural oasis in the heart of the city, with elevated summits that provide stunning views of the iconic cityscape. Griffith Park is also one of the top tourist destinations and filming locations in the world.

As we hike up to vantage points that offer sweeping 360-degree views, we’ll visit a long list of Los Angeles attractions and destinations including a front-of-line, insider’s tour of the Griffith Observatory, prominently featured in the classic movie Rebel Without a Cause, and of course, the world-famous Hollywood Sign.

This Hollywood Hike Tour also travels through the Griffith Park’s beautiful bird sanctuary, peaking on Mount Hollywood for an Instagram-worthy photo opportunity. Our family-friendly Hollywood hiking tours are ideal for guests of all skill levels, and deliver a great workout without being too challenging.

All in all, you’ll enjoy a two-and-a-half hour Hollywood Hike tour, filled with beautiful sunshine and fascinating insights delivered by our expert tour guides.

Join our Hollywood Sign tours in the morning, or in the afternoon for an incredible sunset experience.

Come see why media outlets and major travel publications including National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes Travel Guide, Lonely Planet, and many others are raving about our unique brand of Los Angeles Hike tours and experiences. Book your Hollywood hike tours online today!

Our Hollywood Sign Hike Tour was recently listed in the Top 15 Walking Tours in the USA!

“I promise it will be your favourite LA experience.” – Claudia Winkleman (The Times UK, host, Strictly Come Dancing.)

 

SoCalPulse Magazine named our Sunset Hike the #1 tour for hiking in LA and a must-do! See the story here: SoCalPulse.

How to do West Hollywood like a celebrityES Insider

Los Angeles Itinerary How to spend 3 days in LA  – Passports Stamps

Hike up to the famous Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles – Bob Vila

Hollywood, Los Angeles: Where you’ll find the world’s most entertaining tour guide – Traveller

Voted #1 tour in Los Angeles 5 years in a row.

What is a guided Hollywood Day/Sunset tour?

Bikes and Hikes LA proudly launches 3 daily guided hiking tours; an early morning hike tour in the Hollywood Hills (at 7:30, to jump-start your day and cure any jet lag!) and our Griffith Park hiking tours, launched in the morning (10 am,) and at sunset. You’ll meet your Hollywood hiking tour guide at the Greek Theater box office, and climb to the summit of Mount Hollywood, the second-highest peak in Griffith Park. Along the way, your tour guide will regale you with tales of famous films shot in Griffith Park, explain the illustrious only-in-the-movies history of the park, and point out famous Hollywood locations from multiple panoramic viewpoints. You’ll hike out to an overlook where you’ll get incredible Instagram pictures of the Hollywood Sign, and then culminate your guided Hollywood Sign hike tour with an insider’s tour of the iconic Griffith Observatory– skip the line at this famed LA attraction and enjoy the celestial wonders and rich history presented to you by your guide. Griffith Park is also an Instagrammer’s paradise– and your guide will make sure to take countless photos of you with the Hollywood Sign and throughout your tour, be it in the morning or at sunset.

Who Can Take a Guided Hike Tour?

We welcome hikers of all ages (from 6-96!) who are up for a challenge and in good physical shape to join us on any of our guided hike tours! We also offer private hiking tours of Los Angeles, and our Hollywood Hills Hike is a popular option for groups looking for team building tours of Los Angeles. Give us a call today to coordinate your guided private hike tour!

Why Take a Guided Hike Tour?

Our guided hike tours of Los Angeles are a wonderful way for guests to get a rigorous workout with a healthy side helping of trivia, fun facts, filmography, and photographic paradise. When you book a guided Hollywood celebrity hike tour, you’re able to simultaneously hike while receiving a guided narrative of the 25+ mile panoramic vista surrounding you on all sides of Mount Hollywood. With the help of a dynamic guide, guests are able to situate themselves within the massive urban sprawl of LA, and take in infinite sites, top attractions, and filming locations within Los Angeles. Our hike tour guides are seasoned professionals in all things Los Angeles and spirited performers, who love nothing more than to give you countless recommendations to make your visit to Los Angeles truly unforgettable.

What dates are your guided hike tours held?

We are open 24/7, 365 days per year, evenings, weekends, holidays, you name it. Book a guided hike tour ANY TIME.

Where can I take your hike tour?

Our tours are launched from the famous Greek Theater in Griffith Park. You’ll receive directions with your confirmation– allow for extra time, thanks to that iconic LA traffic:) Your guide will be waiting for you at the Greek Theater Box Office with a bottle of water for you to hydrate during the hike. On our Los Angeles private hiking tours, you’re able to modify your meeting place and end point to suit your group’s needs. Once everyone has checked in, we begin our climb!

Who will my guide be?

Our LA hike tour guides hail from all over the planet- from New York, to Estonia, to right here in Los Angeles! All of our hiking guides bring a treasure trove of knowledge, a flair for storytelling, a passion for sharing our fair city with you, and endless amounts of positive energy. We also *rock* at cell phone photography; let us capture you holding, blowing a kiss, or eating the Hollywood Sign for the perfect Instagram shot!

This tour sounds right up my alley! Can I book my guided hike tour right now?

You sure can, right here. Catch you on the trails!