Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst LA

Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst LA

From US$ 39 per person

Enjoy a hike with views of the Hollywood sign and LA skyline. There's no other place in the city with such tranquility, history and star quality.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • See the Hollywood sign and Los Angeles skyline from a unique vantage point
  • Visit the Griffith Observatory and learn about the park's history
  • Hear stories about the legendary giants of Tinseltown
Full description
See iconic locations from your favorite films and television shows on this guided hike that takes you above Los Angeles. Start your tour at Franklin's Cafe and Market in Los Feliz, a neighborhood that’s home to celebrities and hopefuls. On this 2-hour tour you’ll pass the Greek Theater before heading off the paved road and into the LA wilderness. Take a short, steep path that rewards with stunning views of the city in all directions. During the half-hour hike you’ll ascend the equivalent of 12 flights of stairs at a leisurely pace, making frequent stops to admire the views and hear about the history of this place. As you approach the Griffith Observatory, the iconic Hollywood sign will come into view and provide a spectacular backdrop for your photos! The Griffith Observatory is an Art Deco masterpiece that is considered the hood ornament of Los Angeles. After the tour you have the option of entering the building (free of charge) or to take the short hike back with your guide.
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Free entrance to Griffith Observatory (closed on Mondays)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    In front of Franklin's Cafe and Market (2650 N. Vermont Ave).

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • You will be hiking up the equivalent of 12 flights of stairs on a steep incline
    • The pace of the tour is slow and comfortable
    • The activity is not suitable if you have physical conditions that prevent you from participating in physical activity. Please consult your doctor in advance
    •  Please note that Griffith Observatory is closed on Mondays
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    4.9 /5

    based on 75 reviews

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    We were running late and emailed the site to let them know. When we arrived, our guide, Paul, was waiting and had been informed that we would be late. He was so friendly and informative! The tour took us around Griffith Park and by the Greek Theater. After hearing about it, we all decided we'd like to see a concert there. We learned about the history of the park, as well as Mr. Griffith and his colorful story! We toured a beautiful neighborhood and saw houses of celebrities. There was a lot of walking, but the steepest part was right at the beginning, and if my old self can do it, you can too! We ended the tour at the observatory, where we parted ways with our guide, looked around at the interesting exhibits, got some water, and took a Lyft back to our hotel. The whole tour was about 2.5 hours because we stopped to take pictures and talk. Our 10:00am tour (again, we arrived around 10:20) had us back to the hotel by 1:00pm. Definitely worth it! I would highly recommend this for natives!

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    February 22, 2022

    Matt and Chris were nothing short of amazing! My 18 year old nephew…history buff and lover of facts…was in his element with these guys. The neighborhood walk was an unexpected treat for sure and their knowledge of the neighborhood and its architectural history made the walk even more interesting. Matt’s attention to detail held my nephew’s attention for the entire two hours. These guys exceeded our expectations and made this hike THE highlight of our stay in LA!

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    October 14, 2021

    Our tour was with Chris and his dog Oden. Chris can tell historical tales very well and kept us thoroughly engaged with both current issues and the intriguing tales of the past in the area. He modified our hike since my husband was not feeling well and we still did not miss seeing the house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. We both highly recommend this tour.

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    September 21, 2019

    Product ID: 92586