We're going to take the "High Road to the Hollywood Sign" and end up above and behind it - the CLOSEST YOU CAN GET! You'll experience the best views of Hollywood and amazing 360 degree views of all of LA out to the sparkling Pacific Ocean! Without the crowds! We hike a rugged trail that brings us to the Wisdom Tree (a.k.a. Tree of Life) that opens up amazing views over Los Angeles & the San Fernando Valley. We continue along a ridge line over the highest mountain peak in Griffith Park and on to the lookout above the Hollywood Sign for a one-of-a-kind view of the land that made movies famous. After a break for PHOTOS OF A LIFETIME and snacks, we'll head back to our starting point. Along the way I'll tell you about the history, geography, & nature of Hollywood and LA. We'll also see interesting plant life amidst the visual splendor. Note: Hike is about 3.5 miles roundtrip on a trail that is steep & rugged in places, so you need to be prepared and in condition to handle that. It's a good workout that's worth the effort. 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. I’m a history aficionado, & my 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. While I give the tours in English, I have lived in Japan and Europe, and I can speak some Japanese, Spanish, French, & a little Italian to help visiting guests enjoy the experience. 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, and I look forward to taking you on a great experience!
Healthy Snacks - trail mix, fresh fruit
Drinking Water - Preferably bring your own reusable bottle, but I will have some bottles of water for people as well. …
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 take the "High Road to the Hollywood Sign" and end up above & behind it - the CLOSEST YOU CAN GET! You'll experience amazing 360 degree views of LA & Hollywood! Without the crowds! We hike to the Wisdom Tree (a.k.a. Tree of Life). We continue along a ridge over the highest mountain peak in Griffith & to the lookout above the Hollywood Sign for amazing views & photos, learning about the geography, history, & nature of the park as you go.
Camera/Smart Phone - fully charged
This hike is strenuous. Be in condition to walk 3-4 miles going up & down hill. Arrive at meeting point 15 minutes early. A small backpack/rucksack is useful for the hike. Remember sun protection.