HIKE Griffith Park & Hollywood Hills


Best Day Hikes in L.A.’s Iconic Natural Backdrop

“When John McKinney says, ‘Take a hike!’ you know it will be a good one.”
-Larry Mantle, host of AirTalk, KPCC

  • Easy-to-use guide to the best hikes in Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills, and all the top routes to the HOLLYWOOD Sign.
  • Hikes feature surprising natural features, breathtaking views, and dozens of TV and film locations.

Take a walk on the truly wild side of Hollywood! Inhale the sweet smell of sage, hike past thickets of California holly that gave Holly-wood its name, watch for hawks soaring high above the HOLLYWOOD sign. This new guide features all the best Griffith Park trails: Fern Dell, Griffith Observatory, Bee Rock, Batman’s Cave, Mt. Hollywood, and more. And a great selection of hikes in the Hollywood Hills: Lake Hollywood, Runyon Canyon, and five fun ways to the HOLLYWOOD Sign. Get healthy workouts and an altogether different perspective on L.A.

Every Trail Tells a Story. Hike on!

Companion guides include HIKE the Santa Monica Mountains, HIKE the San Gabriel Mountains and HIKE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.