Tour Guide of the Month: Barry Finnegan Barry joined LA Tour1 in 2017 and has been working as a Driving and Hiking Tour Guide. Barry is also a professional actor providing live narration to Planetarium shows at Griffith Observatory. He has also written and produced a couple of web series such as our favorite “Bad News” and many others. Questions: […]May 10, 2018
Take your LA experience to new heights with the closest views of the iconic sign
Join our expert guides as we take you through the hills of Hollywood and ascend the mountain range to the Hollywood Sign. Enjoy the views of Hollywood, Downtown LA, Burbank and especially the World Famous Sign, all without getting lost in the confusing canyons.
$59Not available for children under 13
LAKE HOLLYWOOD PARKAt Playground Meeting location
- Enjoy the closest Hollywood Sign Experience #selfie
- BE WARNED! It's a hard hike, be prepared. No bathrooms and requires good shoes! It's a real hiking adventure!
- Admire the view of the original Hollywoodland & Lake Hollywood
- Hear stories of early Hollywood, movie making and attempted murder...
- See both sides of Hollywood, where the stars are made and where the movies are made
- Climb to the Hollywood Sign without accidentally walking through someone's backyard!
How much walking is there?
The hike is a difficult 6 miles roundtrip and is comparable to climbing a 45 story building. IT'S HARD! But definitely an experience that's worth it!
There are no restrooms located near the beginning and end of hike. You will need to make accommodations before the hike.
It's our most difficult offering. It's strenuous requiring propers attire, for warm Los Angeles weather. Hats, sunscreen and light clothing are highly recommended. Sturdy shoes are REQUIRED (closed toes, worn & comfortable)
It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.
You can cancel a tour up to 48 hours prior to your tour date without penalty and receive a full refund. Also prior to 48 hours of your tour date, you can reschedule your tour without penalty. Tour spots are limited.
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.
Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.
- We understand that your plans sometimes change. That is why we try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible with our Flexible Reschedule Policy. Refund after rescheduling: Once you have been rescheduled, there can be no refunds if you decide not to take the tour.
- Free Rescheduling Anytime: Reschedule your tour anytime without penalty even if you missed the tour.
Enjoy the challenge and the experience of our guided hike to the back of the World Famous Hollywood Sign. Enjoy an unparalleled view most Angelenos never experience!
A spectacle so unique you’ll want to tell everyone know! #hikedthehollywoodsign
Come with us on a guided hike to the most coveted view in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign. Experience an adventure where we talk about the History of Hollywood, Griffith Park, the amazing views and the truth about where most movies are actually made…
Starting in a nondescript neighborhood you will soon be greeted by the famous Hollywood Sign! As we hike through the dirt trails and historic neighborhood of Hollywoodland the Sign will loom overhead. Along with many photo ops you also have great view of Downtown LA and Griffith Observatory. As we ascend the road we will crest the mountain being able to see both Hollywood and Burbank studios. In Hollywood the stars are immortalized in wet cement, while in Burbank movie stars are immortalized in the films that we all cherish! Learn about the movie making process from our expert guides! Lastly, the moment you have been waiting for. You reach the Peak of the Mountain, behind the sign unique view of the letters D-O-O-W-Y-L-L-O-H
Only those that endure the hard work and reach the top ever see the HOLLYWOOD Sign like this!
Pack yourself a light lunch and enjoy the views of Lake Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Downtown LA and on most days, the Pacific Ocean. Soak in the view near the most famous 9 letters in the world:
H O L L Y W O O D
"They'll get it after reaching the top, but not before."
During this adventure our guides will explain the ecosystem which is Griffith Park and the surrounding basin. Hear the sorted tails of the parks namesake Griffith J. Griffith. The history of Hollywood itself and stop to realize that everywhere you can see was once farm land! Remember, they are very knowledgeable. If your not sure what to do tomorrow, tell us your likes and we’ll try to match you to the best parts of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is a city of many options, LA Tour1 will help find the adventure for you!