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Hollywood Sign

Monument / Landmark
Los Angeles
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  • Zk
    "It's one of the best letters to see there!!!"(5 Tips)
    The Ritz-Carlton
    "still get pretty close – hike the Hollyridge Trail to see the sign"(4 Tips)
    Jerry C.
    "Awesome hike but really hot, take water and a lot of pictures!"(21 Tips)
    israel g.
    "a great view of the city of angels from up here."(18 Tips)
108 Tips and reviews
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  • scenic views
  • letter
  • trails
  • mulholland dr
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  • Jack L.
    Jack LouissaintOctober 22, 2017
    It's a long walk took me about an hour but the views of the city is well worth it. Bring light clothing and plenty to drink you're going to need it
  • Christine Y.
    Christine YooAugust 21, 2017
    I didn't really care to see the Hollywood sign but decided to do a drive by. Must say the view was still pretty cool. You do have to drive up a very steep road to get to the top but still very cool
  • Jenn ❤️☀️👙🌴🍷🐾 B.
    Hollyridge Trail is hot and hard but well worth it!
  • David A.
    David AlexanderMay 3, 2017
    Hike all the way up to the back side of sign. As you come down do the center for some pics. Pack a lunch and attempt to hike in the mornings summer time.
  • George T.
    George TsonevApril 23, 2016
    What a lovely view!
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesApril 13, 2016
    The world famous Hollywood sign stands proud in Los Angeles! Make sure you check out the cultural landmark during your trip to the city.
  • Lu T.
    Lu TeixeiraApril 1, 2016
    It's Hollywood! Go all the way to the top, or you can take a tour riding a pony.
  • Alan B.
    Alan BrutenicMarch 21, 2016
    Totally awesome view from the top
  • Jan O.
    Jan O.R.March 3, 2016
    A true legend.
  • Moe S.
    Moe ShehataFebruary 24, 2016
    Hollywood sign is beautiful, but it's hard to take a picture next to it from the front. There are very specific location to do take a shot of it though fromthe Griffths Observatory or Runyon canyon.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonFebruary 10, 2016
    Guests looking to hike to the Hollywood Sign can take one of three trails to get there – Bush Canyon Trail, Hollyridge Trail and Wonder View Trail.
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickJanuary 26, 2016
    Must see in LA
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.January 16, 2016
    Take the Hollyridge trail to the top and survey Los Angeles from above the the immense, multi-story HOLLYWOOD letters. Consider how strange and wonderful this city is.
  • HikingGuy d.
    HikingGuy dot ComDecember 23, 2015
    Great turn by turn directions to hike there on this site: Read more
  • Baha
    BahaSeptember 19, 2015
    After watching it on TV for million time its somethings to see it in real
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZhangAugust 4, 2015
    Among the Best places to complete your Hollywood trip.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FoxMay 5, 2015
    it's just a sign, but this sign is a stimulus for half the globe!
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.April 24, 2015
    Amaaaaaaazing view!
  • Mark A.
    Mark AApril 10, 2015
    A must when visiting LA.
  • Sam 2.
    Sam 24112013February 20, 2015
    It's just one of those that you need to see because it's popular (but you can do without)
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielFebruary 12, 2015
    LA's iconic landmark
  • Niharika S.
    Niharika ShahJanuary 30, 2015
    What A View! 😍
  • Jessy K.
    Jessy KingDecember 28, 2014
    it took me three trips to california before i finally got to see it. try the hollywood bowl overlook off of mulholland dr! breathtaking.
  • Mars
    MarsDecember 10, 2014
    Ok this is just something you have to do once in your life. It took about 45 minutes to hike up to this fuckin thing. Bring water.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonOctober 15, 2014
    While you cannot get close enough to touch the sign, you can still get pretty close – hike the Hollyridge Trail to see the sign from above, and if the weather is clear the views are amazing.
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁October 7, 2014
    Great scenic view
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesSeptember 8, 2014
    The sign is kind of tacky but the views are fantastic.
  • Carrie L.
    Carrie LeongJune 17, 2014
    make sure u drive as high as possible up to rhe hill
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
    The best way to see the Hollywood Sign is to hike to it.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    Few people know that after an ill-advised experiment involving a jetpack, I had to replace the "y" in "Hollywood." You will likely be unable to verify this information. Like I said, few people know.
  • Van N.
    Van N.February 21, 2014
    Taking a picture with Hollywood sign is a must do in LA. The best place to take a picture with hollywood sign is Canyon Lake Dr. That's the closest location you can get to the sign by car.
  • Trina Beana
    Trina BeanaJanuary 27, 2014
    Haunted by the ghost of Peg Entwistle, a young starlet who leaped to her death from the top of the H on September 16, 1932.
  • Khalid B.
    Khalid BadughaishNovember 20, 2013
    To reach there and get a good view for photo let your GPS go to " sunset ranch hollywood"
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LoebigNovember 9, 2013
    This is quite a hike!
  • Denis
    DenisOctober 3, 2013
    Seems that it's impossible to get on Mt Lee Dr by car. Tried several roads but every time was barred with a barrier. So be ready to hike at some point ;)
  • Orelha J.
    Orelha Jop!September 20, 2013
    Good spot for the pic!!!
  • Franz W.
    Franz WongSeptember 19, 2013
    Looking for a view point? Drive to Hollywood Lake Park!
  • Michael P.
    Michael ParrishAugust 31, 2013
    Watch out for body parts
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    While the sign’s grounds are barred from public access, you can still get great angles for photos. From Franklin go N on Beachwood; turn L at Ledgewood. Right at the 3-way intersection onto Deronda.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodenJuly 8, 2013
    Don't hike after sunset. You will probably get lost on the trails. If you do get lost don't panic, just trying find a trail that goes down the canyon.
  • Crystal S.
    If you want to go behind the Hollywood sign make a hard left at the first fork in the road and then make a right at the next fork.
  • Zk
    ZkMay 6, 2013
    Be sure to visit the "W"! It's one of the best letters to see there!!!
  • Juan H.
    Juan HernandezMarch 10, 2013
    Hollywood Land!
  • Paul Andrew D.
    Paul Andrew DunkerMarch 9, 2013
    You didn't come early enough. Sunrise is where it's at.
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FrazierMarch 8, 2013
    Bring water!
  • Marya S.
    Marya SummersJanuary 1, 2013
    Don't miss the batman cave on your way down. Last left before you get to the parking lot.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™December 28, 2012
    This is probably not the correct 'Hollywood Sign' check-in...but let's change that. Enjoy.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LopesDecember 24, 2012
    Its amazing
  • SilkCharm
    SilkCharmDecember 21, 2012
    Film crews often up here (this photo Gary Hayes took during a California Tourism ad). Ignore "road closed" signs (public access) & have a sticky beak as LA goes about making magic under the sign!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SmithDecember 5, 2012
    There is a trail that leads to the back of sign. See online
  • Beavis ..
    Beavis .October 4, 2012
    Dancing is forbidden
  • Roman M.
    Roman M.September 1, 2012
    great place.
  • Jason R.
    Jason RosetteAugust 24, 2012
    Located near the offices of the consulting producer on our Vietnam war-era movie FREEDOM DEAL, which we just wrapped in Cambodia, the Hollywood sign is a must see - be respectful of neighbors though! Read more
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.August 5, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 & see the Hollywood sign.
  • Erick M.
    Erick MJuly 8, 2012
    Bring sunscreen! Also print out a map to help guide you to the front or the back of the sign. The trails are not marked in this area.
  • UCLA
    UCLAJune 4, 2012
    Angelenos love a good hike, so why not one with a timeless photo op! Important note: climbing on the sign itself is illegal. So enjoy the great outdoors, take some photos but stay out of trouble.
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BMay 29, 2012
    Welcome to Hollywood, all you who have aspirations of getting discovered and making it big out here.
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannMay 14, 2012
    Pop singer Ke$ha & her friends vandalized the sign in 2010. They jumped the fence, and spray painted "Ke$ha" over the Holly i.e. "Ke$hawood"
  • E's Closet
    E's ClosetApril 17, 2012
    You've come this far, you've got to snap that perfect picture!
  • LAist
    LAistApril 15, 2012
    Three ways to hike to the Hollywood Sign based on level of difficulty Read more
  • Turner Classic Movies
    Turner Classic MoviesApril 11, 2012
    You can get a great photo of the Hollywood Sign at the Hollywood & Highland Center after sunset.
  • Gestina
    GestinaApril 10, 2012
    Take a hike up to the sign. Good way to burn some calories!
  • LAist
    LAistMarch 18, 2012
    Three different ways to hike to the Hollywood Sign Read more
  • Silent Hollywood
    Silent HollywoodMarch 15, 2012
    LA Times publisher Harry Chandler dedicated the Hollywoodland sign in 1924 to publicize his new Beachwood Canyon subdivision. Each 50 foot letter was once covered in lights. Now that’s advertising!
  • jessica c.
    jessica cotrellMarch 14, 2012
    don't come at night. the sign is not lit up anymore
  • Mic V.
    Mic VegaFebruary 9, 2012
    straight up Gower to Mulholland
  • Jay M.
    Jay MJanuary 27, 2012
    Bring a flashlight and hiking boots
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JacquieJanuary 25, 2012
    You can do it! Don't give up! Once you see the letters keep going near the gates and turn left. climb the short peak for the ultimate view!
  • Darren T.
    Darren TunstallJanuary 17, 2012
    Take a picture before the residents run you off!
  • Svetlana F.
    Svetlana FominykhJanuary 4, 2012
    A great view of LA at the sunset
  • Dilara Sultan
    Dilara SultanJanuary 2, 2012
    What can I say? It's a must do photo op. Follow me and learn more tips as I shimmy 'round the world! Read more
  • Eli X.
    Eli XiDecember 11, 2011
    :) totally recomended!
  • Barlow .
    Barlow 👑September 21, 2011
    Hike the trail and find the hole in the fence, you can touch the sign. Watch out for the camera on the first O.
  • Joe Brooks
    Joe BrooksSeptember 20, 2011
    I hear that if you stare at the sign hard enough, it turns you into a movie star. Read more
  • Lori B.
    Lori BSeptember 12, 2011
    Take Franklin to Gower then up to Vansata Dr. Small canyon road for a great view! Very narrow roads but worth it for great view!
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonAugust 4, 2011
    No matter where she is in the city, French actress Elodie Bouchez can’t help but look up at the Hollywood Sign and smile. Check out more spots in LA that she can’t get enough of at the LV Amble Site. Read more
  • Idea Monkey, Inc.
    Idea Monkey, Inc.July 29, 2011
    Actress Peg Entwistle’s 1932 suicide note: "I am afraid, I am a coward. I am sorry for everything. If I had done this a long time ago, it would have saved a lot of pain. P.E." She jumped from the H.
  • 30 Minutes Or Less
    30 Minutes Or LessJuly 1, 2011
    The sign is a landmark, not a camping ground. #DontBlowIt
  • Habhey R.
    Habhey RumyaraMarch 27, 2011
    Go to the end of Beachwood Drive, park at the trailhead & head up the hill, veer left going up the hill & then make a right onto a paved path Once on the paved path hike up & around path to sign.
  • Obsessed Artist
    Obsessed ArtistMarch 17, 2011
    I recommend a nice hike and enjoy the sunset perched next to this sign before this city starts looking any more like Kurt Russel experienced it in Escape From L.A. Don't forget to bring champagne!!
  • People
    PeopleMarch 2, 2011
    What trip to Hollywood would be complete without a visit to the iconic sign? Fun fact: The 45-ft. tall letters read "Hollywoodland" in 1923 when it was built as an ad for a housing development.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GuideroFebruary 6, 2011
    The Hollywood sign was saved by hugh hefner.
  • Tim A.
    Tim AirmetJanuary 28, 2011
    Don't hop the fence...almost got a $150 dollar fine...they have cameras everywhere...just FYI.
  • James M.
    James MorrisonNovember 24, 2010
    I learned to ride a bicycle at Griffith park when I was 6. lol Its right behind the sign...
  • Alessio S.
    Alessio SanzogniOctober 25, 2010
    Don't know how i got in front of it..but go to Beachwood dr, then just point the signal..go straight up the hill...don't give up..guess the way..but go always up..and you'll get it!
  • Heather F.
    Heather FAugust 16, 2010
    One of the best places to see the Hollywood sign is at the scenic view point on Mulholland dr. And at Runyun Canyon.
  • Amie M.
    Amie MorgenrothAugust 16, 2010
    so much fun! great hike! take the 45 min route instead of the 3 hour one!
  • adp 1.
    adp 1003July 31, 2010
    best time to go is around 430pm for the best lighting for photos
  • israel g.
    israel galindoJuly 30, 2010
    a great view of the city of angels from up here.
  • Jerry C.
    Jerry ChristensenJuly 20, 2010
    Awesome hike but really hot, take water and a lot of pictures! Read more
  • Gabriel D.
    Gabriel DeVineJune 25, 2010
    Go in the middle of the night, hop the fence, and be wary of the IR sensors / cameras on the back of the "O," and you may be able to touch the sign before the helicopters come.
    HISTORYMarch 31, 2010
    The sign was originally constructed in 1923 to promote a subdivision at the top of Beachwood Canyon called Hollywoodland; "land" would later be dropped in 1945 when the area was deeded to the city.
  • Ming-O-Matic C.
    Ming-O-Matic CFebruary 25, 2010
    there's a fence there at the top so you cant touch the sign. If you try to go around the sign, helicopter will come, police will warn you, then arrest you if you don't leave immediately.
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick OrtmanJanuary 22, 2010
    Cool place to see the sign: the dog park in the neighborhood below
  • Bridie M.
    Bridie MacdonaldJanuary 17, 2010
    Go to the end of Beachwood Drive, park at the trailhead & head up the hill, veer left going up the hill & then make a right onto a paved path Once on the paved path hike up & around path to sign. Read more
  • DeAndre S.
    DeAndre SimonJanuary 2, 2010
    Bring a bottle of vodka, jug of orange juice, and 3 good friends. Drink and reminisce while you realize we live in one of the most amazing cities in the country.
  • Dmitriy G.
    Dmitriy GeraninDecember 7, 2017
    Просто идите по асфальту за остальными людьми. Даже если кажется, что дорога идёт не туда. Продолжайте идти по асфальту
  • Nika B.
    Nika BlankSeptember 17, 2016
    Мечта каждого туриста, фото с заветными буквами
  • Anna T.
    Anna TerentievaFebruary 14, 2016
    Возим сюда гостей и ходим в поход. Всем нравится :)
  • Jorge P.
    Jorge PadillaSeptember 8, 2015
    Un lugar muy bonito si no llevas coche se complicara la subida debido a que es una montaña pero la pupila la deleitaras con las vistas y las casas hermosas que se encuentran ahí
  • Thiago S.
    Thiago SilvaJuly 7, 2015
    O sign mais famoso do mundo ... Tem seu acesso um pouco difícil mas vale muito a pena ! Alem de tudo ainda ganha a vista da cidade de LA
  • Patrícia T.
    Patrícia TavaresMay 30, 2015
    Foto obrigatória!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  • Ulisses @ M.
    Ulisses @ MSeptember 5, 2014
    Não vale a pena chegar perto.
  • Hossam A.
    Hossam AlfraihMarch 20, 2014
    شبكة الجوال والإنترنت ستبدأ بالتقطع عدمع بداية سلوكك للطريق إلى أعلى. Mobile network and internet will face some interruption once you begin taking the road to the mount.
  • Leandro S.
    Leandro SouzaNovember 3, 2013
    Ótimo lugar para fotografar abolava de Hollywood
  • Riane P.
    Riane PavinAugust 13, 2013
    Muita gente não sabe desse lugarzinho, muito melhor de ver a placa de Hollywood bem de pertinho! Adorei!!
  • Leonardo M.
    Leonardo MonteiroMarch 7, 2013
    um lugar turístico bem bonito, mais depois que se tira uma foto n tem nada pra fazer lá
  • Fernanda N.
    Fernanda NakanoMarch 1, 2013
    Coloque no GPS o endereço 4059 Mt Lee Dr, Hollywood CA e dirija até bem perto da placa. Estacione o carro e vá a pé até o morro onde você terá uma ótima vista do símbolo de Hollywood.
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