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Hollywood Sign via Innsdale Trail and Mt Lee Drive

Los Angeles

One of the shortest, most direct hikes to reach the Hollywood Sign.

Hiking Moderate

3.5 km
237 m
9 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
285 m
High Point
513 m
Hollywood Sign via Innsdale Trail and Mt Lee Drive Map

If you want to get up close and personal with the iconic Hollywood Sign, this 4.3-mile out-and-back hike is a great option. You will start from the Innsdale Trailhead on a residential street near Lake Hollywood Reservoir and follow a dirt road called Innsdale Drive, which offers amazing views of the sign right from the beginning. You will then join a paved road called Mulholland Highway, which curves around the hillside and passes by a water tank. You will then turn onto another paved road called Mt Lee Drive, which climbs steeply to the summit of Mt Lee, where the sign is located.


Along the way, you will enjoy panoramic views of Los Angeles, Griffith Park, and the San Gabriel Mountains. You will also learn some history of the sign, which was originally built in 1923 as an advertisement for a real estate development called Hollywoodland. The sign was restored in 1979 with new letters that are 45 feet tall and 31 feet wide.

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Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Family friendly

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