Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

Activity provider: Bikes And Hikes LA

Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

Activity provider: Bikes And Hikes LA

From US$ 35 per person

Discover the best views of Los Angeles on this family-friendly guided hiking tour. Get a selfie at the Hollywood Sign and enjoy an insider's tour of the grounds of the Griffith Observatory.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Get your heart pumping as you hike up to the highest point in Griffith Park
  • Have a chance to catch a glimpse of celebrities hiking with their dogs
  • Visit famous film locations including Terminator, Batman, and La La Land
  • Hear fascinating tales of Hollywood History from a local guide as you hike
  • Take in stunning views from the summit of the massive metropolis Los Angeles
Full description

See stunning views of Los Angeles on a guided hike to Griffith Park and a tour of the Griffith Observatory Museum. Get your heart pumping on a hike, see famous filming locations, and see thousands of stars from the Griffith Observatory.

Begin your tour with a 3.6-mile hike up to the highest peak in Griffith Park with a local guide. As you hike, take in jaw-dropping views of Los Angeles. Hear incredible tales of Hollywood history.

Make multiple stops for Instagram photos, bathroom breaks, and visits to famous filming locations. Finish your hike at the grounds of the world-famous Griffith Observatory Museum. Once you’ve snagged some beautiful panoramic views of Los Angeles from the summit, walk over to an overlook to snag a picture-perfect shot of the Hollywood Sign.

Finally, head over to the Griffith Observatory and wrap up your Los Angeles tour with a grand finale of (literal) stars, unforgettable views, and memories to last a lifetime.

  • Local CPR/First Aid certified guide
  • Cut the Line” Griffith Observatory tour
  • Photo opportunities of the Los Angeles sprawl
  • Free parking near the Griffith Observatory
  • Photo opportunities with the Hollywood Sign
  • Historic Los Angeles tour
  • Personalized advice for your stay in Los Angeles
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide gratuity (15%-20% of ticket price per guest recommended)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet 15 minutes before assigned hike time. All hikes meet in front of The Greek Theatre Box Office in Griffith Park - 2700 N Vermont Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027 The Greek Theatre Box Office is a brown building with an LED screen on top promoting upcoming concerts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable clothing, a jacket, a windbreaker or sweatshirt (weather dependent), comfortable closed-toe shoes and don't forget your camera.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 143 reviews

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I liked the tour to the observatory, the guide was in a good mood and told some interesting stories at the stops and the individual stages up the mountain were easy to manage. The view was great with a good view of the Hollywood Sign. At the end we could stay at the observatory. In addition to the hike, it is also worth coming to the observatory again in the evening to see the illuminated city.

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October 9, 2022

Myriam was excellent. Very knowledgeable and funny! We really enjoyed our tour with her. She made sure safety wise everybody was following all precautions and paid attention to everyone in the group making sure all were keeping ip with pace. She even had spare water and snacks for all. Thank you.

July 17, 2022

Good, solid, quick experience. Our guide was a no-nonsense professional but still took the time to build a bit of camaraderie with the other tourists. The Griffith Observatory and Hollywood sign are must see attractions. The tour very quickly gets you to both, plus a bit of exercise. For the science fan, the museum at the observatory is tiptop. There are long queues to get into the observatory and best to take an early morning hike. I heard the sunset is good too, but I suspect it is crowded. Better to enjoy the sunset in Santa Monica or other beach community.

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June 25, 2022

Product ID: 13762