Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

4.8 / 5

56 reviews

Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

From $35 per person

Enjoy a hike with views of the Hollywood sign and LA skyline. There's no other place in the city with such tranquility, history and star quality.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Hollywood sign and Los Angeles skyline from a unique vantage point
  • Visit the Griffith Observatory and learn about the park's history
  • Hear stories about the legendary giants of Tinseltown
Full description
See iconic locations from your favorite films and television shows on this guided hike that takes you above Los Angeles. Start your tour at Franklin's Cafe and Market in Los Feliz, a neighborhood that’s home to celebrities and hopefuls. On this 2-hour tour you’ll pass the Greek Theater before heading off the paved road and into the LA wilderness. Take a short, steep path that rewards with stunning views of the city in all directions. During the half-hour hike you’ll ascend the equivalent of 12 flights of stairs at a leisurely pace, making frequent stops to admire the views and hear about the history of this place. As you approach the Griffith Observatory, the iconic Hollywood sign will come into view and provide a spectacular backdrop for your photos! The Griffith Observatory is an Art Deco masterpiece that is considered the hood ornament of Los Angeles. After the tour you have the option of entering the building (free of charge) or to take the short hike back with your guide.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Free entrance to Griffith Observatory (closed on Mondays)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    In front of Franklin's Cafe and Market (2650 N. Vermont Ave).

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • You will be hiking up the equivalent of 12 flights of stairs on a steep incline
    • The pace of the tour is slow and comfortable
    • The activity is not suitable if you have physical conditions that prevent you from participating in physical activity. Please consult your doctor in advance
    •  Please note that Griffith Observatory is closed on Mondays
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 56 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5
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    Our tour was with Chris and his dog Oden. Chris can tell historical tales very well and kept us thoroughly engaged with both current issues and the intriguing tales of the past in the area. He modified our hike since my husband was not feeling well and we still did not miss seeing the house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. We both highly recommend this tour.

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    September 21, 2019

    Great Tourguide

    Paul Norwood kept me and my teenage boys interested throughout the hours walking LA with him. Nobody can possibly know more details about LA‘s history, architecture, hidden sights than Paul. We booked straight away a second tour downtown with Paul and enjoyed it just the same! Thank you for letting us fall in love with LA. Hope to see you sometime in Vienna, Paul!

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    August 9, 2019

    Great tour, great guide

    Not too difficult so suitable for all. I ended up with my 5 yr old on my shoulders for most of it and still managed. Our guide was fantastic, knowledgable and entertaining. Would definitely recommend it. Don’t bother getting an Uber down, the walk back is at your pace, much shorter and you can get a cab at the bottom much more easily.

    August 13, 2018

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