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Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills
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Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills

By Bikes And Hikes LA Tours
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Leave the navigating to an experienced hiking guide as you trek through the Hollywood Hills for spectacular views and insider info on Hollywood history. Snap photos and visit some of the exact filming locations of Hollywood blockbusters, with plenty of perfect photo opportunities. Summit the highest peak around for views of downtown, the hills, Beverly Hills and the iconic Hollywood sign. Daily departures at 10am and sunset.
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Duration: 2h 30m
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Highlights
  • Hiking guide leads a trek through the Hollywood Hills, which leaves you free to take in the sights
  • Choose a daytime or sunset hike to fit your schedule
  • Learn insider info on the sights you can see from the highest point in the hills
  • Picture-perfect Instagram opportunities

  • 2.5-hour Hollywood Hills Hike Tour
  • Unlimited Instagram photo opportunities on this Hollywood Hills Tour
  • Expert First Aid and CPR certified professional local Los Angeles tour guide
  • TikTok filming opportunities on this LA Tour
  • Free Parking at the Greek Theater for this Los Angeles Tour. See posted signs.
  • Expert advice for your stay in LA from your Los Angeles tour guide!
  • Discounts on our other LA sightseeing tours offered by Bikes and Hikes LA Tours
  • Photo guidance and direction for epic photos with the Hollywood Sign on this LA sightseeing tour
  • Historic Los Angeles tour
  • Free Wifi Hotspot on this Los Angeles Tour
  • Insider, Skip-The-Line Access to the Griffith Observatory!
  • Entry/Admission - Griffith Observatory
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water

Trails to see the Hollywood Sign are open! Lace up your hiking boots and meet your guide at the Greek Theatre’s box office in Griffith Park 15 minutes before your hike’s departure time. Morning and sunset hikes are available; choose your preferred time of day when booking. With your expert guide in the lead, take in the scenery on this 3.5 mile (5.6 km) hike and leave the navigating and logistics to the expert. As you get higher up into the hills, stop periodically to learn about movies and shows that have been filmed on the exact spots where you stand. Your guide will provide local recommendations, trivia and stories of Hollywood history. In fact, many tour guides are also actors and comedians! At the top of the highest point in the hills of Griffith Park, stop to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery while your guide points out the sights around you. Head to a vista point that makes the perfect selfie spot with the iconic Hollywood sign in the background. Guides are happy to catch the perfect shot that will surely make your Instagram followers jealous and capture the memory. You will also get the chance to visit and tour the Griffith Park Observatory.

Start:
  • 2700 N Vermont Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Meet your LA tour guide IN FRONT OF the GREEK THEATER BOX OFFICE in Griffith Park (Box Office has a giant LED screen on top promoting events). Please meet your LA tour guide 15 minutes prior to departure for check in. We are unable to wait for latecomers. Please allow time for LA traffic.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5569HIKE

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with your guide. There are other guests on the LA tour and we can not wait for latecomers.
    • We’ll be walking 3.5 miles (5.6 km) along what is widely considered to be an easy to moderate Hollywood Sign hiking trail
    • Closed-toe shoes are required and layers are recommended
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Young children welcome but should be able to hike on their own.
    • Guests must provide their own water on this tour.
    • Guests joining this tour should be in good health, with a beginner to intermediate fitness expectation on this Los Angeles tour
    • Guests should not have a fear of heights, and should not be afraid to break a sweat on this Hollywood Hills Tour
    • Children under 2 years old are free. For this hike tour, children should be 5+ years of age, and able to hike. For guests traveling with younger children/strollers, we recommend our express Hollywood Sign Tour
    • Guests must provide their own water for this Hollywood Hills tour. We recommend that guests bring 2 bottles of water, and to hydrate before, during, and after the Griffith Observatory Hollywood Sign Hike, especially important in the warm summer months!
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      2700 N Vermont Canyon Rd
      2700 N Vermont Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
      Meet your LA tour guide IN FRONT OF the GREEK THEATER BOX OFFICE in Griffith Park (Box Office has a giant LED screen on top promoting events). Please meet your LA tour guide 15 minutes prior to departure for check in. We are unable to wait for latecomers. Please allow time for LA traffic.
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      Los Angeles
      Stop: 3 hours
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    • 2
      The Greek Theatre
      Stop: 10 minutes
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      Hollywood Hills
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    • 4
      Griffith Observatory
      Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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    • 5
      Hollywood Sign
      Stop: 15 minutes
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      Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills
      Los Feliz
      Los Angeles River
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      Griffith Park
      Stop: 3 hours
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    • 7
      Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
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      Mount Hollywood
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      Century City
      Warner Bros. Studios
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      Hollywood
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      Old Los Angeles Zoo
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    • Bikes And Hikes LA Tours
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    • Steveegide
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hooray For Hollywood (Sign)!
      My guide Katie led a very informative and entertaining hike to some of the best sites to view the iconic Hollywood Sign. The walk in Griffith Park takes an easy route, is not strenuous and is appropriate for both young and old. Katie was very friendly (offered to take pictures at multiple places along the trail) and knowledgeable as she highlighted the history behind the origins of the sign, Griffith J. Griffith and the Griffith Charitable Trust. Katie also offered tips on other places to visit and eat in the area. Highly recommend Katie and this Bikes & Hikes LA Tour!
      Written 23 April 2024
    • US-Reisende
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      Amazing Morning
      Sarah was amazing. We were the only guets this morning and heared lot of stories and fun facts. She knew the best places to overlook the scenery and took great pictures of us. Thanks a lot! Hope to see you again, mybe in Edingburgh?!
      Written 21 April 2024
    • rachelrK3524SS
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect hike
      Noelle was amazing! We had the best hike today! She told us so many fun facts along the way! We would highly recommend! Great day
      Written 20 April 2024
    • Pioneer52588212708
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gorgeous
      Noelle she is the best guide , i had a great time with her. She is very professional, and for those who want to take photos you will have plenty of places …
      Written 19 April 2024
    • Passport16267885369
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hiking in Griffith Observatory
      Great hiking experience with Marc I totally recommend it !!! He was very friendly and explained us many things about the Griffith observatory and Hollywood sign I would do that again
      Written 19 April 2024
    • simberella
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hollywood sign + great guide + solar eclipse = hike perfection
      Walking up to the Hollywood sign was my number one to do in LA. We only had 3 days in the city and chose Bikes and Hikes based on recommendation. We weren’t disappointed. Chris the tour guide was informative, humorous and told us loads about the area that we wouldn’t otherwise have known. He even had an ingenious way to show us the solar eclipse and took some amazing photos. It’s a very easy walk to the top if you’re moderately fit. Would be very easy to do with kids. Don’t miss.
      Written 18 April 2024
    • karink2811
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to see LA neighborhoods
      We really enjoyed our tour. First time for both on an e-bike. The equipment was great and in good condition. Our tour guide was Ahmed who was friendly and informative. The bike tour allowed us to see many areas of LA in a short period of time. Based on this experience will look for bike tour options in the future.
      Written 16 April 2024
    • Y9381MQmegans
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      Fab walk to the Hollywood sign
      We had a great time with Noelle, our guide, walking up to the Hollywood sign. She filled us in on all sorts of celeb goss and is an absolute pro at taking an epic shot of you with the sign.
      Written 14 April 2024
    • merillf
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ahmed made the bike tour A+++. ❤️ every minute of the tour!!
      Our tour guide Ahmed was AMAZING! I didn't realise I was in the presence of an Instagram and TikTok celebrity 😍. Ahmed was not just great as a tour guide he was hilarious and had all of us laughing and entertained throughout the tour. This was the highlight of my LA tour.
      Written 13 April 2024
    • andremD9210KR
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must See tour
      Katie was great and I learned a lot about the sign. Great workout. My wife and I truly enjoyed our time. Wonderful and rich history.
      Written 13 April 2024
    • K2811RDdavidc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      5⭐️ electric bike morning
      Fantastic tour yesterday with our guide Ahmed……..obviously I was his favourite 🤩😂 took us on an adventure through Beverley Hills showing us celebrities homes / hangouts with great knowledge of the areas we went through, give us time + patience to stop off take photos, Greystone mansion was phenomenal with great story behind it, electric bikes were top standard maintained well, throughly recommended the tour for anyone visiting LA, gives you so much insight into the history, Ahmed is a funny dude wish him all the best in his stand up, 5⭐️ 👍
      Written 11 April 2024
    • MargaretMoyle
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Three Hour e-bike tour of Beverly Hills.
      Had a great experience with our guide Ahmed. We went on this small group tour on e-bikes in Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Ahmed pointed out all the points of interest including Lucille Ball’s house, Jimmy Stewart’s house, Elvis Presly’estate, the Troubadour, the Greystone Estate, the Whitch House, the Beverly Hills Hotel. Felt safe. The bikes were in great shape. Highly recommend. Ahmed was so helpful made sure our group was safe and that we stayed together.
      Written 10 April 2024
    • harjeetn2023
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      Fun trip to the sign and beyond!
      The hike overall was such a good experience, the scenic beauty is breathtaking and we had an amazing host/ guide. Katie had so many stories in her pocket and she kept us engaged throughout. I loved her personality, she was patient with everyone and especially my 9 year old. He can be a handful but I have never seen him so happy with a tour guide and we travel quite a bit. I am glad we did this and I can’t wait to do the other tours that they offer .
      Written 7 April 2024
    • tflattes
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      Great Views, Easy Hike, Fun, Family Friendly Activity!
      Such a great experience to see the views of the Hollywood sign and get some amazing pictures from this vantage point. Our guide, Sarah, was knowledgeable and informative and gave us lots of info and stories. She was very patient with the endless picture taking and we really enjoyed our morning!
      Written 5 April 2024
    • Denise250
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      Amazing tour and amazing guide Ahmed
      Amazing tour with our amazing guide Ahmed. We loved the sights of Beverley Hills. Thank you for making our holiday one to remember 💙
      Written 3 April 2024
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    Sarah N
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    fantastic route, moderate hike. we could have totally done this trail on our own, but would have been missing out on the experience provided by our terrific guide George.

    George turned the hike into a completely immersive experience. He had the unique ability to share facts and history with us that:
    a) related to our beautiful surroundings as we continued along the trail
    b) incorporated the interests and backgrounds of the members of our tour group
    c) got us energized and excited to learn more about LA as we experienced new breathtaking views at every turn.
    d) he delivered in a funny, charming and interactive manner

    He also took the time to provide us with FANTASTIC photos of me and my 2 friends together. you’d think he’s a professional photographer on the side!! the best photos taken of us as a group on this trip, hands down.

    taking this hike with George turned a nice stroll into a memorable, educational, fun experience. we loved it, 10/10 would recommend!!
    Written 22 August 2021
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    Wow, thank you, calling it an immersive experience is a perfect way to describe your hike to the Griffith Observatory... especially when you have a great guide like George weaving in the wild history of Griffith Park and giving you epic photos, too! Thanks for the kind words, and please come explore more of LA with us the next time you're in town!
    Written 31 August 2021
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    Fading_Goalie
    Ottawa, Canada14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wanted to be more active and booked this tour. The tour guide Eric M was personable and knowledgable. I was by far the oldest in our group of 19 and he was sure to check in with all participants to make sure they were okay. The front end of the hike (around 35 minutes) was the most difficult but it is indeed doable with the frequent breaks built in to the hike within which Eric shared information about the park and Griffith. Highly recommend if you are looking to get out of the car.
    Written 3 July 2022
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    Being active AND seeing wonderous sights AND having someone to help along is always a recipe for not just a great LA sightseeing experience, but a great trip in general. We are glad to know Erick M. was great with not just you, but other guests, though all of our guides try their best to give everyone an unforgettable experience. Keep on keeping on, and maybe you will join us for our full tour of Los Angeles!
    Written 3 July 2022
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    lilmaddrew
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    Oct 2021 • Family
    Thank you!! I think the owner or manager of this business needs to know that our tour guide, Harris, was the absolute best! He had a great sense of humor and was full of fun facts that we would have never known. I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to the LA area and tell them to request Harris. Thank you so much for this great experience!
    Written 10 October 2021
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    Thanks for letting me know! All of our guides are rock stars, and it sounds like you had an especially fantastic (and fun) time with Harris! Next time you're in town, check out one of our bike tours, too, and you'll get to explore even more of the city!
    Written 10 October 2021
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    Kiaya
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    Sept 2020 • Family
    I loved the experience of completing our first hike with my daughter on her 10th birthday. Yes, it was a hard hike with not being in good physical shape, but it was oh so with it. And only about the first hour was elevated and hard then it actually leveled out some. We took the sunset hike with HARRIS and he was an amazing tour guide who was very informative about the park and the areas that we saw from the mountain.
    Be prepared with water, good shoes, and probably sunscreen if you’re going on the morning hike.
    Written 27 September 2020
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    Nalissa W
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    Feb 2020 • Friends
    Had a great time on the sunset hike! Our guide George was extremely knowledgeable about LA. At stops along the 2.5 hour hike, we learned about the history of LA, current event, unique facts about the city and showbiz. The hike itself wasn’t bad at all, and the views were incredible. Great organized hike, fantastic guide!
    Written 18 February 2020
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    Sounds like you enjoyed your hike adventure and learned a lot from George! We're glad to hear that! Thanks for joining us!
    Written 18 February 2020
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    Rxmandy
    Midland, TX12 contributions
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    Oct 2020 • Solo
    Erik was very informed/knowledgeable about the area. Most importantly he was really patient . I struggled to climb the hills during the hike, he made sure I took my pace and caught up with everyone. He also gave multiple breaks based on the energy level of the group. I will highly recommend.
    Written 10 October 2020
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    Caroline
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2020 • Friends
    Our day started off stressful because our map took us to the wrong place. But when we finally arrived we were greeted by our guide, Erick Martinez, who completely turned our day around! The tour was awesome! He was so friendly and knowledgeable and engaging. As a Southern California local, I can't believe how much I didn't know about the Hollywood area. The hike started with a moderalty steep incline- not too tough but a nice little challenge. We periodically stopped along the way to look at particular sites or buildings and learn some interesting history on them and ended up at the top with an awesome view of LA. We are now looking into booking the biking tour with Erick because we had so much fun and want to come back. Thank you, Erick!
    Written 20 June 2020
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    DJ-MT
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Matt was a really great guide. He judged the group well and paced so that everyone stayed together whilst ensuring that we kept to time and had proper rest breaks.

    I loved this tour. Through the park and at each rest break Matt pointed out various bits of the city, and offered interesting snippets of history and information.

    Well worth doing especially if new to LA - it gives a bit of colour to your planning for things to go.
    Written 4 May 2022
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    Roger P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Couples
    This hike is one of my favorites! It isn’t too hard and is a great way to view the city from a “wildlife” perspective. Another plus was my AWESOME tour guide, Harris. He was extremely knowledgeable and included creative stories to help understand various parts of LA. Definitely recommend all around!!
    Written 9 August 2021
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    Yesss, we love hearing that! People don't realize that you can connect with nature in the middle of Los Angeles, and we're so glad you got to explore with Harris!
    Written 28 August 2021
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    mickjames76
    Detroit, MI7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    A morning hike through the hills was the perfect start to my third vacation day in Los Angeles. The previous two days were very windy but the weather was just right on this day. Our leader Sarah was friendly, funny ( a stand up comic), and highly informative about the history of Griffith Park, Hollywood, and the city in general. I especially appreciated her restaurant (I went to lunch at El Coyote after we finished!) and "hidden bar" recommendations not to mention all of the photos she was willing to assist us with upon request. Well worth the money plus a great calorie burn without being grueling. Do it!
    Written 19 April 2022
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