Hiking trails criss-cross the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park like freeways through the valley. If you're from out of town, it's hard to know which ones are the best to take for those fantastic views you've come for.
A guided tour solves all of your problems--the guides know where to go for the pictures, and they entertain and enlighten you with local history and lore. Nothing beats a quiet hike above the City of Angels, but guided hiking tours of Los Angeles can turn ordinary day hikes into once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
There's so much to see and do in our area that it's often hard to pick. A great thing about these guided hiking tours in Los Angeles is that they provide the opportunity for a bit of exercise and fresh air. They clear your mind and get you ready for all the latest and greatest stuff you've still got to see, like Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood.
If you're looking for a "best hits" hiking tour, this is your choice. On this walk, you'll see the famed Hollywood sign and the beautiful Griffith Park Observatory. And of course, there are lots of photo opportunities of the sprawling LA skyline below.
The two-hour hike covers some steep terrain, so you'll want to wear some sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. But the guide takes you at a leisurely pace, and there are lots of places to pause, catch your breath, and snap some photos. The hike includes the observatory entrance fee, so feel free to explore to your heart's content.
Every photographer knows that golden hour produces the most striking images. The Griffith Park Experience takes you into the Hills either during the early morning or at sunset for even more awesome photos. The two-and-a-half-hour hike moves through the Hollywood Hills at a comfortable pace, but there is some steep terrain like the other hikes. The early morning and late evening hours produce the most dramatic and beautiful colors over downtown and the hills--if you're a shutterbug and can work it into your schedule, it's not to be missed!
Combine the must-see sights in Hollywood and the views from the hills in one tour to rule them all. You'll pass the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater, and many more spots along Hollywood Boulevard before heading up into the hills. There, you'll get to see those amazing panoramic views of the city and those Instagram-worthy snaps of the Hollywood sign.
Looking for the best photos of the iconic Hollywood sign? This is the hike for you! While other tours get you up in the hills, none of them get you as up close and personal as this tour does. This hike is a literal behind-the-scenes tour, with the apex of the climb offering outstanding skyline photos of LA from behind the letters.
This is a two-and-a-half-hour challenging hike. But you'll get the absolute best photos and views of the sign. Your knowledgeable guide will tell stories of LA history and fill you in on all the local gossip on the way up.
There are so many Hollywood tours and activities to choose from, it's impossible to fit them all in one vacation. These guided hikes are a great way to combine seeing the sights with some outdoor physical activity, a welcome treat while traveling.