Hollywood Sign TrailFollow the Hollyridge Trail sign and walk up from the parking lot. If you keep a steady pace, you can get to the top of the trail and reach the Hollywood Sign in about 45 minutes. Be sure the bring plenty of water with you especially during the summer, since it gets very hot.
Walk until you reach another Hollyridge Trail sign. Follow the sign and go left. You have began your journey to the Hollywood sign.
Continue walking. You will see beautiful scenery to your right.
On your left you will see the Hollywood sign. You are still far away from reaching it.
Hold your nose! On the first part of the trail you will encounter lots and lots of horse poop.
Pay attention! This is the most important part of the journey. The trail will split. The main road will continue straight. The trail leading to the Hollywood Sign will sharply turn left. You will be relieved, the horse poop ends here. The horses will continue going straight.
Another angle of the split. The person in the picture is coming down. You wil be going up.
The road will continue to curve. Just keep going up.
This is shortcut. However, it is very steep and I recommend that you stay on the main road.
You will once again see the Hollywood sign on your left side. However, when the road comes to a fork do not make a left, go to the right.
Make a right when the road ends. This will seem like you are walking away from the Hollywood sign.
A closer look at where you have to make a right. This is the last time you have to pay attention. The rest of the trail to the Hollywood sign is a no brainer, just follow the trail.
After the fork the road will curve again. Continue going up. You are about half way there.
There will be some cool wild plants that you will encounter on the way.
You may also encounter some wild life like this lizzard.
From this part of the trail, you have an amazing view of the city and the freeway.
On a clear day, you can see miles away.
The Hollywood Sign will still be on your left, however just continue on the road upwards.
The views towards the last third of the way to the Hollywood Sign are breathtaking.
You are almost at the Hollywood Sign. All you have to do is make to the other side of the hill.
A cool tree on the way that has its roots going through the side of the mountain.
The Hollywood Sign is just around the corner.
When you see the fence, you have made it! You are steps away from the Hollywood Sign.
From here, you can already see the Hollywood Sign. Take a deep breath, you are bout to witness one of the most well known landmarks in the world.
This is how close legally you can get to the Hollywood Sign.
You have made it. The Hollywood Sign is here!
The Hollywood Sign is so large that it is difficult to photograph the whole sign at once.
Another view of the magnificent Hollywood Sign.
Entry to get next to the Hollywood sign is restricted.
I know what you are thinking. Who is going to catch me. Well, there are many cameras pointing towards the Hollywood Sign.
There are those that cannot be stopped by cameras and are determined to reach their dreams and touch the Hollywood Sign. These pictures were sent to us anonymously.
Another picture sent to us anonymously. The sign is gigantic. You get a good sense of how large it is next to the boy standing.