Hollywood Sign Hike

In addition to having a fabulous weekend with Brittan, we also hiked to the Hollywood sign. This has been something on my bucket list for the last few years, so I was thrilled to finally cross it off the list. The hike definitely lived up to our expectations.

After a little research, I discovered that there are three different hiking trails to the Hollywood sign. All three hikes are of different difficulty levels, which is great for everyone from beginner hikers to the more experienced. Brittan and I decided to take the hardest hike, which is actually shorter than the other two but much, much steeper.

It took us about 45-50 minutes to get to the top of the mountain. The view from the top was worth every drop of sweat (TMI?) and burning glutes. We were lucky that it rained the day before our hike because it cleared up most of the LA smog.

imageJust putting my feet up and enjoying the view.

image Brittan likes her subjects to pose for the camera. This is my “let me outta here” pose but really it’s more like “I want to stay here forever!”

imageOn the way down the mountain, Brittan and I were talking about how we wanted to try out aerial workouts like we saw the night before at The Edison. Naturally five minutes later, we ran into two arco yogis performing on the mountain side. Only in LA would this happen!

imageThey were truly incredible! imageBoth of them had abs of steal! Arco yoga does wonders for the body. imageIf any locals are interested in learning the acro yoga practice, they meet in Santa Monica on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and accept people of all experience levels!

I highly recommend the Hollywood sign hike to everyone, whether you live here or are just passing through LA., because you never know what you will see! The total hike took about an hour and a half and we took our sweet time and chatted with some arco yogis.

Question: Have you ever hiked to the Hollywood sign? What is your favorite hiking trail? 

9 thoughts on “Hollywood Sign Hike

  1. I hiked two of those trails, but I don’t think I knew about a third. We hiked behind the sign, then in front of it, where does the third trail take you?

    • I want to hike the other two trails now! This hike took us up the west side of the mountain behind the sign. It was so much fun. When you come back to LA, we will have to hike it! :)

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