Hollywood Sign Hike: Guided Griffith Observatory Tour
4.8
68 Ratings
Los Angeles
Embark on a guided hike in Griffith Park to witness breathtaking views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, and LA skyline. Discover the history of this stunning terrain and spot film crews along the way. Get up close to the REAL stars at Griffith Observatory, LA’s renowned astronomy museum. Don't miss out on this unique experience!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Entertaining, Local guide
  • Guided hike to the Griffith Observatory to see the Hollywood Sign
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Additional Information

Join our guided stroll through Griffith Park and be mesmerized by the majestic views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, and the LA skyline. During the hike, we will leisurely climb the equivalent of 15 stair flights, pausing frequently to appreciate the landscape and listen to tales of this wonderful location’s history. Film crews are often spotted filming sequences on this trail; who knows which celebrities we might encounter? As we near the Griffith Observatory’s base, the legendary Hollywood Sign will emerge, offering a stunning backdrop for your photos that is sure to incite jealousy among your peers. Experience the REAL stars up close at LA’s famous astronomy museum, the Griffith Observatory, boasting expansive terraces. After the tour, you have the choice to explore the interior (closed on Mondays), or return to the starting point with your guide. Created by a former Observatory staff member, our tour uniquely captures the history and beauty of this location. Don’t miss the chance to discover why!

  • Should be comfortable to climb 20 flights of stairs over 1 hour
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not recommended for children under 4 years of age
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
Location
2650 N Vermont Ave
North Vermont Avenue
Franklin's Cafe & Market - across the street in front of restrooms
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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(68 Ratings)
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Holly_h
Apr 4, 2024
Best city tour - Paul was amazing! So knowledgeable and made it fun. Learning about all the history of the city and the views were amazing. Book this tour!
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B4774gllucac
Mar 22, 2024
A trail where history and nature converge - The hike was a blast! Paul is a great tour guide, so full of knowledge yet down to earth and polite! His storytelling skills are superb when it comes to any history bit or fun fact about Griffith Park, from true events of the past concerning the park (and LA as a whole) to spooky or uncanny stories related to the area. Paul provides you with any trivia that you need, from geographical point of interest, to wildlife and fauna and more! The hike is a must to experience a unique wilderness a few miles from the sprawling urban area. The view gets better and better while climbing up to the observatory. It may be foggy but that should not stop anybody from experiencing it, because that gives a more mysterious glance to the whole landscape (and it does get less foggy during the hike!). Great hike! Great tour guide! Great memories! Definitely worthy of a second round if coming to LA in the future.
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Melissa_l
Jan 3, 2024
Beautiful scenery, great tour - We loved our hike in Griffith Park. It was a gorgeous day weather wise, and this was complemented by a great experience. The views were stunning. We particularly liked the walk through the suburb adjacent to the park. Our tour guide, Paul, was extremely knowledge and gave us lots of interesting information. We highly recommend this tour. 10/10.
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V4663kvlaurac
Oct 9, 2023
Easy hike with great views! - Such a great tour!! Our guide, Paul, was so knowledgeable. We enjoyed the hike and all the stops on the way.
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264rios
Aug 30, 2023
Matt is an awesome tour guide. - This tour is so amazing.😁😁😁 Matt is such a great tour guide. He keeps the tour upbeat and very entertaining with bits and pieces of history, trivia and architecture. Definitely worth it being under the sun for hours. Will for sure do this again.😁😁👍👍
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Schon5
Jul 22, 2023
Enjoyable! - We enjoyed it very much. Don’t take a stroller! Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out lots of interesting spots and houses.
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Karinacn7329ks
May 31, 2023
Very Wholesome Tour - It was a great tour. It gave meaning to many sites that we would have visited without knowing their story and it covers a lot. Highly recommend it.
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191angelaw191
Apr 6, 2023
Highly recommend - Fantastic tour, guide was funny, engaging, informative! 5 stars! Great history of the park, surrounding neighborhood.
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John
Mar 28, 2023
Enjoyable - We enjoyed the hike through the neighborhood to the Griffith Observatory. Our guide (Matt) was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great recommendations for lunch after the hike.
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Socalukgirl
Oct 23, 2023
Fun hike to the Observatory - Just went on this tour on Saturday, for my birthday. Our guide was Matt. We had a good time overall. The suggestions I would make are: 1) on your website it says tour begins and ends at the same location, that is not true. Tour begins at Franklin cafe but ends at Griffith Observatory, so you either need to catch the Dash bus down or walk. 2) I don't know if this is what Matt has to do, but he talked a lot about LA transportation and how bad it is (which is true) and a few other topics that did not pertain to our walk. We stopped a lot to hear him talk and I think that is why we ran a little over in the tour. 3) Also, when we began the tour Matt said the first hill would be the hardest part, at least for me the big hills getting up to the observatory were harder so I think that should be omitted We appreciated Matt taking the time to take pictures for us of the sign and Observatory and telling us where the best spots would be for pictures. I thought we would be right near the sign, which we weren't which was an oversight on my end.
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