It's a Must... Great pictures can be taken from Griffith Observatory! You can hike, drive or take a tour!
The three routes below, the Mt Hollywood Trail, the Canyon Drive Trail, and the Cahuenga Peak Trail, offer choices for intrepid seekers, stragglers, dreamers, beginners, children, and the moderately well-conditioned.Authorized hiking trails are open the same hours as Griffith Park, from Sunrise to Sunset, 365 days a year. While enjoying hiking, please stay on authorized trails.Please beware of the extreme fire danger on the trails, parts of which are still recovering after a devastating wildfire in 2007. Trespassing is illegal. A LAPD officer is stationed near the Sign, which is protected by a fence and security cameras 24 hours a day. Thank you.
The hike is not terribly difficult but not too easy. It took us a bit to figure out where to go. Make sure to a water bottle and know where you're going because you will most likely have no cellphone service if you get lost. This may be obvious to some but, FYI, so you aren't disappointed, people aren't allowed to go up to the actual sign.
You can see the sign from the griffith observatory...