The Sign is located in Griffith Park on Mount Lee in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains. The Park consists of over 4,210 acres of natural terrain and landscaped areas and is one of the largest municipal parks with urban wilderness in the United States.
The Hollywood Sign is visible throughout Los Angeles from locations up to 10 to 15 miles away. Just look up and the Sign might be peeking out to say hello! For an up close and personal look at the Sign, check out recommended hikes and viewpoints.
Yes, the Hollywood Sign is in a restricted area and attempting to get close to or touch the Sign is prohibited. The closest you can get to the Sign is behind and above the Sign where you can enjoy fabulous views of the City. The Sign is monitored 24/7 by the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments and Park Rangers.
Of course! This is one of the best ways to experience the Sign and hiking will get you to the closest possible viewpoints. For more information, check out recommended hikes.Bring lots of water and remember that open flames (cigarettes included) are prohibited inside the park. This is an extreme fire zone and all it takes is one spark to start a wildfire.
There is no charge to see the Sign. For the most cost-efficient way to see the Sign, take the DASH Bus from the Vermont Metro Station to the Griffith Observatory view point and hike.
Certain hikes offer parking inside the park and these lots are free of charge. Some residential areas near hikes do not allow public parking and are permit parking only. These areas are monitored by parking enforcement. Please check all signage before you leave your car. There is a charge to park at the Griffith Observatory. Learn more at the Griffith Observatory website.
You can take a DASH Bus to the Griffith Observatory, which offers a fantastic view of the Sign and is the starting point for a popular hike to multiple viewpoints of the Sign. Plus, the Observatory offers a wealth of Hollywood history. Learn more.
There are no official tours of the Hollywood Sign. If you see an official tour advertised, let us know here. Hiking to or visiting a viewpoint is both self-guided and free.
Dogs are allowed on leash. Be advised that certain hiking trails are partially paved and the ground can get hot during the summer months.
The Sign is not lit at night.