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Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Experience panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline as you embark on a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) hike to one of the highest peaks in Griffith Park. Follow your expert guide as they share captivating tales of Hollywood history. Snap some shots of the iconic Hollywood Sign before finishing your tour at the world-famous, iconic Griffith Observatory. Daily departures at 10am and one hour before sunset.
  • Hike through the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park
  • Take in amazing panoramic views of Los Angeles, Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley and more!
  • Choose between morning or sunset departures
  • Amazing views of the Los Angeles basin
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2.5-hour Hollywood Hills Hike Tour
Unlimited Instagram photo opportunities on this Hollywood Hills Tour
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Free Parking at the Greek Theater for this Los Angeles Tour. See posted signs.
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Discounts on our other LA sightseeing tours offered by Bikes and Hikes LA Tours
Photo guidance and direction for epic photos with the Hollywood Sign on this LA sightseeing tour
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Insider, Skip-The-Line Access to the Griffith Observatory!
Gratuities
Bottled water
2700 N Vermont Canyon Rd , 2700 N Vermont Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

Meet your LA tour guide IN FRONT OF the GREEK THEATER BOX OFFICE in Griffith Park (Box Office has a giant LED screen on top promoting events). Please meet your LA tour guide 15 minutes prior to departure for check in. We are unable to wait for latecomers. Please allow time for LA traffic.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with your guide. There are other guests on the LA tour and we can not wait for latecomers.
  • We’ll be walking 3.5 miles (5.6 km) along what is widely considered to be an easy to moderate Hollywood Sign hiking trail
  • Closed-toe shoes are required and layers are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Young children welcome but should be able to hike on their own.
  • Guests must provide their own water on this tour.
  • Guests joining this tour should be in good health, with a beginner to intermediate fitness expectation on this Los Angeles tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Guests should not have a fear of heights, and should not be afraid to break a sweat on this Hollywood Hills Tour
  • Children under 2 years old are free. For this hike tour, children should be 5+ years of age, and able to hike. For guests traveling with younger children/strollers, we recommend our express Hollywood Sign Tour
  • Guests must provide their own water for this Hollywood Hills tour. We recommend that guests bring 2 bottles of water, and to hydrate before, during, and after the Griffith Observatory Hollywood Sign Hike, especially important in the warm summer months!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bikes and Hikes LA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills.

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  • "I do not recommend that route if you are also afraid of heights." See review
  • "This hike is advertised as being “easy to moderate.” I would definitely say it is more like moderate to difficult, so be prepared for that." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great way to start the day!
Karen_A
, May 2022
This tour sounded fun so I signed up. Who wouldn't want to see the Hollywood sign and learn more about the area? Others said it was a moderate hike, and I would agree. Not too challenging at all. Best of all, our guide, Myriam, was personable, funny, and shared interesting stories about the area. At various lookout points, Myriam took multiple photos of all members of the group and even brought along extra water and snacks for us just in case. I'm so glad I took advantage of this excursion and highly recommend it.
star-5
Very nice experience! The...
Adle_L
, May 2022
Very nice experience! The guide Emily was great! We saw some pretty impressive views of the city, the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Observatory! I really recommend it!
star-5
Whoops, we missed it but ...
Ellen_M
, May 2022
The views. Definitely the views. We actually missed the tour because of poor planning with driving times, but it was still worth it. My husband has a fear of heights. I had totally missed that when I booked. We had a marvelous tour on our own and the views from the Observatory were priceless!
star-5
Great way to start my LA...
Connor_M
, Apr 2022
Great way to start my LA trip. Hike is moderate with the elevation climb, but worth it for the views. Guide was very fun and informative.
star-5
Great way to see LA from amazing hike!
Benjamin_L
, Apr 2022
Amazing hike with my 9 year old son. Liz was awesome - super knowledgeable and fun with a great personality. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a classic LA experience and to have a wonderful morning of good exercise and fun!
star-5
Totally worth it!
Victoria_L
, Apr 2022
Emily is the best tour guide we’ve ever had! She is local and know so much about LA and Griffith Park. She is funny and warm and made the experience fantastic. She takes great photos too. Griffith Park is a treasure!
star-5
Griffith Observatory Hike
Ruth_M
, Apr 2022
My sister and I had a great hike, it was a awesome experience. Our guide Eric Martinez was really nice, he was knowledge about the area, history and was very patient, he led the hike at a good steady pace so everyone could keep up, which I really appreciated! :)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Experienced guide
Tracy_S
, Apr 2022
Eric Martinez, our guide, was very conscientious with the group. His knowledge and stories he shared is what made the experience very worthwhile.
star-5
Great hike, awesome views of LA
Kevin_C
, Apr 2022
We hiked to the summit of Mt. Lee behind the Hollywood sign. Our guide George was great with the history of the sign and LA. And he took cool pics of the participants at photo op spots.
star-5
Breathtaking views of LA
Durgesh_V
, Mar 2022
I was booked on Hollywood Sign hike instead due to cancelation of the griffith observatory hike of tour operator.Nevertheless the tour was great with breathtaking views of LA from up top. Highly recoomend and a note for our guide “Harris” who have been great with inside stories about Hollywood, LA and area around. Very humble guy with great attitude. Cheers.
star-2
Good tour BAD TOUR GUIDE
Keshia_M
, Mar 2022
This hike started off soo good but then our tour guide Emma walked way ahead of us leaving my group behind. I mean she kept talking and walking without ever once looking back to see that everyone in the group wasn’t there! We did finally catch up with them but geesh
star-5
When Work trip is over
Laura_D
, Mar 2022
Great hike up bird sanctuary trail which was a good challenge. Had an option to take a harder trail to the top and we did it! Our guide took great care of the group and provided interesting details on the park and LA landscape.
star-5
Laughter and Hiking. A wonderful mix!!!
Donna_K
, Mar 2022
The hike was amazing. Sarah our guide was full of great info about LA. She’s a comedian and made us laugh along the way. I highly recommend this hike!!!
star-5
Great Hike Experience!
Jacqueline_L
, Mar 2022
Great hike! Our guide, Liz, was very knowledgeable about the park’s history and the trails. Lots of fun and beautiful views, good way to explore the park.
star-5
Glad I did this!
mj0789
, Feb 2022
My wife and I did a tour with our guide Liz yesterday afternoon who was super knowledgeable about the entire griffith park and hollywood sign, offered to take our pictures and really helped motivate and get us through the hike! For those looking to learn a few fun facts about LA, I 100% recommend
star-5
Fantastic!
Keri_O
, Feb 2022
Liz was super friendly and very knowledgeable! She made sure she slowed down and waited for everyone on the hike.
star-5
Matt was fantastic!
Linda_T
, Feb 2022
Matt was fantastic! He made sure everyone in the group had a wonderful experience, told us entertaining and interesting stories, and was pleasant and engaging the entire time. The weather was fabulous and the views were gorgeous. I would definitely do the tour again. 5 stars!
star-5
Great way to spend a day in LA
Brian_V
, Feb 2022
Harris knew it all!!! So amazing! Lots of history and fun facts. Amazing views. The hike was very manageable. Bring water!
star-5
incredible hike and tour guide!
Shana_K
, Jan 2022
The hike is gorgeous, beautiful views and skylines. Emily is smart and funny, a great guide! Some of our family members more adventurous and some more afraid of heights but Emily instilled confidence and was entertaining, smart and helpful throughout. Highly recommend!!
star-5
Best way to see and learn about LA
Colleen_B
, Jan 2022
We absolutely loved our hike on 1/14/2021. Our tour guide Liz L could not have been better. She was so cheery, sweet and knowledgeable she just MADE the experience. The hike was full of spectacular views and lead at the perfect pace for kids and parents alike. We learned so much about California history in our two + hour hike. Liz was so easy to chat with and was able to answer every question we had. She had the best recommendations for food later that night and activities for the duration of our stay. If we could give her more stars we would. Awesome COVID friendly activity that’s worth every penny!!

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