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Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park

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Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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 hike
Professional guide
Plenty of Instagrammable moments
Gratuities
Bottled water

Departure Point

2700 N Vermont Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

Meet guide IN FRONT OF the GREEK THEATER BOX OFFICE in Griffith Park (Box Office has a giant LED screen on top promoting upcoming events). Arrive 15 minutes before tour. WE CAN NOT WAIT FOR LATECOMERS as there are other guests joining the tour as well. This is LA, there is always traffic.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 tour and we can not wait for latecomers.
  • Guests must have a beginner to intermediate fitness expectation and be able to comfortably walk 3.5 miles.
  • 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.
  • All guests must wear masks on this tour.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: All guests must sign an online safety waiver prior to departure, to ensure a safe, contactless check in process.
  • Bikes and Hikes LA remains open! We take both the threat of Coronavirus and the needs of our guests and staff very seriously. Our tours take place in open air and require no physical contact. We are taking extra precautions to sanitize our equipment.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bikes and Hikes LA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park?
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: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park?
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: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park?
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: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park.
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What is the maximum group size during Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park.

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We had such a fun time on...
Autumn_L
, Sep 2021
We had such a fun time on our Hollywood sign hike, definitely one of the highlights of the trip! Our tour guide Erik made the whole experience even better, he was knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations! Definitely a tour that’s worth it!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
YES! We always love to hear what a highlight it is to hike through Griffith Park, and we're so glad you got to experience it was a true LA local like Erik. Come see us again soon!
star-5
An awesome hike
Corrine_K
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was amazing …… very engaging , shared great spots to check out and recommended nice restaurants and took spectacular pictures.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Corinne, we're glad you had an awesome time hiking the Hollywood Hills with George. He loves to showcase the city for awesome guests like you, and we have a ton of hiking and biking tours to explore the entire city. See you again the next time you're in LA!
star-5
Fantastic Experience A+++
Michael_W
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide, George, was the best !! Extremely knowledgeable & entertaining. Would recommend him without reservation.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
It sounds like you had an incredible time hiking in the Hollywood Hills with George! Thanks, and we hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Breathtaking Hike
Pa_T
, Sep 2021
We had a great time with our hiking crew plus our tour guy Harris. Learned a lot about LA. Definitely doing this again and would recommend to family and friends.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Breathtaking is a PERFECT way to describe the views from the Hollywood Hills and the Griffith Observatory. We're so glad you had a great time with Harris, and thanks for recommending us to your family and friends!
star-5
Amazing! Must DO
Bibiana_S
, Sep 2021
The hiking was incredible. A must do if visiting LA. George our guide was fun and made the tour memorable. 20/10! Experience was great. Bring water! It was hot. We learned from the city while enjoying nature.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Wow, thanks so much for the 20/10 rating for your Griffith Observatory Hike with George! This tour really does showcase some of the wild history of Los Angeles and Griffith Park, and we're glad you got to experience it with us. We'll see you again the next time you're in town. Thanks!
star-5
George the super tour guide
Marian_J
, Aug 2021
The hike was amazing! It was my first time hiking and out tour guide George was beyond amazing!! He kept us informed and entertained the entire hike. We taught is a lot about the history and we learned a little about him. If I was to hike again without a doubt I’d ask for George from Chicago. Amazing!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Well feel free to ask for George from Chicago again as we do multiple hikes every day. And we do bike tours! There's so much to explore in LA, and we're honored you chose to do some of the exploring with us. We're so glad you had an incredible time as George kept you entertained and informed. See you again soon!
star-5
Worth it!
Jaime_L
, Aug 2021
Great hike and even better tour guide. Sara made the trip! She was very knowledgeable….shared interesting stories abt the history of LA and what we were seeing. She was also hilarious, patient and fun to be arnd!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Sarah IS hilarious, and she's great at showcasing Griffith Park to awesome guests like you while making sure everyone is safe and having a great time... and it sounds like you did. THANK YOU!
star-5
So much fun!
Sabrina_F
, Aug 2021
Great tour! Beautiful scenic views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign. Hike was tons of fun and our tour guide Sarah was amazing!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hiking through Griffith Park is a hallmark of LA culture, with stellar views of the Los Angeles basin, a tour of the Griffith Observatory, and a great stop to take in the Hollywood Sign. We're so glad you had a great time with Sarah, thanks!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Tour
Trayauna_V
, Aug 2021
I’m so glad I chose this tour! Our tour guide Sarah did an amazing job. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. The trails and view are awesome! The trail was good for first time hikers. Very beautiful. I would recommend this.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
A hike in Griffith Park with an awesome guide like Sarah is the perfect introduction to LA's HUGE hiking culture, we're so glad you had a great time taking in the incredible views!
star-5
Great views. Great exercise. Very fun.
Ian_M
, Aug 2021
Emily was a great guide. Knowledgeable and personable. She was vet accommodating and out everyone’s preferences and safety first.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for acknowledging that hiking with a team of experts like Emily means that safety is taken very seriously. It sounds like you had an incredibly day hiking to the Griffith Observatory, please come see us again!

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