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A paved road providing access to the Hollywood Sign for hikers.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

1,687' 514 m

High

1,166' 355 m

Low

523' 159 m

Up

9' 3 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Please respect all rules and signage surrounding the Hollywood Sign. It is illegal to climb over the fence surrounding the sign.

Description

Mt. Lee Drive begins at the end of Deronda Drive and heads north up the mountainside. You'll have great views of Forest Lawn and downtown Burbank during this portion of the hike. After hiking up the paved road for nearly 4/10 of a mile, you'll reach a juncture where the Mulholland Trail runs into the road. Many hikers bound for the Hollywood Sign will join Mt. Lee Drive here.

The road continues further up the hillside before wrapping around the ridgeline that sits above the Hollywood Sign. You'll be able to enjoy views of L.A. from 100 feet above the sign itself. Once you've enjoyed your time above the sign, you can turn around and follow the same route back to the beginning of Mt. Lee Drive or link up with other trails in the area to extend your hike.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

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John McKinney

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Photos

Top of Mount Lee and the iconic landmark of the Hollywood Sign.
Sep 29, 2016 near Univers…, CA
View from behind the sign overlooking Hollywood Reservoir.
Jul 25, 2019 near Hollywo…, CA
A hairpin turn in Mt. Lee Drive.
Sep 27, 2016 near Univers…, CA
High road or low road. Coming off the dirt trail to the left, you head to the front of the sign; to the right, you head to the back of the sign. Both are paved roads to the destinations.
Jul 25, 2019 near Hollywo…, CA
The view from Mt. Lee Drive.
Sep 29, 2016 near Univers…, CA
The destination looking up to the point behind the sign. There was a great view and plenty of wind on this day, plus a beautiful blue sky. This was taken from the lower location with a great view of the sign.
Jul 25, 2019 near Hollywo…, CA

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Jan 19, 2023
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Hollywood Sign Hike 4.3mi — 1h 55m
Sep 4, 2021
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Aug 15, 2021
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Aug 11, 2021
Drew Herpel
3mi — 1h 15m
Sep 16, 2020
Abe Murad
Jul 19, 2019
David Thomas
1h 00m
Jun 26, 2019
Chris Maguire
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