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Hollywood Reservoir Loop

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 92' 28 m
Descent: -91' -28 m
High: 799' 244 m
Low: 720' 219 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by John McKinney with improvements by Liz

A paved loop around the entire Hollywood Reservoir.

John McKinney

Features Lake · Views

The trail is open 6:30-10am and 2-5pm daily, and 6:30am-7:30pm on weekends.

Overview

Utilizing the Hollywood Lake Trail and Montlake Dr. this loop takes you around the Hollywood Reservoir on a path surrounded by thick vegetation.

Description

Beginning from the end of Lake Hollywood Dr., the hike begins with the Lake Hollywood Trail as it heads south along the reservoir on a tree-covered, paved service road. After hiking for a little over 1 mile you'll cross over the reservoir's south side on the Mulholland Dam. From here you'll also be able to see the Hollywood Sign sitting on the hillside high above and you'll have views of downtown L.A. in the other direction.

Continue along the Lake Hollywood Trail as it winds around the east side of the reservoir. If the road undergoing repairs is passable you can follow the trail all the way to the reservoir gate on Tahoe Drive. At this point the Lake Hollywood Trail comes to an end and you can turn left here to follow Montlake Dr. to the west for 7/10 of a mile to complete the loop and reach the original trailhead.

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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Sep 6, 2019
Jenny Kampmeier
Aug 30, 2019
Todd Paige
Feb 14, 2019
Rob Wolk
Jan 7, 2019
Gray Schierholt
Easy flat trail. Great for running.
Nov 25, 2018
Emma Vivian
Very pleasant and easy walk. If starting at the car park go right not left so you end with the good views! 3.4mi
May 20, 2018
Sean Cocca
An easy paved trail with little to no incline that takes you around the Hollywood Reservoir. No dogs allowed. Water and bathrooms available. 3.4mi
May 2, 2018
t.addison brown
went up the side along a dirt portion of the trail that leads to a view and quietude I had not experienced before. gorgeous and super cool. 6.5mi — 2h 00m
Feb 25, 2018
Eric Peters
3.4mi

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