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THERE & BACK AGAIN: THE GREEK THEATER TO MT HOLLYWOOD

Hiking · Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • 2 hours
  • 1 - 6 people
  • Challenging
$10Per Person
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...and the Observatory, plus a garden, great Hollywood Sign views (and maybe even a secret spot) in between! This is a challenging, mid-paced early morning hike around 2 hours in duration (including stopping time). Being a morning hike, you will have the rest of the day to do other things. Standing atop Mt Hollywood, with all of LA at your feet, is a great way to start your day! The clear morning sky, the clouds and sun rising helps gain perspective on ourselves and the day ahead... We'll stop at multiple interesting spots mentioned along the way to rest and explore. There are water fountains and bathrooms at the halfway point both up and down (Griffith Observatory grounds). I've been hiking through out Griffith Park for 8 years and this is one of the park's most varied and enjoyable routes.
All days of the week. Early mornings, ideally 7AM. But start time can be at client's choice: anytime between 6:30 and 8AM
I've lived in Los Feliz (the immediate neighborhood) for over 7 years and have been consistently hiking all over Griffith Park for as long. Additionally, I have been an international film sales agent, and studied Anthropology in college, so I know how to communicate with different types of people from across the globe.
  • Personal water bottle (optional)
  • Walking stick (optional)
  • Hat (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
There are 2 route options on the last upward leg of the trail -- one is a bit steeper than the other gentler longer route. Depending on the guests' desires we can pick one or the other when we reach that fork in the road. Bring a walking stick if you feel it would be helpful, and an optional bottle of water (there is a water fountain along the way to refill). There are decent bathrooms outside Griffith Observatory. Bring a camera too: there are some great views of the Hollywood sign along the way (and I am a good photographer).
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Vista Del Valle Drive & North Vermont Canyon Road
  • Day 1
    [1] Start Time: meet just south of the Greek Theater (at intersection of Vista Del Valle Dr. & North Vermont Canyon Rd.). Plenty of free parking here. Introductions, discussion of the park and trail ahead. [2] T+10 minutes: begin Hike on wide dirt trail. Its moderately strenuous for the first 5 minutes. [3] T+30 minutes: reach Griffith Observatory grounds, admire view, take photos, water fountain and W/C stop. [4] T+40 minutes: begin hike to Mt. Hollywood [5] T+45 minutes: decide upon easy or mid level trail (10 minute difference in length) [6] T+55-65 minutes: decide upon easy or hard trail (10 minute difference in length) [7] T+65-85 minutes: reach peak of Mt. Hollywood, admire view, photos for 10 minutes [8] T+75-95 minutes: begin descent [9] T+80-100 minutes: stop at Dante's Garden, explore Garden, water fountain for 5 minutes [10] T+85-105 minutes: continue descent [11] T+95-115 minutes: reach Observatory, water fountains, bathrooms [12] T+100-120 minutes: continue descent, (if time permits) optional secret Greek Theater free concert viewing spot [13] T+120-130 minutes: reach starting/ending point, good byes, answer questions about the park, LA, and good nearby breakfast options.
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood
  • There & Back Again: The Greek Theater to Mt Hollywood

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$10
Per Person
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