How to get to the Hollywood sign (:

The Hollywood sign


One of the most iconic symbols in L.A is the Hollywood sign. Its no wonder travelers and locals alike love to hike to get a closer glimpse of this iconic presentation of history. 


Hollywood Sign 101



Can I touch the Hollywood Sign?


Unfortunately, you cannot. The closest you can get to the Hollywood Sign is up and above it and that is accessible by several hikes within Lake Hollywood. The overlook of the Sign offers a unique view of the Sign and incredible views of Los Angeles that can span from the ocean to downtown LA and beyond surrounding cities on a clear day.




Can I see the Sign via public transportation?


You can see the Sign via the DASH Observatory bus service, which runs to viewpoints in Griffith Park every 20 minutes, seven days a week. You can board the bus at the Metro Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station or at stops along Hillhurst Avenue in Los Feliz Village. 



What are your hours?


The Sign sits within Griffith Park and operates with the same hours. Griffith Park is open from sunrise to sunset.



I noticed the Sign wasn't lit tonight, why?


The Sign hasn’t been lit since the 2000 New Years Eve celebration and that was only for one night. Before that, the Sign hadn’t been lit since the 1940s. If you ever drive by and see the Sign seemingly lit up, that’s because the Sign is large and white and often reflects the light coming from Hollywood below.

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