Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills

2 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Your expert Los Angeles tour guide will lead you on a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) Griffith Park hike to the highest peak in the park. This LA sightseeing tour features the best views of LA you will ever get. As your LA tour guide regales you with Hollywood history and insider info, you’ll hike from one of the tallest summits in Los Angeles to an overlook featuring the most spectacular Instagram photo in LA: the Hollywood Sign! This Hollywood Hills Tour wraps up with an exclusive insider tour of the iconic Griffith Observatory, the most famous filming location in Los Angeles.

Hollywood Sign
Griffith Park Observatory Insider Tour
Greek Theatre
Mount Hollywood
The Best Views in LA: Downtown, Silver Lake, Century City, and more!
Famous Film Locations
Insider anecdotes and tips from your expert local guide
Picture-perfect Instagram opportunities
…and so much more!

(*Observatory is closed Mondays)


  • 2.5-hour Hollywood Hills Hike Tour
  • Unlimited Instagram photo opportunities on this Hollywood Hills Tour
  • Expert First Aid and CPR certified professional local Los Angeles tour guide
  • TikTok filming opportunities on this LA Tour
  • Free Parking at the Greek Theater for this Los Angeles Tour. See posted signs.
  • Expert advice for your stay in LA from your Los Angeles tour guide!
  • Discounts on our other LA sightseeing tours offered by Bikes and Hikes LA Tours
  • Photo guidance and direction for epic photos with the Hollywood Sign on this LA sightseeing tour
  • Historic Los Angeles tour
  • Free Wifi Hotspot on this Los Angeles Tour
  • Insider, Skip-The-Line Access to the Griffith Observatory!
  • Entry/Admission - Griffith Observatory

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

This epic Los Angeles tour will provide you with stunning views and a wild history to make your time special!

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: The Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1247

We'll meet at the Greek Theatre and during this Los Angeles Tour we'll tell you how the historic theater came to be gifted to the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hollywood Hills, 2917-2981 Runyon Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, Los Angeles, CA

You'll hike through the Hollywood Hills on this epic LA tour.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-1299

Enter one of the most iconic landmarks in Los Angeles to experience an extensive array of space and science-related displays on this Hollywood Hills Hike tour

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Get the best shots of the Hollywood Sign for Instagram and Tik Tok Hollywood from Tiffany Point on this Hollywood Hills Tour

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068-1018

The Hollywood Hills Tour offers sweeping views of one of LA's most famous cemeteries.

Pass By: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA

Check out one of LA's most trendy neighborhoods, Los Feliz, on our Hollywood Sign hike- be sure to visit Los Feliz the next time you tour Los Angeles!

Pass By: Los Angeles River, 2960 Marsh St, Los Angeles, CA 90039-2911

See the gorgeous LA River on this Hollywood Hills Tour

Stop At: Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1401

The entire Los Angeles tour takes place inside the storied Griffith Park, and we'll showcase all of its fascinating history!

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

You'll be hiking through the Santa Monica Mountains on this LA tour.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Hollywood, Mt Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

You'll be hiking up Mount Hollywood on this tour of Los Angeles.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Lee, Mt Lee, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA

The crown jewel of this Hollywood Hills Tour is to see the Hollywood Sign high atop Mount Lee in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Century City, Los Angeles, CA, USA

You'll see gorgeous vistas of famous Century City on this Hollywood Hills Hike Tour!

Pass By: Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, CA, USA

Check out Warner Brothers, the most famous film studio in LA, in a bird's eye view on this Hollywood Hills Tour.

Pass By: Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

You'll see the shimmering skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles on this LA tour!

Pass By: Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Our Hollywood Hills Hike features views of the hip Silver Lake neighborhood

Stop At: Hollywood, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

You'll get the best views of Hollywood on this LA City tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Old Los Angeles Zoo, 4801 Griffith Park Dr Located In Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027

You'll catch a glimpse of the famous Los Angeles Zoo on this Hollywood Hills Tour!

Pass By: Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

You'll get views of the Gene Autry Museum of the American West from above on this LA tour!

Stop At: Bird Sanctuary Griffith Park, 2900 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

You'll pass by the beautiful Griffith Park Bird Sanctuary on this Hollywood Hills Hike!

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: The Walt Disney Studios, 500 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91521, USA

You'll snag an unforgettable view of the famous Walt Disney studios on this LA hike tour!

Additional information

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with your guide. There are other guests on the LA tour and we can not wait for latecomers.
  • We’ll be walking 3.5 miles (5.6 km) along what is widely considered to be an easy to moderate Hollywood Sign hiking trail
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Closed-toe shoes are required and layers are recommended
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Young children welcome but should be able to hike on their own.
  • Guests must provide their own water on this tour.
  • Guests joining this tour should be in good health, with a beginner to intermediate fitness expectation on this Los Angeles tour
  • Guests should not have a fear of heights, and should not be afraid to break a sweat on this Hollywood Hills Tour
  • Children under 2 years old are free. For this hike tour, children should be 5+ years of age, and able to hike. For guests traveling with younger children/strollers, we recommend our express Hollywood Sign Tour
  • Guests must provide their own water for this Hollywood Hills tour. We recommend that guests bring 2 bottles of water, and to hydrate before, during, and after the Griffith Observatory Hollywood Sign Hike, especially important in the warm summer months!
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • All of our tours are COVID-safe, outdoors, and physically distanced! ALL OF OUR GUIDES ARE FULLY VACCINATED! We look forward to safely welcoming you and your group to Los Angeles!
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Victoria H
April 2022

Noelle was an awesome guide! So happy we booked this hike! She made it fun and gave us great info and history! It was an awesome experience!

May 2022

Matt was a really great guide. He judged the group well and paced so that everyone stayed together whilst ensuring that we kept to time and had proper rest breaks. I loved this tour. Through the park and at each rest break Matt pointed out various bits of the city, and offered interesting snipp...

May 2022

This was a great hike, good for those that like easy to moderate hiking, don't go if you're not good with steep rocks and narrow paths. It wasn't very busy on the Friday morning we went, and we had a lot of attention from our guide Sarah. Sarah had lots of fun stories about LA in general as well ...

April 2022

Great way to start my LA trip. Hike is moderate with the elevation climb, but worth it for the views. Guide was very fun and informative.

April 2022

Very fun, great way to experience the nature of LA and learn some interesting history along the way. Noelle is a great guide, very funny and knowledgeable. It is a moderate hike, bring water and be prepared for sun.

April 2022

Excellent tour with amazing views throughout the walk. Our guide Noelle had great energy and very knowledgeable of the area. Plus a great photographer we have great photos from the trip to remember it

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