Hollywood Sign HiKE with UChicago and Columbia

Join us for this joint UChicago and Columbia alumni hike to the Hollywood Sign, taking us to the two best spots for your Instagram photos! Beginner friendly.


Join us for a joint UChicago-Columbia hike to the Hollywood Sign! This will be a leisurely 4.6 miles out and back trail with only 750 feet of elevation gain and should take 2 to 3 hours. We will take the Innsdale Trail, continue up Mulholland Highway, before joining Mount Lee Drive, which will bring us up to the peak of Mt. Lee and behind the famed Hollywood Sign. All along the first part of the hike, we will be treated to stunning views of the sign, including two of the best photo spots, so make sure to wear your instagram ready hiking outfits!

All that said, this is still an outdoor hike in the summer, so we want you to be prepared. Bring sunscreen and plenty of water; hats or other head coverings may also be a good idea. The trail itself will be a mix of dirt fire roads, paved trails, and residential streets. No part of this hike is technically challenging and its short distance makes this a perfect hike for beginners.

Street parking is available but limited, so please try to carpool or use ride share if possible. Remember to allocate enough time to find parking if needed. Meet us at the trailhead at the intersection of Canyon Lake Drive and Innsdale Drive. In Google Maps, use plus code "4MHF+X6 Los Angeles, California".

Trailhead address: 6300 Innsdale Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Trailhead coordinates: 34.130, -118.327

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Event Information

Cost: Free


10:00AM - 3:00PM Sun 28 Jul 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )


Innsdale Trailhead
6300 Innsdale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068 USA

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