Los Angeles

Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills

Badge of ExcellenceLos Angeles, United States
Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour in Los Angeles

From US$29.00

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline as you embark on a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) hike to one of the highest peaks in Griffith Park. Follow your expert guide as they share captivating tales of Hollywood history. Snap some shots of the iconic Hollywood Sign before finishing your tour at the world-famous, iconic Griffith Observatory. Daily departures at 10am and one hour before sunset.
  • Hike through the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park
  • Take in amazing panoramic views of Los Angeles, Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley and more!
  • Choose between morning or sunset departures
  • Amazing views of the Los Angeles basin

What's Included

  • 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!
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2700 N Vermont Canyon Rd
    2700 N Vermont Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

    Meet your LA tour guide IN FRONT OF the GREEK THEATER BOX OFFICE in Griffith Park (Box Office has a giant LED screen on top promoting events). Please meet your LA tour guide 15 minutes prior to departure for check in. We are unable to wait for latecomers. Please allow time for LA traffic.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Los Angeles

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Greek Theatre

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hollywood Hills

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Griffith Observatory

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hollywood Sign

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills (Pass By)

Los Feliz (Pass By)

Los Angeles River (Pass By)

Griffith Park

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mount Hollywood

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mount Lee

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Century City (Pass By)

Warner Bros. Studios (Pass By)

Downtown Los Angeles (Pass By)

Silver Lake (Pass By)


2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Los Angeles Zoo (Pass By)

Autry Museum of the American West (Pass By)

Bird Sanctuary Griffith Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Walt Disney Studios (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

Traveler Photos

See more
Featured review
Our tour guide, Myriam, provided a wonderful tour!! She was professional, knowledgeable, and caring. She was very informative about the history of the area. She was very personable, and she continuously asked about our well-being. I would definitely recommend this tour.


854 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 854 reviews
Definitely an experience
meisha_h, Sept 2023
I really enjoyed my tour guide he was really knowledgeable and I loved the story he told while we walked. I also got in a great work out in nature while sight seeing. What more could I ask for
Response from Host, Sept 2023
We're so glad you had fun, thanks for the review!
Good Hiking Tour
Gilbert_F, Aug 2023
Good hiking tour. Chris was a really good guide. Well worth the price. Had a good time. Not very difficult of a hike. Pretty views.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks Gilbert! Glad you enjoyed!
Great Adventure!!
Maria_O, Aug 2023
Great Experience! Our tour guide was wonderful! It’s a great work out to go on this adventure, and you can see from the top of the mountains the city. We enjoined to see all the nature, the trees, birds and the butterflies while we were on the tour. This was truly a great adventure! Recommend 100%😃
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for the great review! Glad you had fun!
Great walk, Marc our...
Chiara_D, Aug 2023
Great walk, Marc our guide was fantastic! He explained the history of the park and the city, he also gave good recommendations for restaurants close to the observatory
Response from Host, Aug 2023
So glad you enjoyed your time with mark! Thanks for touring with us!
Great guide
Andre_P, Aug 2023
The information and stories shared by our guide were excellent. She had a good energy and was very generous.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it sounds like you had a fantastic time. Would you mind reaching out to us to let us know what we could have done to earn that fifth star? We're always striving to do better so all of our guests have an incredible time during their visit to Los Angeles. Thanks!
Nike-Just do it!
Marianne_M, Aug 2023
Beautiful scenery, beaut sights and smells! Who knew LA had so much lush green bush land! Tour guide was fantastic! Warm & caring and regaled us with some very entertaining Griffith & old school Hollywood history (I’m so sorry I forgot her name) but she was very memorable! Please give my shout out to tour guide Aug 4th 2023!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for your fab review! her name was Noelle, we're so glad you had fun!
Enjoyable hike
Sylvia_P, Jun 2023
Had a really good morning hiking with Emily. Interesting to see LA from a different perspective although it was really cloudy and probably didn't see the best of the views. Legs definitely get a work out and you'll need plenty of water if it's hot
Response from Host, Jun 2023
We're so glad you enjoyed.
Amazing views
Allison_R, Mar 2023
Emily was an excellent tour guide, made a wonderful hike so much more memorable, views were spectacular everywhere we looked
Great family experience
Aaron_F, Feb 2023
Chris was an awesome host. He was really engaging from the start. He gave us a clear description of the walk, some tips and advice, and was gracious with questions. He was patient as we began the walk as we were getting used to the demand of the trail. Along the way, he gave tons of history and anecdotes, kindly taking pictures and offering water if needed. We had several timely stops for rest, and the end included some recommendations for local restaurants and sites. I would highly recommend him and the trip overall
Pleasant Surprise!
Alma_S, Jan 2023
As a born and raised Angelino, I have to say that I was amazed by the scenery at this hike! The weather was perfect, the hike itself was not too difficult and Liz was an excellent tour guide. She was super knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend!
Hugh Hefner
Lauris_K, Jan 2023
We were lucky enough to be guided by Katie. Top class, dropped so much knowledge about LA, historical landmarks, secrets and tales! I even boosted to my local friend afterwards and she did not know any of this even though she was born and raised in Manhattan beach.
Great day hiking to Griffith Observatory
Cathy_M, Nov 2022
Our guide Christopher was very kind and knowledgeable. He shared some interesting facts about LA. He brought water and sunscreen for us and was a great photographer.
Best hike in Hollywood!!
Charles_D, Nov 2022
Emily our guide was awesome, fun and so informative! The entire hike was so amazing! The sights you could see from all vantage points was also incredible! Highly recommend, take water!!
A must do for LA newbies
Stephanie_B, Oct 2022
We had a fantastic time on our hike with our guide Emily. She was delightful, had super interesting facts about LA and the landscape, and went at a nice pace for the people in our group who needed more breaks. The hike itself was not that difficult. Definitely had some parts that got your heart rate up but it mostly was more leisurely. 10/10 would recommend!
Our guide Emily made the experience!
Denver_T, Oct 2022
As we were unsure the best route to take for a hike we decided we would go for a guide. And it was the best decision we could of made. Our guides name was Emily, and she was amazing. From filling us in with great information about LA, from making us laugh and making the the hike a lot more enjoyable, she really made the experience. The hike itself was breathtaking and easily the coolest thing we done in our time in LA. I highly recommend doing this.
Emily was the best!!!...
Pamela_P, Sept 2022
Emily was the best!!! She shared her knowledge of LA history with anecdotes of different movie stars the Hollywood sign She made sure we all got the best pictures!! It was not only a great hike but Emily made it better with her fun commentary And her love of what she does!
Great tour!
Jennifer_N, Sept 2022
It was a really beautiful hiking tour. Chris our guide was great, he knew some secret spots for an fantastic view over Los Angeles he also told us a lot about the city. He always took care of us, I really recommend this tour, it was really beautiful.
Hike .. be prepared!
Michelle_L, Aug 2022
This is a real hike not a stroll.. it’s steep & it’s hot in August so be prepared.. we loved it! Good number in the group, Chris set a good pace… & you got a good orientation to LA..
Eric M was a great guide...
Peter_A, Aug 2022
Eric M was a great guide and really added value to the experience. Knowledgable, articulate and helpful at all times, he makes a great story teller...even helped us out with a lift to thecstation at the end. The only reason I gave the visit 4 and not 5 stars is because the expectation for vacine evidence was not made clear, nothing to with Eric but UK kids only have paper evidence which we did not take. Apart from that fantastic.
Take the Hike
Torri_P, Jul 2022
First let me say this... If! you are second guessing if you should take the tour, let me assure you it is worth every penny. Myriam was such a treat as a tour guide, she made the tour exciting while providing a little history lesson. She was attentive and provided snacks as my group trekked up the mountain. I hope Myriam makes it on the big screen and it is everything that she hopes and dreams. Until next time!!!

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
No Photo
Griffith Observatory Hike: An LA Tour through the Hollywood Hills


2 hours 30 minutes
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Los Angeles: The Original Hollywood Sign Hike Walking Tour


2 hours 30 minutes
Free Cancellation

Explore Similar Things to Do