Griffith Park celebrated its 120 year anniversary this December with an evening full of activities including a Sierra Club night hike.
Beginning later this year, parking in the Observatory lot, as well as long East and West Observatory roads, and Western Canyon/Fern Dell road will be marked up to $4 an hour, according to the Los Feliz Ledger. No stress though, as you’ll still be able to find free parking in other spots throughout Griffith Park, and will be able to ride a free shuttle from those parking lots up to the Observatory.
The Hollywood Sign sits within Griffith Park and access to the hiking trails around the Sign are only available during Griffith Park hours. The park is open from sunrise to sunset so as the days get shorter, the park will be closing earlier. Plan accordingly!
The California Mountain Lion is being threatened by encroaching human development and lack of safe freeway crossways. Read this Los Angeles Daily News article for more information on how we can save the mountain lion from extinction.
The Griffith Observatory shuttle phase II is underway. The shuttle will provide access to Hollywood Sign viewpoints and hiking trails to people who choose not to drive inside Griffith Park. Follow all the news on the ongoing shuttle here.
A reminder that trespassing to the Sign is illegal and you will be arrested. Please respect the rules set up by the city and respect that the land around the Sign is dedicated to the animals of Griffith Park. Thank you.
Hikes to the Hollywood Sign and viewpoints to the Hollywood Sign will be open Memorial Day weekend. The hikes hours are always the same as Griffith Park’s hours. Please bring plenty of water and remember trespassing to the Sign is always illegal.
We interviewed Raiden Peterson, the project manager of the 1978 Hollywood rebuild, and Greg Ashe, helicopter pilot on the project, about the challenges and triumphs they experienced while recreating the iconic Hollywood Sign. Watch this wonderful short documentary here:
With the upcoming closure of Runyon Canyon, we want to assure you that the hiking trails to the Hollywood Sign are still open. Check out our recommended trails here. And please note that the trails might be experiencing higher amounts of people so try to use public transportation or carpool when entering the park.