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 Griffith Park. 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 on a clear day.
Do you offer tours to the Hollywood Sign?
It is illegal to go near the Hollywood Sign. We do not offer any tours to the Sign and if you ever see any offered, they are illegal.
Can I have a photo shoot or film shoot at the Sign?
You can find more information about filming or photographing the Sign here. Any commercial project requires both a filming permit and a licensing fee.
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. Click here for more information.
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 lost something while hiking, do you have a lost and found?
We do not but you can check at the Griffith Park information center. Their phone number is listed here.
Are dogs allowed on hiking trails?
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash. Please be sure to pick up any dog waste and dispose of it properly.
The road sign says no stopping but is it OK to grab a quick picture?
Please avoid getting out of your car in the middle of these mountain roads. The roads are narrow and stopping your car causes congestion or, worse, accidents. Please follow posted road signs even if you are just snapping a quick picture.
Is smoking allowed near the Sign?
No! California is a very dry place and Griffith Park is almost always at a high risk for fire. Please do not smoke or light any flame while inside the park.
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 1940’s. 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.
I love the Sign! Can I support it?
The Hollywood Sign is protected by the Hollywood Sign Trust, which is a 501c3 non-profit. You can make a tax-deductible donation here. All proceeds go towards protecting and maintaining our historic Sign.