Looking for a picture-perfect view of the Sign? For many visitors to Los Angeles, there is no more coveted photo than a shot of the world famous Sign. Though it is visible from all over the city from its lofty perch on Mt. Lee, it can actually be surprisingly difficult to get a well-angled shot. Many are surprised to learn that it's illegal to get close to the Sign, which is set behind restricting gates and protected by security cameras and Park Rangers. A Los Angeles Police Department officer is also stationed at the Sign 24/7. With our insider's photo guide to the Sign, you'll beat the crowds and get that perfect photo. (News organizations, commercial photographers and filmmakers, please consult our "Filming the Sign" page.) For other great locations to take a photo of the Sign, check out our tips on hikes surrounding the Sign. Check the map below to find the best location near you or visit them all for a fun day trip!