It’s fitting that the Hollywood Sign, the worldwide symbol of the entertainment industry, was conceived as an outdoor ad campaign for a housing development called “Hollywoodland.” Although the Sign’s appearance and purpose have evolved over the years, its basic aspirational message remains the same: This is a place where magic is possible, where dreams can come true.
Although you can not touch the sign, there are many hiking trails that lead you up close and personal. The easiest being from Griffith Park. To find out more, visit http://hollywoodsign.org/hiking-to-the-sign/.
This is a great hike -with a nice carrot at the end! From where we started (Bronson Canyon Parking) it was just shy of 6 miles round trip. It isn't very strenuous - it alternates between uphill, flat and down hill so it gives you a break just when you need it. Full Review