Meet a 4 PM, but leave at 4:15 PM.
Get out for a hike and get a unique perspective of one the world's most famous landmarks! This is the only legal hike that gets you close to the sign. The hike takes about 45 mins each way. It's an "Intermediate" hike. It's not a huge elevation gain, but it is fairly constant (so you're going to be hiking uphill without any flat areas for the majority of the way up).
3400 N. Beachwood Dr., Hollywood, CA 90068. Take Beachwood Drive north from Franklin. Don't veer off of Beachwood because it looks like you're going away from the sign! Meet at the end of the road--past the sign for Sunset Ranch.
Meet at the start of the Hollyridge Trail. That's right next to the parking lot. We'll hike up to the sign, take a break, then head back down.
What to bring:
Snack in case you get hungry
There is a very small parking lot right at the trailhead. Additional parking is available along the road, but read the signs to make sure you aren't parking in a permit-only zone. Note:
This hike takes us to the back of the sign. There is a fence between the path and the sign, and there are tons of cameras monitoring, and you WILL get arrested and/or fined if they catch you hopping the fence.