Hello fellow hikers, this week we'll go from FERN DELL IN GRIFFITH PARK to the top of Mt. Hollywood. This is not the hike to the Hollywood sign. It is short but it packs a good workout. With an elevation of 1,626 feet the distance round trip from Fern Dell to the top of Mt. Hollywood is 5 miles Dog Friendly: Yes, with leash. This is a wonderful intermediate hike that goes up past the observatory and all the way to Mt. Hollywood with great views at the top of the LA basin, in a clear morning, we can see the Pacific ocean. We'll have a break at the pole, don't forget to make a wish. It is a steep climb, mostly fire roads, and it is very exposed so bring a hat and plenty of water. Bring some light snacks so we can share with the group at the top, and don't forget the nuts. We'll meet in the parking lot on the left side and above the main road, after you pass the Trails Cafe. Please be there a few minutes earlier, so we can stretch and leave right at 8:00am. It will take us about 2 to 2 1/2 hours for the round trip. If you have some time to spare you can visit the Griffith Observatory on your way back, or we can have something to eat at the cafe. Please, if you are not sure by Friday night that you can be at the trail by 8:00 am, we'd appreciate it if you'd change your rsvp to "NO", so others can take your place. Please don't wait until the morning of the hike, be considerate to the other hikers. Any rain Friday night or Saturday Morning will cancel this hike. Hope to see you there. Any questions you can call me or text me at[masked] Antonio Directions: *Take the 5 south all the way to Los Feliz exit *Take Los Feliz almost all the way to the end (just before it turns into Western). *Turn RIGHT on Fern Dell and drive past the Trails Cafe. Stay on Fern Dell and look for a BIG parking lot on the left. The Organizer, Assistant Organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/ or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers and event hosts of this Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.