Across the street and 100 ft past the Greek Theater Box office.
For clarification, this is an intermediate level hike. Our goal is to sweat and strain, and work towards getting into into running condition. Not there yet...
Here is a picture of the Aberdeen Trailhead across from the Greek Theater:
Fast walk 10 miles from the Greek Theater to the Hollywood sign on fire roads. 3.5 hour walk. Joggers welcome.
This is an intermediate hike, so we won't be making many stops. This will be on trails, so running shoes are preferable to hiking boots. No backpack necessary. Bring 1 liter of water.
We will take a loop from the Aberdeen Trial, transition to Hogback Trail, and then detour to Mt. Hollywood for a first stop.
Then, we will go down to the Ridge Trail to Mount Lee - Hollywood Sign - for a second stop.
Then, we will go along the Mulholland Trail fire road, to Mulhulland Highway, and up the dirt ramp towards Mount Hollywood. We will skirt the peak to make a full loop going around the Observatory.
Above is a picture of the back side of Griffith Observatory. Taking the crossroads East goes back to the Vermont/Hillhurst park entrance. Breaking to the West is Western/Fern Dell, which adds another mile.