This is a CO-ED event, feel free to bring spouses, friends, conquests, potential conquests and/or the person you wake up next to. All are welcome! Wear light, comfortable clothes and bring a towel, if you sweat a lot. WATER IS MANDATORY!! The hike should take about 120 minutes. This is a Dog Friendly Hike!!
The Wisdom Tree
3052 Lake Hollywood Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Meeting Time: 9:30am
(Do Not Use Apple Maps - Use Google Maps)
GPS Coordinates: 34.131390, -118.337740
About the Location:
There are many ways to hike to the back of the Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park, but only one that feels like an actual wilderness adventure. The recently-added trail to Cahuenga Peak passes the beloved Wisdom Tree (the only tree in the area to survive an early 2007 fire), hops along a ridge on some gorgeous single-track, and then finally joins with the more tourist-friendly paved route on the back of Mount Lee. If you want to hike to the Hollywood Sign and still have a bit of solitude, this is the hike for you.
Cahuenga Peak is the twelfth highest summit in the Santa Monica Mountains at 1,820 feet, and offers excellent views over the east side of the range. The peak is linked to Hollywood history, having been purchased in the 1930s by Howard Hughes who desired to build a home here for Ginger Rogers. She refused, and decades later a group of investors set out to build a housing development on the peak. This time it was the citizens of Los Angeles who refused. In April of 2010, Cahuenga Peak was rescued from impending development by the Save the Sign Campaign, which purchased the peak and donated it to Los Angeles to become part of Griffith Park.
From the 101 Freeway exit on Barham Boulevard and drive north for 1/3 of a mile. Turn right at the light onto Lake Hollywood Drive. Take this winding road for half a mile to the intersection with Wonder View Drive. Park along the street and begin hiking up Wonder View Drive.
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