Griffith Park to Hollywood Sign Hike

June 3, 2017 • Los Angeles, CA

Hike through rolling hills to stunning views of the iconic Hollywood sign...
Explore the wilderness of the "City of Angels"...
Ascend 1,000 ft. to gaze upon a windswept vista overlooking downtown Los Angeles and, on a clear day, the blue Pacific...

These are just a few of the attractions on the Hollywood Sign hike from Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA.

Griffith Park is a southern California treasure, and the Hollywood sign is an iconic symbol known worldwide. Volunteer hike organizer Laura Skorich has hiked countless miles at Griffith Park throughout her life and will be a great guide as she leads us on the trails.

You will have a choice of hiking either 5.5 miles for a moderate walk to a great viewpoint of the Hollywood sign or an intermediate 7.5 mile hike with a close-up look at the back of the sign from the summit of Mt. Lee. When we get back to the parking lot, there will also be an optional short side trip to the Batcave (from the 1960's Batman television series). Both groups will hike the first four miles together.

Meet new friends and enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains just minutes from anywhere in LA.

Registration Is Free

Instead of charging a fee, we ask your help raising funds for mental health research and trail maintenance.

It's fast and easy! When you register, you will be able to personalize a sponsorship page and share it through email and your favorite social media such as Facebook or Instagram. How does it work?  

Every little bit helps, and there is no minimum to raise – we just ask that you help us spread the word, then come join us on the trail.

Get a Free Hiking Shirt

Our quick-dry shirts look and feel great, on or off the trail.

Every registered hiker who raises at least $100 will receive a HIKE for Mental Health shirt as a token of our appreciation.

Available in men's or women's sizes SMALL – XXL.

When you register, we will ask your size preference. Once you reach $100 in donations to your fundraising page, we will get your shirt to you.

If you hit the $100 ten days before the hike, your hike leader will have your shirt for you on hike day. Otherwise, we will mail it to you after the hike.

So help us raise money and awareness for this great cause.

For a Good Cause

HIKE for Mental Health is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

All contributions are tax deductible, and 100% of the hike donations support our mission.

Eighty cents of every dollar funds mental health programs, including break-through scientific research into PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar spectrum disorders, depression and other major mental ilnesses. Through research we can find better ways to alleviate the suffering that affects 1 in 4 American families.

The remaining twenty cents maintains wilderness trails across the U.S. By supporting non-profit, volunteer groups that care for our trails, we help preserve wilderness experiences for generations to come. The trail funds from this hike will go to the Placerita Nature Center to help restore trails and damage from last year's devastating fires. Where the money goes.

Hike Details

Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA
Date: June 3, 2017.
Time: 8 AM to 12:30 PM. Exact times and locations with directions provided to registered hikers only.
Distance: 5.5 miles or 7.5 miles with an optional additional short side trip to the Batcave after the hike.
Difficulty level: Moderate to intermediate/difficult.
Suitable for beginners? Absolutely! A great hike for beginners who and can readily climb 4 flights of stairs and still be smiling.
Registration fee Registration is free.
Pet friendly? Dogs are welcome in the park but must be on a leash no longer than 6 ft.
Sponsorship amount: The hike goal is $1,000. There is no minimum required to join the hike, but if every hiker raised $100, we would get very close to our goal.
Free shirt: Hikers who raise $100 or more will receive a free HIKE for Mental Health quick-dry hiking shirt.
Free stuff: The top fundraiser for this hike will receive an autographed copy of Walking North by Mic Lowther, generously donated by Mic.Walking North is a story of discovery, a story of realizations about the natural world that come slowly, gradually, to someone who doesn't even know he is looking for anything. Mic and Jerrianne Lowther, with ten-year-old daughter, Kyra, start optimistically one first day of spring to walk from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail. Walking North is a thoughtful narrative, descriptive at times, touching at times, humorous throughout. The winner will be the hiker registered for this hike with the highest fundraising total on his or her fundraising page by the end of day on June 10, one week after the hike.
Hike directors:

Laura SkorichLaura Skorich returns for her 4th year as a Hike Organizer for HIKE for Mental Health. She also leads hikes through a weekend Meetup group. Her energy and passion is bound to make this hike lively and enjoyable.

This is a new venue for Laura's Hike For Mental Health. In previous years it has been held at Placerita Canyon. However, due to last year's fires and the subsequent damage due to erosion from our winter rains, the location was changed. This is a great opportunity for those of you in Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley to visit LA and see the iconic Hollywood sign!

Trail Map

Every HIKE for Mental Health is an opportunity to:

  • get away from the hustle and bustle of work-a-day life and enjoy the beauty of Nature
  • renew old friendships and make new ones
  • have a great time hiking with a good group of people
  • stand up against the stigma of mental illness
  • discover your new favorite get-away
  • raise money for a great cause

Come on out and join us!


If you have any questions or ideas, please contact us.

We are glad to talk with you about your hike and how you can help HIKE for Mental Health.

We hope you will make HIKE for Mental Health a part of your hike.

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