The hike starts out on a fairly even path and within 5 minutes you're able to take in beautiful views of Los Angeles. This is a popular trail so be prepared to hike with a lot of people.
The Hollywood sign! I'm not sure if this trail will take you all the way to the Hollywood sign, and either were the 5 other people that asked us that question along our way. Take note that the trailheads and trails themselves are not well marked in this area. There were a couple of instances where we didn't know which path to continue on. A lot of people were asking for directions and we saw some people back-tracking after making a wrong turn. Just keep an eye on the path you take so you can take the same one back.
The Griffith Observatory with downtown Los Angeles in the background. Simply stunning.
The San Gabriel Mountains in the distance
About halfway up there is a nice little lookout and resting spot. It's a great spot to take a picture with the Hollywood sign in the background.
Looks like a scene out of a fairy tale, no?
The last little bit of the hike is a steeper climb to the top, where you are rewarded with...
...a ridiculous view of Los Angeles. So pretty! It was a little overcast on this day, but that didn't take away from the view and the fresh air at the top. There were about 10 friendly butterflies at the top that would let you get fairly close to them.