Cycling to the iconic Hollywood sign.
Ride 3.4 miles gaining 1,231’ at 6.9% average grade.
This is one of the most famous signs in the United States. The Hollywood sign was built in 1923 and is 45’ tall and 350’ long. It was originally constructed as an advertisement for a Los Angeles housing neighborhood, thus making this one of the most well-known and famous billboards in the world.
The Hollywood sign is situated on Mt. Lee in the Hollywood Hill area of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Right photo is one-quarter mile from the start
Left photo is 0.6 miles from the start.
PJAMM Adventure App at climb start.
Enter Hollywoodland at mile 1.
There are several sign viewpoints along the climb.
At mile 2.1 there is a gate that blocks the road. To the left of the gate is the entrance to the trail that takes you to the back of the Hollywood sign. We were warned by a parking enforcement officer that bikes are not permitted on the trail, but there are no signs that say that and as of December, 2020, 1370 Strava members had ridden our route with Phil Gaimon holding the KOM. Strava Segment link.
There are a couple of locations between miles 2 and 2.5 with views of the LA skyline.
That’s a wrap!!