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  • Did a full day walking tour of LA. Our tour guide Damien was very knowledgeable and passionate about giving us all information in a clear and concise way. The tour was very well planned and organised and was not tiring.

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  • We did the Hollywood tour and loved it! The tour was at a great pace and the guide (Vicky) was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. Thank you

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  • Booked the Wild Wild West To Now tour, our guide Terry was great! (He) was very knowledgeable and the tour brought us to some really cool DTLA areas we've never been to which was so much fun! Definitely worth the reasonable price. THANK YOU TERRY!

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  • We had an Amazing Murder, Mystery & Ghost tour with Damien and Dante... thank you very much from Italian Girls... very interesting and funny… absolutely recommended!

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  • My boyfriend and I took the Heart of Hollywood Tour and had a wonderful experience with Stuart. Really helpful for personal questions, funny, full of knowledge and a passion for Hollywood. Can't recommend this enough!

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  • Angela took us inside some beautiful Broadway theaters, told us about LA history and was very enthusiastic about her city. The great thing was that she actually took us inside the buildings. Plus after the tour we went for the 35cent cocktails! Great tour and great guide!

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  • I did the Historic Core Tour!!! It was an awesome walking tour and very informative even for this Angeleno!! I am downtown daily and drive past this area and never knew the history of various locations of the city!! This provides that!! 

    David Cook L. Yelp
  • My son and I booked and completely enjoyed a private tour. We had a wonderful evening! Damien took us on a fun, informative tour. My son loves photography, and Damien did not disappoint, as he took over 300 photos!

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Mount Hollywood Hike

Mount Hollywood Hike


$40 / pp
Free / child (7-11 y.o.)
Children 0-7 y.o. not advised


4 miles
An easy distance
Half of it’s downhill


3pm – 6pm in Winter (3 hours)
4pm – 7pm in Summer (3 hours)
See the sun set over Los Angeles

One of the best things about Los Angeles are the amazing parks we have here. The most famous is Griffith Park. Over five times the size of New York’s Central Park, Griffith Park is a wonderful resource right in the middle of L.A. On any day you’ll find Angelenos hiking, walking their dogs and jogging the many trails that criss-cross the park. Now you can enjoy it on our Mount Hollywood Hike.

For the Mount Hollywood Hike we’ll meet you at the entrance to the park, by the Greek Theater. You’ll then hike up through the Bird Sanctuary and into the Hollywood Hills as we tell you about the early inhabitants of the Los Angeles area, the Tongva. As we climb the hills you’ll see Los Angeles spread below you, so it’s a great way to get an understanding of how the city developed and how the different areas connect with each other. From the summit of Mount Hollywood you can see almost the whole of L.A. – the San Fernando Valley, Glendale, downtown and the Westside. From there we’ll follow the trails down, stopping at some of the best places to get photos of the Hollywood Sign, to the Griffith Observatory. We’ll finish your Mount Hollywood Hike by giving you a quick tour of the Observatory, before leaving you to enjoy this fantastic free museum. Great exercise and unforgettable memories!

Our tours can sell out. If you cannot make a booking email us at [email protected], telling us when you want to do the tour and how many guests are in your party, and if we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.


*Cost: $40 pp (5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization).

*Hiking Distance: 4 miles.

*Difficulty level: moderate (most of the hike is on surfaced roads, but the climb can be steep).

*Hike starts 3 pm (winter) or 4 pm (summer), Greek Theater (map). We’ll give you detailed info on the meeting point when we confirm your booking.

*Hike finishes 5.30 pm (winter) or 6.30 pm (summer), Griffith Observatory (map).

*Children from 7-12 y.o. do not have to buy a ticket. The hike is not recommended for children under 7 y.o.

*Price includes free bottle of water.

*When booking this tour you’ll get a discount code giving you 10% off any of our other tours (apart from the Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour).

*If you want to explore L.A. more you can do our Mount Hollywood Hike on the same day as The Real Hollywood Tour. It also fits very well with all our other tours.

You Can Book This as a Private Tour starting at just $240 for up to 10 guests


This hike is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer the hike in other languages at this time.

All guests must be in appropriate physical condition. We cannot slow the hike down significantly to accommodate guests who are not in appropriate condition.  If you have mobility issues please contact us.

For the hike you must wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring sun block.

We never cancel the hike in advance due to the weather conditions.

You are entirely responsible to make sure you are at the meeting point at the correct time. If you’re significantly late you may miss the hike.

We know your plans can change, but there are no refunds or exchanges within 48 hours of the hike start time.

You must book in advance.


Subject to change at our discretion.

Experience Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world
The famous Greek Theatre
Enjoy the best views of downtown, where L.A. began in 1781
Learn about the early inhabitants of these hills, the Tongva
See the entire city of Los Angeles spread out below you
Catch glimpses (and photos) of the Hollywood Sign
Dante's Peak - a hidden garden in Griffith Park
Hike all the way to Mount Hollywood, the highest point in the Hollywood Hills
Griffith Park is the best place to get photos of the iconic Hollywood Sign
Finish the hike at the fascinating Griffith Observatory museum