If you want to hike to the Hollywood Sign, you will have to use a route other than Hollyridge Trail. Access to the Hollyridge Trail through the Beachwood Gate was closed on April 18, 2017, to comply with a court order. The City didn’t just lock down the gate, they welded it shut. Which effectively closed off the Hollyridge Trail for hikers and tourists.
The Hollyridge Trail was probably the most popular and well-known hiking trail to the Hollywood Sign before the closure. Not only did it offer decent views of the sign along the way, but it was also the shortest and by far the easiest way to get to the Hollywood Sign.
Beachwood Gate welded shut on April 18th
It’s always sad to lose a hiking trail. But rather than fret about it, just use the Canyon Drive Trail. And if you don’t absolutely need to be that close to the Sign, you can always head out to the Griffith Observatory for distant views of the Sign and a few other trails.
If you are so inclined, here’s the address:
Griffith Observatory (and official Hollywood Sign address)
2800 East Observatory Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
By the way. Now some residents want ALL of the trails to the Hollywood Sign to be closed off. If you are hankering to get to the Sign, you still have a couple trails you can take. Two of which are covered here in the Day Hiking Trails blog. But who knows how long those trails will remain open.