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The Official Site of Los Angeles' famous landmark sign.

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  • 03/20/17--23:59: FEBRUARY 2017
  • The Los Feliz Ledger reported on the Griffith Traffic Plan in an article titled ‘Griffith Traffic Plan Progresses Amid Objections.’ Click here for the article.

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  • 03/21/17--00:02: March 2017
  • Extended DASH bus service starts in the park. To find out more, click here

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  • 05/12/17--11:25: April 2017
  • The Hollyridge trail is now CLOSED.  For other hiking alternatives, check out our hiking to the Sign page. 

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  • 07/26/16--01:59: July 2016
  • Fire risk is HIGH in the Hollywood Hills.  Firefighters have been hard at work trying to contain a forest fire near our famous Sign. Please be careful while hiking in the dry hillside and do not bring any open flames (cigarettes, campfires, fireworks) into the park.

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  • 10/10/16--01:55: October 2016
  • The Hollywood Sign sits within Griffith Park and access to the hiking trails around the Sign are only available during Griffith Park hours.  The park is open from sunrise to sunset so as the days get shorter, the park will be closing earlier. Plan accordingly!

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  • 10/10/16--01:56: September 2016
  • The California Mountain Lion is being threatened by encroaching human development and lack of safe freeway crossways. Read this Los Angeles Daily News article for more information on how we can save the mountain lion from extinction.

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  • 10/10/16--01:57: August 2016
  • The Griffith Observatory shuttle phase II is underway.  The shuttle will provide access to Hollywood Sign viewpoints and hiking trails to people who choose not to drive inside Griffith Park.  Follow all the news on the ongoing shuttle here.

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  • 11/15/16--00:54: November 2016
  • Beginning later this year, parking in the Observatory lot, as well as long East and West Observatory roads, and Western Canyon/Fern Dell road will be marked up to $4 an hour, according to the Los Feliz Ledger. No stress though, as you’ll still be able to find free parking in other spots throughout Griffith Park, and will be able to ride a free shuttle from those parking lots up to...

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  • 12/17/16--00:53: December 2016
  • Griffith Park celebrated its 120 year anniversary this December with an evening full of activities including a Sierra Club night hike. 

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  • 01/20/17--00:51: January 2017
  • The LAPD and Hollywood Sign Trust announce a new plan to tighten security at the Sign. Click here for the article.

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  • 03/20/17--01:49: February 2017
  • The Los Feliz Ledger reported on the Griffith Traffic Plan in an article titled ‘Griffith Traffic Plan Progresses Amid Objections.’ Click here for the article.

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  • 03/21/17--01:32: March 2017
  • Extended DASH bus service starts in the park. To find out more, click here. 

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  • 05/12/17--01:18: April 2017
  • The Hollyridge trail is now CLOSED.  For other hiking alternatives, check out our hiking to the Sign page.

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  • 07/29/17--15:53: July 2017
  • Every year in July, we get a slew of requests from reporters wanting to cover the Sign’s birthday. In truth, we have no idea the specific day the Hollywood Sign was unveiled (remember it was a billboard back in the day so not very newsworthy), although through extensive research, we do know it was erected in 1923. So wish it a happy anniversary not a happy birthday!

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  • 08/31/17--12:36: August 2017
  • Griffith Park celebrated the partial solar eclipse in style. The observatory offered glasses, lectures and more for the big universal event, which swept our nation. Reminding us that while Hollywood is full of stars, some of the best ones out there are up in the sky.

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  • 09/28/17--13:05: September 2017
  • A note from Chris Baumgart, Chairman of the Hollywood Sign Trust, on the passing of long time Hollywood Sign Trust supporter and Hollywood icon, Hugh Hefner, who died September 27, 2017 at the age of 91: “All of us who love the Hollywood Sign–and those who admire it from afar–say, “Hats off to Hugh” for keeping the dream alive on Mt.Lee. In 1978, when the Sign had deteriorated beyond repair,...

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  • 10/28/17--08:36: October 2017
  • A year since it’s approval, the DASH bus line to the Griffith Observatory has been a huge success! According to this Los Feliz Ledger article, ridership has increased 50%: “The extended hours and weekday service was instituted March 21st and since then, 143,715 passengers have boarded the Observatory DASH route. During the same period last year, there were 26,886 passengers,” said Oliver Hou, with LADOT. To see how you can...

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  • 11/14/17--12:09: November 2017
  • The Financial Times did an excellent report on the tourism issues surrounding the Hollywood Sign. Click here to read the article.

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  • 12/14/17--12:16: December 2017
  • The Hollywood Sign was featured on NBC’s 1st Look “Grimy Gigs” where they followed the Hollywood Sign’s maintenance company Duggan & Associates and participated in the sometimes-dirty work involved in keeping the Sign clean. Click here for the story, and forward to minute 12 to view the segment.

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  • 01/28/18--19:12: January 2018
  • We added a new featured photographer to our list. Please check out RD Willis who recently shot a time lapse of the Hollywood Sign for the NFL.

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