Ahh, the Hollywood Sign – tourist mecca. Most native Angelenos I know have either never been or ventured there only once (no doubt to take out-of-state friends). I get it, but ever since my outing on the London Eye last year, I have been trying to give these sorts of touristy things a chance. Long story short: I really enjoyed the Eye, despite my initial hesitation and aversion to all things crowded and touristy. Thus, when my hiking buds suggested a trek up to the Hollywood Sign, I of course said yes.
Even if you have no desire to see the sign, the views from the top are stunning.