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Mt. Lee Drive

Intermediate

Trail

1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 523' 159 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 1,687' 514 m
Low: 1,166' 355 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

A paved road providing access to the Hollywood Sign for runners.

John McKinney

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Please respect all rules and signage surrounding the Hollywood Sign. It is illegal to climb over the fence surrounding the sign.

Description

Mt. Lee Drive begins at the end of Deronda Drive and heads north up the mountainside. You'll have great views of Forest Lawn and downtown Burbank during this portion of the run. After running up the paved road for nearly 4/10 of a mile, you'll reach a juncture where the Mulholland Trail runs into the road. Many runners bound for the Hollywood Sign will join Mt. Lee Drive here.

The road continues further up the hillside before wrapping around the ridgeline that sits above the Hollywood Sign. You'll be able to enjoy views of L.A. from 100 feet above the sign itself. Once you've enjoyed your time above the sign, you can turn around and follow the same route back to the beginning of Mt. Lee Drive or link up with other trails in the area to extend your run.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

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View from behind the sign overlooking Hollywood Reservoir.
Jul 25, 2019 near Hollywo…, CA
A hairpin turn in Mt. Lee Drive.
Sep 27, 2016 near Univers…, CA
High road or low road. Coming off the dirt trail to the left, you head to the front of the sign; to the right, you head to the back of the sign. Both are paved roads to the destinations.
Jul 25, 2019 near Hollywo…, CA
The view from Mt. Lee Drive.
Sep 29, 2016 near Univers…, CA
Standing above the Hollywood Sign with the city in the background.
Sep 29, 2016 near Univers…, CA
View from behind the Hollywood Sign.
Oct 11, 2016 near Univers…, CA

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