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Hollywood Reservoir Loop

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 92' 28 m
Descent: -91' -28 m
High: 799' 244 m
Low: 720' 219 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney with improvements by Liz

A paved loop around the entire Hollywood Reservoir.

John McKinney

Features Lake · Views

The trail is open 6:30-10am and 2-5pm daily, and 6:30am-7:30pm on weekends.

Overview

Utilizing the Hollywood Lake Trail and Montlake Dr. this loop takes you around the Hollywood Reservoir on a path surrounded by thick vegetation.

Description

Beginning from the end of Lake Hollywood Dr., the run begins with the Lake Hollywood Trail as it heads south along the reservoir on a tree-covered, paved service road. After running for a little over 1 mile you'll cross over the reservoir's south side on the Mulholland Dam. From here you'll also be able to see the Hollywood Sign sitting on the hillside high above and you'll have views of downtown L.A. in the other direction.

Continue along the Lake Hollywood Trail as it winds around the east side of the reservoir. If the road undergoing repairs is passable you can follow the trail all the way to the reservoir gate on Tahoe Drive. At this point the Lake Hollywood Trail comes to an end and you can turn left here to follow Montlake Dr. to the west for 7/10 of a mile to complete the loop and reach the original trailhead.

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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Early evening, Hollywood Reservoir
Aug 4, 2017 near Univers…, CA
Hollywood sign from Mulholland Dam
Aug 4, 2017 near Hollywood, CA
Hollywood Reservoir
Aug 4, 2017 near Hollywood, CA

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