The main hikes all start off somewhere in the neighborhoods around Lake Hollywood Park. Be careful if you go to either uber to the neighborhood or park your car outside Lake Hollywood Park (what we did). If you park in the neighborhood you will get a ticket, the park police patrol it constantly and we see many tickets given out as we walked through. From the park, you'll have an amazing view right away! Trust me, it gets even better. As you can see on the satellite image above. there are dirt paths at the ends of the neighborhood. Here you'll see signs that say trespassing fines, no smoking etc. It's very important to stay on the path or you can get a pretty significant fine. (resist the urge to get a selfie on top of the Hollywood H). Once you reach the path or the end of the neighborhood you can put the Hollywood sign into google maps and it will give you a general guide to walking up. However, midway there will be blue signs in the middle of the path, turn left here. Google maps will tell you to go straight but it will add another 30 minutes to the hike. From here it's a straight shot to the top!