Finally got round to checking out Hollywood Hills. Looks like there are some hiking trails around there, but I’ll have to try them out next time. Couldn’t really hike wearing jeans.
The journey took around 30 minutes from West LA, but I did take the surface streets going west on Santa Monica Blvd, then going north when you get to Hollywood. Mind you, I was just following my Sat Nav. If you leave early enough before 10am, you should be fine taking surface streets, but taking the motorway is recommended.
When you enter the hills north of Hollywood, you are greeted by a network of narrow twisty roads that weave up and down surrounded by luxury houses.
You’ll know when you arrive at the spot to take optimal photos of the Hollywood sign. There’ll be lots of people.