Winter Hike #9: Universal City, CA
Located near Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park, Cahuenga Peak is a fun urban hike. There was no sign enforcing the leash rule so I assume off leash is allowed there. However, if you are approaching a crowd, for everyone’s safety including your pup’s, I recommend you to put your dog on a leash.
Even though it’s less than 4 miles to do a loop, the steep climb and the views make this trail interesting and challenging at times. Overall, it’s rated moderate.
At the Wishing Tree (aka Wisdom Tree), you have a 360-degree view of the city below. I continued on and hiked up to the Hollywood Sign at the top of Mt. Lee. I will leave the trail map below.
Good to Know:
There is no place to park at the trailhead on Wonder View Drive. I recommend you turn right at Lake Hollywood Drive and park on the street. Around 7:30 am on Saturday, there was plenty of parking. However, when I came back to my car around 10:30 am, the street was packed with parked cars.
Details on the Hike:
- Date: 02.14.15
- Trail Map
- Distance: 3.5 miles
- Elevation Gain: 964 ft