The hike to the Hollywood Sign started at the end of Beachwood Drive, just by Sunset Ranch. The horses from the ranch dusted up the first part of the trail—not just from hoofs and horseshoes. After the fork to the left, it got much better. The midday sun was beating down pretty hard. Just before the top, we had nice shade and beautiful sweeping views to the north. From the summit, the Hollywood Sign stood below us, fenced of and guarded by high surveillance equipment. A small dwarf tree provided some shade. The view was a 360° panorama. Coming down, we visited Griffith Park as well.