The Beachwood Canyon entrance of a trail that leads to a view of the Hollywood Sign will re-open to pedestrians on Monday, city Recreation and Parks officials announced today.
A newly installed electric gate will limit car traffic going up the trail, but will give hikers access during park hours, which is daily from 5 a.m. to sunset.
The entrance was closed in March. Residents in the Beachwood Canyon area had complained of constant congestion from cars trickling up their roads to get to the trail.
Some parking may be available for cars around the Beachwood Canyon area for people who want to hike to see the sign, but preferential parking rules that apply on weekends on holidays may limit space. City officials encouraged hikers who want to see the Hollywood Sign to use a path that begins at the Griffith Observatory.
The gate will not allow most car traffic, but will grant entry to people are driving to the Sunset Ranch Horse Stables.
Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge said the gate is “designed to protect the community and park property during closed hours.”
“Park rangers and LAPD will continue to patrol the park so (residents) of Los Angeles and all visitors can come enjoy Griffith Park,” he said.