Located in the Hollywood hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, overlooked by the world-famous “Hollywood” Sign is Lake Hollywood, also referred to as the Hollywood Reservoir. Built by the Mulholland Dam and designed by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in 1924, the lake has a capacity of 7,900 acre-feet with a depth of 183 feet. The area surrounding the lake is called the “Lake Hollywood Park” where families and tourists often visit to spend time at the park which hosts plenty of activities including a children’s play area and picnic tables & benches for picnicking while gazing at the Hollywood sign.
The lake also offers a great spot for hikes with its numerous trails spread around and across the hills leading up to the Hollywood sign itself and other places providing great photo ops. The hike is also a great option for one to have a nice stroll or jog around the periphery of the lake offering stunning views of the hills & the sign in the background of the lake and early 1900’s architecture. It’s also a relatively easy hike since the ground is flat and not too steep.
One can park their vehicle on Lake Hollywood Drive north of the lake where the entrance is situated on the west side of the road.