Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour with Transportation in Los Angeles, CA

Extreme Tours by Karmel Shuttle8250 Santa Monica BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90046
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Overview

For unbelievable views of Los Angeles, set out on the Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour. With your knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore Hollywood’s hiking trails with destinations including Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign. Along the way, your guide will tell you everything you need to know about Los Angeles and its history. Don’t forget to bring your camera on the hike!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Los Angeles Travel Experts
  • Hiking tours include a guide, video presentations, and transportation.
  • The tour departs twice a day at 10:00 am and sunset.
  • The entire experience is approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate hiking attire.
  • Remember to bring your camera!

Description

from Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour with Transportation
Breathe the air and get up close and personal with the Hollywood Hills and see it on foot! You will hike the best trails and have spectacular views of greater LA basin. You will also see the famous Hollywood sign from a perspective that few others ever have.

Your package includes round trip transportation with Karmel Shuttle Service, an expert tour guide and bottle of water. This tour is offered from all Anaheim Resort hotels and select Los Angeles area hotels.

After purchase, a phone number will be listed on your voucher to set-up a tour time and transportation.

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Shelley K
Umatilla, Oregon
"Stranded with a baby at LAX"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2019 NEW
Hour and 40 minutes late. Sent wrong vehicle (other than what was booked) Family finally picked up at midnight. Horrible! Don’t risk it!!
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Soltera
Tucson AZ
"This was the worst shuttle service I have ever been exposed to"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 27, 2018 NEW
This was the worst experience I have ever received from a transportation company ever. I have traveled all over the world and have never had such poor service. I received a text on 12/22/18 advising that I had a 7:05 pick up at our hotel to the airport. I called as soon as I got the message upon returning to the hotel. I spoke to a gentleman who sounded as though I woke him and he told me I needed to call back in the morning which I did. This was the direct number. The woman I spoke to was rude and very uncooperative. I asked if I could move it to the correct time and she said the only time slot that was available was 4:00 pm. I had a brunch reservation and could not cancel as there were 22 people involved. I told her to cancel the appointment and I would make other arrangements and take care of this problem upon returning home. She said I had to cancel within 12 hours and I told her I had called at 18 hours and was told to call back. She advised there was nothing she could do about that. I asked for a supervisor and was told that due to the holiday weekend they had a skeleton crew and no supervisor was unavailable. I told her to tell the driver not to show up and I would make my own arrangements. She said I should do what I thought I needed to do. She also told me I submitted this information in August and should have had plenty of time to correct. I advised her this was incorrect. I did not have my travel info until the end of November so that could not have happened. That is when I made the initial reservation through Costco Travel. She said that was the info she had. The shuttle showed up at 6:05 for my son and his girlfriend. There was no one else in the van. They picked up one other person at a residence. There was plenty of room on that shuttle. At 7:10, I received a call from a very unhappy driver at the hotel asking where I was. He was never told not to show up. The shuttle service from the airport to the hotel was ok. The driver was fun and made good time. However the pickup was an hour late. This worked out because my luggage was lost and I needed time to take care of that issue. There were 5 of us waiting. I cannot believe your company is so bad at customer service. The drivers were great, the man and woman on the phone were worthless and very rude. I travel to Disneyland every Christmas and have never had any problems. If there were hiccups, they were dealt with promptly and efficiently.
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Vanessa C
Auckland, New Zealand
"By far worst transfer company."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 02, 2018
Absolutely hands down worst transfer company I've ever dealt with in my years of travelling. I'm not one to write reviews unless it's exceptionally amazing, or absolutely appalling and Karmel falls under the latter. Had worst experience, and even though they were 100% in the wrong (we had all correct paperwork) and had 100% followed instructions to the tee) they took no responsibility for their appalling service, placing the blame on us. Dont waste your money!!!
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Glenn G
"They deliver, presentation could be better"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 26, 2018
We were staying in Anaheim, two families of five, and we booked transfers and tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood through Karmel. The price was good, especially considering it's a door-to-door service, not through a hub joining others on a larger bus. The vans were on time, drivers cheerful, and the transfer time was swift: about 45 mins both ways. This was partly down to favourable traffic, and partly to the drivers' willingness to frequently break the speed limit and weave through traffic, which was a bit frightening at times. The vans are a bit run down. One of the seat belts wouldn't tension on the way, just laying loose; the ceiling in three out of four vibrated noticeably or violently all the way; one of the return vans smelled nauseously of cigarette smoke and air fresheners; and one of the drivers on the return wanted to talk about chemtrails, which was plain weird. It's a pretty good service, well priced, but the experience is a bit unnerving. I don't know if this is typical LA or out of the ordinary.
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West_Van_Fam
Vancouver, Canada
"Bottom Dollar, Bottom of Barrel Service"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2018
OK. Starting with the good: (a) price was reasonable; (b) vehicle was clean; (c) we didn't die en route; and (d) we didn't miss our flight from LAX. But that was about it. The bad: we asked for a specific pick-up time, but the automated booking service determined that a pick-up 30 minutes later would be sufficient. And then the driver showed up 15 minutes late (no text or email to even tell us that we hadn't been stood up). So we ended up leaving 45 minutes later than we wanted to, and the time we wanted to have at LAX evaporated. Driver's musical selection on the radio included such classics as Jet's "Cold Hard B**ch" as my kids sat in the back listening. I definitely tried to economize on the shuttle cost, and therefore maybe I shouldn't have expected more than this. It would have been so easy to take this from an average experience to a great one.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour with Transportation

When are the hikes?
The hikes depart twice a day at 10:00 am and sunset. Sunset hikes occur on the following schedule:

  • November 2 - March 8: Departs at 3:00 pm
  • March 9 - November 1: Departs at 4:30 pm
Where do I meet for the tour?
Meet at the Greek Theatre box office in Griffith Park.

How hard is the hike?
The hike is rated easy to moderate.

Is parking available?
Yes. Free parking is offered at Griffith Park.

How long is the hike?
The entire tour is approximately 2.5 hours long.

What is included in the tour?
The tour includes an expert tour guide, water bottle, and an insiders tour of the Griffith Park Observatory (note: Observatory is closed on Mondays).

What should I bring or wear on the tour?
We recommend wearing a comfortable shirt and shorts/pants, jacket, sweatshirt or windbreaker, and closed-toe shoes. Be sure to bring your camera and fully-charged phone, too.

Is it safe to hike in Los Angeles?
Yes. Bikes and Hikes LA top priority is guests' safety. We have designed each of our tours to avoid major thoroughfares and heavy car traffic as much as possible.

Am I required to sign a waiver?
Yes. All of our guests are required to sign a waiver before they depart on the tour. If you have members of your party that are under 18, you will include them on your waiver and sign on their behalf.

Will the hike still happen if it rains?
Should Bikes and Hikes LA need to cancel a tour due to inclement weather, you will be contacted on the day of the tour. Our policy is to offer you the opportunity to reschedule your tour for a different day or to offer you a refund for the tour.

Are there restrooms on the tour?
There are restrooms available at the start of the tour and approximately an hour and a half into the tour. Please plan accordingly.

Does the tour start and finish in the same spot?
Yes.