Take a trail ride through Griffith Park
If you keep driving up Beachwood Drive in search of the Hollywood Sign, eventually you'll hit a dead end at Sunset Ranch Hollywood's cluster of horse stables. The ranch offers a variety of daily trail rides through Griffith Park. Pricier and longer rides include meals or a trek to the top of the park or Mt. Lee, but even the basic one-hour ride lets you snag a close-up look at the Hollywood Sign along with sweeping views of the hills and L.A. cityscape below.