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Mt. Hollywood 12K | 8K Trail Run Hike

Sun January 21 - Sun January 28 Directions


Featuring the Abandoned Old Zoo, & Cathy's Corner

Griffith Park Trail 8K

01/28 7:45AM PST - 10:30AM PST
Featuring Old Zoo, Griffith Observatory & the Hollywood Sign!

Mt Hollywood 12K Trail Run | Hike

01/28 7:30AM PST - 10:30AM PST
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Mt Hollywood Trail Run | Hike Course Preview

01/21 8:00AM PST - 10:00AM PST


Old Zoo, Griffith Park


Embark on the exhilarating Mt. Hollywood Trail Run/Hike through Griffith Park, where breathtaking panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles, the Observatory, and the iconic Hollywood Sign await. This event caters to both seasoned trail runners and hiking enthusiasts, offering various route options to suit all fitness levels. Join like-minded outdoor enthusiasts as you conquer the trails together, immerse yourself in the park’s rich history, and experience the serenity of nature. Don’t miss this unforgettable adventure that combines physical challenge with stunning vistas in the heart of Los Angeles.
All participants receive the following items and perks:
  • Scenic, and well marked courses
  • Panoramic views of the Hollywood Sign, Observatory, and Downtown Los Angeles (12K Only)
  • 8k runners enjoy sweeping views of the San Fernando Valley from Cathy's Corner (the location made famous by the motion picture La La Land and television shows Modern Family and Lucifer.
  • Prizes from Fleet Feet Burbank for top 3 male and female 12k runners. 
  • Ultra-soft, ultra-comfy premium gender specific short sleeve t-shirt*
  • Unique Finisher’s medal for all participants
  • Special award for Overall and Age Grade Division Winners
  • Free Photos (w/ Mt. Lee and the Hollywood Sign, the Observatory, and DTLA, 12K Only)
  • Fast and accurate chip time results
  • Course Aid Stations (2-4) with medical staff
  • Volunteer Support
  • Gear check
  • Finish Line Fruit, Snacks, and Refreshments
  • Flexible deferral and transfer options
*Guaranteed T-Shirt Size Deadline is January 5th, Men or Women's cut

Age Groups

19 & Under
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69

Schedule of Events

7:30 AM - 12K Run / Hike Event Start
7:45 AM - 8K Run / Hike Event Start
8:15 AM – Finish Festival Opens
9:00 AM – Awards Ceremony
11 AM – Event Concludes

Packet Pickup

Packet Pick-Up will be Friday January 26th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, and Saturday, January 27th 11 AM - 4:00 PM at Fleet Feet
Race day packet pickup, at Old Zoo is from 6:15 AM - 7:15 AM. We highly encourage runners to take advantage of 15% off purchase at Fleet Feet Burbank by picking up packets on Friday or Saturday. This will only be available for those people picking up on those days. If you’re picking up on Sunday, leave plenty of time to park and check gear. It’s recommended to arrive at Park Center one hour prior to your start time. Pick up your bib Friday or Saturday to avoid the hassle of having to wake-up super early just to wait in lines.
Packet-Pick-Up location:
Fleet Feet Burbank
1516 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 238-9522


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the course terrain composed of?
A: The 12K course is approximately 4.3 miles of trails, and 3.18 miles of asphalt. We recommend you wear trail running shoes to better handle the uphill and downhill sections of the course. The 8K course is 3.14 miles of trails and 2.11 miles of asphalt.
Q: Can I get a refund?
A: No, we do not offer refunds however we do allow a one time transfer to one of our other events. Transfers must be requested at least 7 days prior to the event.
Q: Can I defer to next year?
A: Yes, we do allow a one time deferral. Deferral requests need to be submitted at least 7 days prior to the event.
Q: Are strollers or dogs allowed?
A: No, due to the terrain strollers are allowed. No, dogs are not allowed.
Q: Can I pick up my packet race morning?
A: Yes, between 6:15 AM - 7:15 AM at Old Zoo. 
Q: Can a friend pick up my packet?
A: Yes. They will need to bring a photocopy of your ID.
Q: Is there Gear Check?
A: Yes, there is a gear check at the starting line starting at 6:15 AM Sunday morning. All Gear must be picked up by 11:15 AM. Any gear not picked-up will be held in our storage for 48hrs.
Q: Will there be Aid Stations? or Port-a-potties?
A: There will be aid stations at the start/finish, and at miles 1.63, 3, 4.5, and 5.9 for the 12K. For the 8K aid stations will be at start/finish, miles 1.6 and 3.7. Porta-a-Potties will only be at start/finish.
Q: Can I register on race day?
A: Yes, cash, Venmo, and Zelle only. $60 for 8K, and $65 for 12K.


Parking & Directions

We are back in our regular start / finish location at the Old LA Zoo Picnic Area

How to get Here:
From the 5 North, take the Griffith Park exit, turn right on Crystal Springs Drive and Left on Fire Rd that leads to the Merry Go Round Parking lot.

From the 5 South, exit Los Feliz Blvd. West., turn right at Crystal Springs Drive (Riverside Dr. turns into Crystal Springs Dr.) and turn left on the Fire Rd that leads to the Merry Go Round Parking lot.

From the 134 East, exit Victory Blvd. and follow signs to the LA Zoo. Turn right onto Riverside and take an immediate left onto Zoo Drive. (Turns into Crystal Springs Dr.) Turn right on Fire Rd that leads to the Merry Go Round Parking lot..

From the 134 West Take Zoo Drive Exit. Turn left onto Zoo Drive. (Turns into Crystal Springs Dr.) Turn right on Fire Rd that leads to the Merry Go Round Parking lot.

You will arrive at an intersection where there are several activities including the Merry-Go-Round, the Wilson Harding Golf Course, and the Ranger Station. Limited parking will be available, we strongly encourage participants to carpool or Ride Share. The closest lot to the site is Merry Go Round Parking lot 2 (follow signs to the Merry-go-Round).

How to get to Old Zoo:

Search Old LA Zoo Picnic Area to find walking directions from parking up to the start / finish.

There is no physical address for the site. Nearest address for the ranger station is: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, 90027

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at



OTG Events is Glendale based event production company that is focused on producing hyper local running experiences. Founded in 2015 by Choy and Leland, OTG Event’s first production was the 2016 Griffith Park Trail Marathon Relay & 8K. Events owned and operated by OTG Events include the Griffith Park Trail Marathon Relay & 8K, and the Mt. Hollywood Trail Run.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Old Zoo, Griffith Park

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