Trail to Hollywood sign temporarily closes

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View from behind the Hollywood sign, reached by Hollyridge Trail. Photo via

This week it’s going to get a little harder to get an up-close view of the Hollywood sign.

The entrance to the Hollyridge Trail near the Hollywood Sign will be closed for about five weeks, starting Tuesday.

The city of Los Angeles is about to erect a heavier and bigger gate that’s harder for people to jump over.

Residents are celebrating. Tourists are grumbling. And it’s all a day in the life of a popular destination among out-of-towners.

Kevin Roderick is editor of LA Observed, and spoke with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis.

The Hollywood Sign in 1978.
The Hollywood Sign in 1978. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)