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This is how to hike to the Hollywood Sign without breaking the law and without annoying the neighbours. It’s no Everest, but the Hollywood Sign hike does require its own kind of preparation and planning. After a bunch of research, one failed attempt that was over before it began, more research and (finally) one successful completion of the hollywood sign trail, here’s everything you need to know.

From epic shots of rugged mountain ranges to enticing stories of a lost city, the hike to Machu Picchu promises absolute magic. But apart from all the excitement that comes with booking in a big hike, one of our first thoughts is usually, “just what am I getting myself in for?” From the sheer distance and three nights of camping, to the endless stairs and altitude of Dead Woman’s Pass, the Inca Trail difficulty and it’s many elements offers a unique challenge for every daring traveler.

As the sun slowly rises above the tree canopy of the Noosa Everglades and native birds fill the air with their morning songs, we stop paddling and find ourselves floating on clouds. It’s 4:45 am and as our eyes begin to adjust to the morning light, a river of perfect reflections make it hard to tell where the water ends and the sky begins.