The MLS designated area for the Hollywood Hills East is bounded by Franklin Avenue on the south, by Griffith Park and Los Feliz on the East, on the North by Forest Lawn Drive, on the Northwest just past Barham Drive to Universal City, and on the West by the 101 Freeway.
It includes the neighborhoods of Bronson Canyon, Beachwood Canyon and Lake Hollywood, and some people also think of the Hollywood Dell, Hollywood Heights and Whitley Heights as being here as well (but the MLS places those last 3 neighborhoods squarely in the Hollywood Hills West in case you are searching).
Home to the famous Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Reservoir is the place for nature here. And hikes to the Hollywood Sign are almost a right of passage!
If you're not up to the Hollyridge Trail via Canyon Drive, take the longer, easier hike via Brush Canyon Trail. Canyon Drive becomes Canyon Trail. Turn due west at the Mulholland Trail and you'll get to the sign.
For more hiking options to the Sign, visit my Facebook page and scroll down for the article I posted on this topic on April 30, 2017.
Want to hike to the Hollywood Sign?
The Hollyridge Trail access via Beachwood Canyon is now blocked off. To get to the Trail, use instead Canyon Drive to the east. You can park your car at the trailhead and go from there. Warning: this trail is steep!
Open House List in Hollywood Hills East