Hollywood sign harder to hike to after city closes Beachwood Drive gateway

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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The Hollywood sign will be harder to get to after the city closed the gateway at Beachwood Drive.

GRIFFITH PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Getting to the Hollywood sign became more difficult as city officials closed the Beachwood Drive trailhead.

The closure stemmed from a legal battle over access to the Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables, which provides horseback rides in Griffith Park.

The ranch sued the city over the number of hikers using a 20 foot strip of land it owns and won.

Now the only access through the Beachwood Canyon gates is to the stables.

Hikers can still take longer routes via Bronson Canyon and Canyon Lake Drive to reach the Hollywood sign.

In the video player above, ABC7's Leanne Suter shows us the divide amongst neighbors over the closure.