This is the beautiful city that I live in, Eagle Rock, with the view of downtown not far away. A few months ago, I took a quick hike up this hill and wanted to follow the trail, but didn't have the time, so I came back 2 weekends ago when I had a spare 2 hours and did this trail:
From the 134 heading east, you exit Harvey and turn Left. Then a Right on Holly, and go a short distance to the end of the street where it curves around, where the trailhead is. The first 20 minutes is a steep climb up some rocks. This is the hardest part of the hike, so it starts you out pretty tough, but is peaceful the rest of the time. Here is a picture of the view soon after you reach the top of the mountain:
A gorgeous view of downtown for most of the hike! It was overcast, but made for some good hiking weather.
A view of Eagle Rock. This trail doesn't go to the actual rock. I'll still have to find it some other day.... I think the rock is off of Figueroa St. You can see the Figueroa exit sign in this picture: