Runyon Canyon Park, Los Angeles

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#2 of 9 in Nature in Los Angeles
Runyon Canyon Park represents an urban wilderness with desertlike habitat within one of America's most bustling cities. The park features hiking and picnicking areas, including an off-leash dog park (unleashed dogs are also permitted on hiking trails). Since it's close to Hollywood, you may spot celebrities here. Be sure to bring water with you; there are no water sources along trails. Nearby parking can be a challenge to find. Using our online itinerary creator, Los Angeles attractions like Runyon Canyon Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We caught an uber to the entry and walked the east to west ridge. It was quite hot that day so we went early! A few drinking stations to refill the bottles. Beautiful views! A must do when in LA  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This is a bit of a hidden gem in the back of a regular neighborhood not far from sunset strip. It gets busy and there are lots people using it but it's a little peace and calm from LA traffic and some...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This place is less tourism than Hollywood and Griffith.park, you should definitely try this one, more local people aswell.  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    A must for an afternoon hike that rewards with magnificent views of the greater LA metropolitan from Downtown LA in the east to Culver City in the west. The hiking trails have been upgraded and include a mixture of winding gravel paths as well as the fire truck roads (very safe!). Parking is tricky and limited at both entrances, so be prepared to do a little searching or waiting for a spot to open up. No celebrity sightings, so I suppose I will have to return...
  • July 7, 2017
    Challenging enough for most. Paved portions for the sandal crowd, off road for the adventuresome. Great people watching, it is after all in the middle of Hollywood. Weekends get crowded. Drinking fountains in strategic spots. Go with friends or headphones, you'll have fun either way
  • May 18, 2017
    The go to dog park in Los Angeles. Miles of trails and plenty of amazing vistas await. Come prepared. Bring poo bags for the dogs, some sunscreen and containers for water. It's easy to get dehydrated here, and there isn't much shade either. A great place to mingle with everyone, and their dogs too.
  • April 18, 2017
    My most favorite place to workout. I come as early as 5 - 6 am and as late as 6-7 pm and the view here is beautiful. Today at night there was amazing fog. A lot of people bring their dogs here to walk them and at the same time get a great and refreshing work out. At the entrance (the bottom of the canyon) there is a special grass field designated for yoga enthusiasts.
  • July 3, 2017
    Come early, great place to seriously train. Come late, great place to seriously waste time. To each his own. Great outdoor workout in the city

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