Runyon Canyon Park, Los Angeles
Categories: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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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This is kind of a popular hiking spot. A "be seen" at kind of place. There's a small dirt parking lot near the trailhead. Also certain spots along the street allow you to park. But make sure you read ... read more »
If you are seeking an active workout during your vacation, this is the place to be. Many locals / celebrities utilize this park daily. The path is well paved with 3-4 miles of trails that provides bea... read more »
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I hiked the east trail which did have very steep steps but overall not too difficult for me. I went around 5:30 pm on a Thursday the weather was perfect and not too crowded. Be aware there were severa... read more »
This Park is Epic with something for everyone. Kids and Sun Tanners have a grassy spot. Dogs have areas where they can run and fetch. The hikes are amazing (some very steep and difficult) that reward you with amazing views. You feel like you're outside of Los Angeles Metro when you visit this park. It's only when you see gorgeous panoramic views of the skyline that you're reminded you're in a huge city.
I love this park. I go here like every other day. Its nice to get away from the noise of the city and go for a hike in nature with spetaculer views at the top from the ocean all the way to downtown and further sometimes u can even see the planes taking off at LAX. Peak hours are the morning until like 10 am and evening starts at like 3 pm. It can get very crowded then. Dog friendly. I like to do the loop counter clockwise. There is like 3 path u can take. altogether its like 1 and half to 2 hours.
They have paved some of the trails and added water fountains. not a difficult hike but definitely a beautiful one. great place for pets on a cool breezy morning. lots of locals, especially on weekends.
Great views of Los Angeles. Fun people watching and frequent celeb sightings. Anytime friends come out to L.A. for the first time I always bring them here.
Not really a hike but definitely a great walk. Dog friendly and not too long or strenuous. Great views of LA and Beverly Hills and the Hollywood sign.
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