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Runyon Canyon Park, Los Angeles

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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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  • Excellent hiking with beautiful views and is free. We loved it and it is a great way to people watch and at the same time see breath taking views.  more »
  • This is an invigorating walk up to fantastic views of surrounding LA. The road path is easiest to go up and back. A more vigorous hike involves steps up and then a walk back down on the paved road. Go...  more »
  • Great views at sunset and cooler, but aim to be back before dark! Not a difficult hike at all. Lots of dogs around!! Don't forget water!  more »
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  • Beautiful, quiet wilderness in the dead center of the third largest city in the US. Amazing. Leash free dog park is why I go but i notice a lot of people working out and hiking here. The trails are not difficult (no hand holds required) but are steep and perilous. Fantastic views of Los Angeles and Hollywood on a clear day all the way out to Catalina Is
  • 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.
  • Great hike, moderate difficulty. Always very busy and lots of people watching. Cool views of LA when you reach the top. Pet friendly, lots of off leash dogs.
  • The scene is beautiful but parking is horrible. I am a tourist and there was no parking in the vacant lot because it was full. People were parking long the side of the road leading to the canyon. I saw everyone was doing the same so I parked. Came back 15 later I received a ticket for 95 dollars. apparently there were signs and between those signs you can park also depending on where the arrows are pointing too and I was just outside of that. Very confusing if you are a tourist not for california. You cannot get there either by public transportation. Too far. My advice wait until there is parking in the lot which will be a while and don't risk parking your car on the side of the road because the signs are to confusing. You have been warned.
  • Great place to go for a hike, with 3 main trails to choose from depending on your level of fitness. Parking however... That's a whole different challenge. Oh and watch out for dog poop, not everyone picks up after their dogs. Lots of dogs too.