Runyon Canyon Park, Los Angeles

4.5
#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. To visit Runyon Canyon Park on your holiday in Los Angeles, and find out what else Los Angeles has to offer, use our Los Angeles trip planner.
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  • This is a decent place to go if you want to get a good workout in or do some hill running. Typically there is a lot of smog in LA so if heading here expecting some magical view, this is 80% of the tim...  more »
  • We walked up Runyon early on a weekday morning. It was great to view LA from up high and get in some exercise on holiday. Lot's of lovely locals to say hi to as well.  more »
  • There is both a walk and a hike at Runyon. Be sure to bring water. Parking is an absolute disaster with no parking anywhere around. You'll want to wear your best workout clothes because you aren't the...  more »
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  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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