This 160-acre park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains has one main loop, plus a bevy of dirt hiking trails. It's also got one of the friendliest off-leash dog policies. The sea of buff trainers and their sleek, sweaty clients can get to be too much during the busy morning and weekend workout traffic, but you'll be rewarded with some of the best views of the city (and, if you're lucky, a chance to gawk at power-walking celebs).
The southern entrance is at the end of Fuller Avenue in Hollywood; the northern entrance is off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive.
|Venue name:||Runyon Canyon||Contact:|
2001 N Fuller Ave
|Opening hours:||Dawn to dusk|
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There's nothing more LA than taking a hike at Runyon. You get great views of the city and there's always loads of people around - sometimes too many. There's a few different routes you can take which is nice so you don't get bored if you go often. The biggest downfall here is the parking situation. My best advice is to try to find someone who looks like they are leaving and very kindly ask if you can take their spot!
Great solid hike in Los Angeles - one of my favorites. As it's a loop, depending on your mood you can start with the incline or the stairs for your workout. Definitely a celebrity hotspot as I've seen quite a few stars on the trail. Please allow plenty of time for parking and note that's its a bit of a trek to get to the start of the hike!
A nice space with great opportunities for a workout either hiking or running. More urban than I expected (power lines and homes in sight from most vantages). I saw this ranked as one of the five best hikes in LA. I enjoyed myself, and there are some great views, but I have had better hikes in the city (e.g., in Griffith Park).