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Runyon Canyon Park and its hiking trails are temporarily closing in April

Michael Juliano

It's time to branch out, Angelenos, because everybody's go-to hiking spot is closing for a few months.

Runyon Canyon Park and its multiple, popular hiking trails will close from April to July, according to KTLA. You can blame the springtime shutdown on the Runyon Canyon Water System Improvement Project, which will replace an accident-prone, mile-long pipe that runs through the park.

Despite the closure, the yoga field near the Fuller Avenue entrance will remain open.

While we can't argue with Runyon's panoramic views, we've always considered its yoga pants and dog poop-filled scene to be overrated. Consider this an opportunity to scope out quieter, more scenic spots like Temescal Canyon or one of our other favorite hikes (including some with waterfalls).

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