“The feeling I get from an amazing view can best be described as a ‘euphoric high’. Not to mention the leisure and fitness benefits of the mountains. Runyon Canyon is a great place to hang out in good spirits, clear your mind, and challenge your body all at the same time. Run the earth!” – Johnny
Runyon Canyon – Los Angeles, CA
Runyon Canyon Park is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Los Angeles and often shows up on publishers’ lists of best hikes in LA. This 130-acre dog park is located in Hollywood on the east end of the Santa Monica Mountains, providing hikers with a few overlapping loops and great views over Hollywood. For a quick Runyon Canyon hike, try a 1.65-mile loop with 500 feet of elevation gain, or get more of a workout on a larger 2.65-mile loop with 700 feet of elevation gain. To really stretch your legs, extend things even further for a 3.25-mile hike with 800 feet of elevation gain.The majority of the trails in Runyon Canyon Park are wide dirt and paved fire roads, but there are also single-track trails that are often steeper and less maintained. This is a crowded park, so if you are a trail snob expecting peace and quiet, Runyon Canyon probably isn’t for you. If you are just looking for a bit of outdoor exercise with added people watching, Runyon Canyon is perfect.
Sunday to Saturday: 24/7
2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046