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Runyon Canyon Park

Trail, Dog Run, and Scenic Lookout
Los Angeles
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  • Has a stamp of approval from The Wall Street Journal and LA Weekly
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  • Nick L.
    "Free yoga, fresh air, panoramic views, and doggy poo."(9 Tips)
    Alan B.
    "amazing views of Hollywood Sign and pretty much all LA."(7 Tips)
    ciaoasia
    "Bring water and shoes"(9 Tips)
    Elena M.
    "My favorite hiking spot good for cardio and running"(6 Tips)
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  • Scylis A.
    Scylis AlexandrosNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    please pick up after your pets. nobody wants to step in poo Read more
  • SELF Magazine
    SELF MagazineAugust 12, 2013
    This is the best trail for people-watching (and the occasional celeb sighting) as well as getting your heart rate up with steep climbs.
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KormondyJune 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Runyon has become such a circus over the last few years you really should avoid going to late in the day on a weekend afternoon because there are too many people.
  • sean a.
    sean aronJune 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The city recently banned virtually ALL street parking near the Mulholland entrance. Get here early...
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GuerraFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking can be a pain but it's definitely worth it for that amazing view. Plus the hike itself is the perfect amount of hard.
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KormondyJuly 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    It doesn't smell like dog poo, but the grass is very green.
  • Dr. V.
    Dr. VaughanJanuary 30, 2010
    Hike it or Run it
  • Sandi X.
    Sandi XieFebruary 20, 2011
    nice place ^^
  • Elliot J.
    Elliot JamesMarch 13, 2016
    A worthy photo op and easy hike for most of us ✌️
  • VH1
    VH1July 14, 2010
    This is a great place for a workout, and an even better place to people watch. - Terrell, The T.O. Show
  • LizzieRoyale
    LizzieRoyaleDecember 9, 2009
    Buddy up for a great work out ::Hike up & down on the side trail!
  • Gillian
    GillianJune 13, 2011
    Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities in disguise. Also, a horse. Read more
  • Four Seasons Los Angeles C.
    Break a sweat, see the city and even spot a celeb or two at what is one of L.A.'s most popular parks!
  • alexander B.
    alexander BeckerFebruary 2, 2010
    weekdays to avoid the rush
  • Toby M.
    Toby MedlynApril 9, 2012
    If you want a little more nature, stick to the valley floor. There is a little path that winds around there and is worth exploring.
  • DRAYSIN R.
    DRAYSIN ROXOctober 12, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great area for hiking if your a Hollywood local.
  • Startrelle C.
    Startrelle CantrelleDecember 30, 2010
    a great hiking fitness move- making to the top you'll get a rewarding sense of accomplishment, an awesome workout and if you like dogs, a "dog show" as pet owners bring their 4-legged pals along
  • Chris K.
    Chris KAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing view!
  • Janice Hiromi R.
    Janice Hiromi ReinoldApril 10, 2011
    Free yogab daily! Check out their facebook page for schedules
  • KW L.
    KW LowApril 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Be careful w parking. They start writing tickets at exactly 7pm. City needs $$
  • South Park i.
    South Park in LASeptember 12, 2011
    Watch out for the dog lovers that refuse to pick up their dogs poo.
  • Connor D.
    Connor DelaneySeptember 7, 2015
    Good hike, no scenery outside the people you may run into.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TwoheySeptember 21, 2012
    Best place for a hike in the middle of LA
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StonerMarch 6, 2011
    Use cspotter.com to spot celebs!
  • Liz R.
    Liz ReddingOctober 9, 2011
    work on your fitness & scope out some great views, maybe a few stars as well.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JuniorFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for dog crap, and don't be afraid to try different routes.
  • Lewis M.
    Lewis MashJanuary 18, 2011
    This is my favorite jogging trail in LA, at the top you'll find a great Hollywood City overlook.
  • Achille K.
    Achille KollaJuly 11, 2015
    AWESOME! The views from the top will more than justify the trek to the top.
  • Green is Universal
    Green is UniversalNovember 14, 2011
    Breathe the fresh Hollywood air and enjoy the view in downward dog. Take a free yoga class at Runyon Canyon Park. (runyoncanyon-losangeles.com/the-park/yoga/)
  • Jason
    JasonMay 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great place for some outdoor cardio...just watch out for the doggie do-do from dog owners who fail to clean up (not cool). Read more
  • Tony S.
    Tony SmithFebruary 15, 2014
    Bring plenty of water and make sure your phone is fully charged for tunes and all the pics you'll take of the beautiful views.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HallMarch 6, 2012
    Best way to stay fit without the gym!
  • Marc
    MarcJanuary 8, 2011
    This place ALWAYS smells like Dog Shit. Can you please pick up yours!!!!
  • JAYME F.
    JAYME FOXXDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    GET YOUR HIKE ON ...off the leash dog area A++++
  • Mel H.
    Mel HoyleApril 29, 2012
    Get there early in the morning and bring your camera.
  • Harlan R.
    Harlan RayDecember 17, 2015
    It was great to get out and see an overview of the city as well as get some decent exercise at the same time!
  • ary b.
    ary bawaDecember 1, 2010
    Full of nature....
  • Deja
    DejaJuly 28, 2013
    Bring water ! Dont stop until you reach the top :) You can do it !!
  • Marcel S.
    Marcel SJune 8, 2013
    Lots of people with their dogs. A great place to get in shape!
  • Clyde Carson
    Clyde CarsonFebruary 25, 2013
    One of my favorite spots in LA to get it in.
  • Hitch H.
    Hitch HamOctober 6, 2015
    Great hike with a great view and positive energy
  • Rose
    RoseApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try not smoking prior to, during, or after cardio.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RN nurse super humanSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring lots of water and good shoes!
  • Nick L.
    Nick LeeDecember 13, 2009
    Free yoga, fresh air, panoramic views, and doggy poo. Ahh Runyon...my home away from home. Bring that camera newbie.
  • Kym :.
    Kym :)November 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Weekends crowded, week day mornings not-so-much
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RennieNovember 23, 2009
    good stress reliever. pretty view. easy enough to keep coming back.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AzadiAugust 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Dogshit City ..
    Upvoted Aug 9
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa ReznerApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For a great ass, get up every morning and hike here!
  • Trisha K.
    Trisha KayMay 5, 2015
    Don't step in dog poop
  • Danijel S.
    Danijel SrakaJune 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best run this side of the city!
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