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Run Runyon Canyon

Los Angeles, California

3.3/5
based on 12 reviews

Details

Distance

3.25 miles

Elevation Gain

800 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

Run Runyon Canyon and enjoy some of the most amazing views of Los Angeles. This is a great option for an early morning workout or a sunset date hike.

Located in the Hollywood Hills, Runyon is an iconic workout run/ hike that can give you great views all the way to the ocean. There are a few different loop trails/ hikes you can take ranging from ~1.5mi to 3.25mi all with a decent amount of elevation gain. Also, remember this is Hollywood, so you might spot a celebrity or two...especially with their dogs.

All of the trails are well marked and maintained and are wide enough for multiple people, so you'll definitely not get lost.

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Features

Fitness
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic

Reviews

This trail is well known and used to be frequented by celebrities. It offers good views of the area, and the top is usually packed. Last time I was there, there was even a DJ at the top

Whether you are a local or just visiting this is a must do hike. There are various trails ranging in difficulty but each one offers amazing views of LA and the surrounding mountain ranges. The only downside is the street parking which is essentially nonexistent on the weekends or any other day for that matter. Ubering to this gem the best way to go.

It’s a canyon overrun with various irritating people of Hollywood. If you have no experience hiking, go to Temescal or Franklin Canyon. Far less crowded, nicer scenery, and better parking.

Runyon Canyon is an LA staple. You have to do it at least once. The views are some of the best in the city and not to be missed. But if you don't like hiking with tons of people around, you might want to do this once just to say you did, and then check out some other less-trafficked local hikes.

Runyon is a great workout with great views! Parking on the other hand was a nightmare to deal with. Took over 45 min to find a spot!

Great views of downtown and the valley below. Pretty cool seeing a few tv stars enjoying the trail too!

This hike has cool panoramic views of LA and is a great option for those who don't want to venture outside of the city however it's usually extremely crowded and can get very hot as there is not much shade on the trail

Runyon Will Be Closed From April 1st to July 31st!

Guess we can thank social media for the outburst of this canyons popularity. From Rihanna to The Game you don't know who you'll see on these trails. If you're more about the scene then the scenery, this spot is for you my friend!

Parking is always tough and this place can get pretty packed (with dogs and people) on the weekends, but it is worth doing once! It's an absurdly clear, wide path that takes you to the top where you can take in panoramic views of Los Angeles. Try to hit a clear day and you can see from the ocean to far beyond downtown.

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