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.

Photos: Chris Goldberg; Paul McGunnigle; Mark Mitchell; Ryan Vaarsi; Ryan Vaarsi

Pack List

  • Hiking or running shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
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RT Distance 3.25 Miles
Elevation Gain 800 Feet
Activities Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic

Reviews

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Booooring. Also Crowded & Annoying.

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.

LA Staple

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.

almost 2 years ago

Great views

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!


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