Run Runyon Canyon

Hollywood Bowl Overlook - Search Nearby - Added by Grant Nyquist

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

Distance

3.25 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

800 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic

Nearby Lodging

Acton / Los Angeles North KOA

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LA hiking staple

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.

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.

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