The Best Running in Los Angeles

Looking for the best running in Los Angeles? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Los Angeles. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top running spots in and near Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles, California

    Augustus Hawkins Nature Park Loop

    0.43 mi / 26 ft gain
    Augustus Hawkins Nature Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Huntington Park, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Wetlands Loop

    0.52 mi / 3 ft gain
    Wetlands Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Ascot Hills Trail

    2.11 mi / 446 ft gain
    Ascot Hills Trail is a heavily trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Wild Mustard Loop

    2.36 mi / 472 ft gain
    Wild Mustard Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Elysian Park

    1.88 mi / 282 ft gain
    Elysian Park is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Echo Lake Loop

    0.95 mi / 56 ft gain
    Echo Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Mount Washington Neighborhood Trails

    2.74 mi / 614 ft gain
    Mount Washington Neighborhood Trails is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Elysian Park West Loop Trail

    1.89 mi / 292 ft gain
    Elysian Park West Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    City View and Walnut Forest Trails

    2.6 mi / 568 ft gain
    City View and Walnut Forest Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Dodgertown, California.
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  • Alhambra, California

    Almansor Park Loop

    1.07 mi / 75 ft gain
    Almansor Park Loop is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Alhambra, California.
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  • South El Monte, California

    Legg Lake Loop Trail

    2.19 mi / 112 ft gain
    Legg Lake Loop Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near South El Monte, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Run the Baxter Steps

    5.0
    0.2 mi / 101 ft gain
    This set of stairs near Dodger Stadium is Los Angeles is a great way to get a workout and stretch your legs. Unfortunately it is not dog-friendly. Keep in mind the best time to go here is during the week, so you can avoid crowds.  Be sure to bring extra water with you as it can get very hot!
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Arroyo Seco Loop

    3.06 mi / 207 ft gain
    Arroyo Seco Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near South Pasadena, California.
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  • Whittier, California

    Hike the Hellman Park Trail

    3.0
    4 mi / 850 ft gain
    This trail is great if you're looking for a quick, but intense workout. The hike itself is only 4 miles out- and-back and can be easily completed within a couple of hours. However, be prepared for a steep and steady incline for the first 1.5 miles.The trail itself is pretty wide, and if you show ...
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Silver Lake Reservoir Trail

    2.18 mi / 79 ft gain
    Silver Lake Reservoir Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Dodgertown, California.
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  • Whittier, California

    Turnbull Canyon, Rattlesnake Ridge, and Sumac Trail Loop

    4.22 mi / 761 ft gain
    Turnbull Canyon, Rattlesnake Ridge, and Sumac Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Whittier, California.
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