Parks & Nature in Los Angeles

Where local Airbnb hosts go be one with nature. Join them in their favorite parks, beaches, and trails.

Locals’ favorite places

1. Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N Fuller Ave
856local recommendations
2. Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr
345local recommendations
Qiana says “Griffith Park is a must see for nature lovers. It has amazing hiking trails, horseback riding, a res...” ·
3. Silver Lake Reservoir
154local recommendations
Patrick & Sidonie
Patrick & Sidonie says “A favorite for a walk or run. One loop is just over 2 miles. Great playground for young kids. Stella...” ·
4. Echo Park Lake
220local recommendations
Vasanti says “The whole park is recently renovated. Pedal boats available to rent. The lake is filled with lotus f...” ·
5. Venice Beach
178local recommendations
6. Santa Monica State Beach
101local recommendations
Meenu says “Santa Monica beach is an iconic example of the famed Southern California beaches. Both sand and ocea...” ·
7. Topanga State Park
20828 Entrada Rd
90local recommendations
Babette says “Hiking with literal cougars...real ones with baby cats in tow. There have been news reports of bike...” ·
8. Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
100local recommendations
Tatiana says “This is really a treasure. For architecture buffs there is a Frank Lloyd Wright house / museum. For ...” ·
9. Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
4100 S La Cienega Blvd
87local recommendations
Brandon says “Sprint the Culver City Stairs at Kenneth Hahn Park followed by crunches at the crest of the hill for...” ·
10. Temescal Canyon Park
15900 Pacific Coast Hwy.
87local recommendations
11. Elysian Park Trail
Elysian Park Trail
37local recommendations
Sue And Gideon
Sue And Gideon says “Our big local park with great trails for hiking and running. The nearest entrance is at the top of ...” ·
12. Elysian Park
835 Academy Rd
91local recommendations
Robert says “Great park adjacent to Dodger Stadium. Great spot to hike, picnic or take the kids and/or dogs.” ·
13. Los Leones Canyon Trailhead
510 Los Liones Dr
28local recommendations
Maddison says “Los Liones is my favourite hike in LA. It takes roughly an hour-90 minutes from the top to bottom. ...” ·
14. Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave
77local recommendations
Anna says “Large park that offers free music, movie, and children's events.” ·
15. Manhattan Beach
78local recommendations
Louise says “One of our favorite beaches... park in the 26th street parking lot or free on the street-- try to ge...” ·
16. Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N Altadena Dr
45local recommendations
Lia + Garry
Lia + Garry says “This is a great place for hiking and seeing California native plants. It gives you an idea of Califo...” ·
17. Will Rogers State Historic Park
1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd
67local recommendations
Kat says “The beautiful Will Rogers Ranch features a museum, free docent tours of the beloved star's home, hor...” ·
18. Fryman Canyon Park
8401 Mulholland Dr
73local recommendations
Jennifer says “Great hike, hard to get lost. Go 30 minutes before sunset for panoramic sunset & city light views. ...” ·
19. Hollywood Reservoir
62local recommendations
Anna says “This is more of a walk than a hike since it is mainly on a paved road around the reservoir but is ve...” ·
20. Malibu Surfrider Beach
23050 Pacific Coast Hwy
13local recommendations
Jc says “The place that makes it into the international surf guides. The waves are really long and relatively...” ·
21. Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
54local recommendations
Mary says “Descanso Gardens, located in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California, is a 150 acres bo...” ·
22. Palisades Park
Ocean Ave
57local recommendations
Michael says “A walk along palisades park is another family favorite. There are bluffs with stunning views of the...” ·
23. Ballona Creek Bike Path
Ballona Creek Bike Path
38local recommendations
Sorina says “Bike path that takes you directly to the beach. Go right on Kensington Rd, enter the Culver Bl bike...” ·
24. Marvin Braude Bike Trail
Marvin Braude Bike Trail
12local recommendations
Leila says “A 43-mile paved bicycle path, runs mostly along the Pacific Ocean shoreline in LA County, CA, 4-5 ho...” ·
25. Hermosa Beach
46local recommendations
Carol says “Walking distance to one of the most beautiful beaches in LA. Many bars, shops, and restaurants, as ...” ·
26. Highland Park
11local recommendations
Lorena says “Restaurants, a movie theater, shops, a great nightlife, and all the amenities one could want to make...” ·
27. Marina Beach (Mother's Beach)
4135 Admiralty Way
44local recommendations
Alicia says “Easy to reach secret beach, no waiting in lines to park, on the marina where they do paddleboard les...” ·
28. Wisdom Tree
Tree of Life Trail
9local recommendations
Barry says “The best view of all of Los Angeles on top of the Hollywood Hill overlooking the entire valley. The...” ·
29. Playa Del Rey Beach
7313-7351 S Marine Ave
10local recommendations
30. The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave
27local recommendations
Leslie & Craig
Leslie & Craig says “This beautiful area features 6.5 acres of streams, koi ponds, and relaxing gardens” ·