Runyon Canyon Park
1002 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail.
Tips from locals
If you are staying in LA, and you just want a short scenic hike, I would recommend you to do the Runyon Canyon hike. The hike is of moderate difficulty, and once you get to the top, you can see the entire city of LA.
Right up the street from the building, is the famous Runyon Canyon. Great place for hiking and dog watching, but the highlight is definitely the views. On a clear day, you can see entire Los Angeles spread in front of you. From downtown to the beach. Great trails for running or hiking.
Dog-friendly Runyon Canyon is one of the most popular trails in all of Los Angeles County - but look past the crowds and you'll find lots to love here. Don't be surprised if you spot a celebrity.
Runyon is an iconic hike right above the Hollywood hills. This is a great place for sightseeing, and there’s a very high chance you’ll bump into a celebrity on this hike. You get a full panoramic view of all Los Angeles, downtown, the ocean, and the Hollywood sign. The trails vary from beginner…
Always a popular hike, this is the go to when you're near hollywood as it's a moderately strenuous hike and has high potential to spot a celebrity.
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