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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 84%Spiritual Seekers
- 78%Adventure Travelers
- 74%Local Culture
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 69%Family Travelers
User Reviews (55 Reviews)
- Runyon Canyon ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Feb 21, 2014
For those in marginally fair physical shape, a walk down the fire road that begins at the top of 160-acre Runyon Canyon Park (using the northern entrance off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive) offers an impressive view of the Los Angeles Basin ranging from the Hollywood Sign to downtown, to the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Santa Monica. It will also take you to within a few blocks of Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Roosevelt Hotel. The walk back won't be as bad as it looks. Eavesdropping on and watching the many other walkers (and a few joggers), including an occasional celebrity and wannabe, will serve as welcome distractions in this dog friendly park. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin fame told the L.A. Times that "Hiking Runyon Canyon is an L.A. must-do...the people-watching is great - people and their dogs."
- Runyon Canyon ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 02, 2013
Favorite place to go for a weekend hike with the pup then after the hike a nice yoga session at the bottom of the hill. Yoga is free with a small donation! Parking is difficult so don't get discouraged.
- Runyon Canyon ParkMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Sep 27, 2013
Where can you find all the pretentious workout types who don’t go to the gym in Hollywood? Well obviously they are all here at Runyon Canyon (at the same time) doing a workout of either jogging/climbing/hiking or whatever.
I decided to go hike here with a friend last week and it was a great lil hike/workout, except for the fact that there was like a thousand other people doing the same thing. AT THE SAME TIME! Regardless I still enjoyed it.
PRO TIP #1: Parking is a PITA and make sure you don’t park in a spot which has public parking until 7pm and permit only afterwards!
So Runyon has 3 routes from the bottom that you can head up. The right side leads to the “stairs”, the middle path leads up a paved maintenance road, and the left side climbs up to the ridge and allows you to stroll along the ridge crest to the back of the park.
PRO TIP #2: I didn’t see any restrooms, but there are a lot of shrubs =X
All of these areas are decent. But most people seem to stroll up the path or the stairs and then down the other side. I found it much nice to climb the stairs and then clamber up to the ridge from the back of the park. Definitely a fun fun time. If you time this at or close to sunset, you will get some awesome photos that are difficult to get in most of LA. It also presents a great view of the LA Basin lights at night.
PRO TIP #3: There is a doggie park at the main entrance from Fuller Ave.
Next to the entrance is a private vendor selling things like water and energy bars. Be ready for a stinky walk to the entrance. A lot of dogs have decided to urinate or defecate near the entrance from Fuller. Unfortunately not all of their owners will pick up the scat.
Overall though this is a fun way to see a big chunk of LA and it can be a great date destination for something a little bit outside of the norm. Imagine taking a picnic up to the ridgeline to watch the sunset or something similar. Hope you like this place too…
- Runyon Canyon ParkMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsMar 19, 2013
This is the place to see and be seen (in a more natural setting). People are dressed in their best workout clothing and full makeup and everyone looks fantastic working out on the incline for the trail. The park itself is not very pretty but there are great views of the city. It's also a great place to take your dog off leash.
- Runyon Canyon ParkMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Jul 05, 2012
Pros: Great view of the city, celebrity sightings (if you're into it) & dogs galore
Cons: You'll be hiking on asphalt for most of the hike and you won't really feel like you're chilling with Mother Nature.