Runyon Canyon Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This is one of the most popular hiking spots in LA. It was temporarily closed from 4/1/16 - 7/31/16 for pipe repair work, but reopened as of Tuesday, August 2nd. Because the park was closed for a while, rattlesnakes and coyotes have come back into the park. If you have a small or medium sized dog, please consider putting them on a leash in Runyon.
Nice trail without leaving the city. Light-moderate but not difficult. Short enough to do in the morning or afternoon and still have a whole day to do whatever else. It's a loop. Go clockwise for a more strenuous hike, counter-clockwise for an easier hike. Starting to the left first will give you more uphill battle. Going right first is a lot more gradual going up. Views of the LA horizon are amazing. Morning or evening is best for pictures and viewing. Mid-day from late-morning to early afternoon is a view of smog covering the city and it's too hot. Lots of dogs on this trail, and you're allowed to unleash for part of the trail.
I used to hike this trail when I was a kid. Its a short hike and very easy.
Gorgeous views!!! Decent climb when you head up on the right side. Parking is horrible! Be prepared to look for parking and defensively claim it. Very crowded on the weekends. Worth it though.
The trail was decent. Moderate too difficult climbs depending where you start. There were pretty good views of Hollywood. The bads are there are little to no bathrooms and parking is horrendous. I recommend Hellman in Whittier it's comparable with out the crowds.
Not a tough hike but great views of the city. Dogs can go off leash as long as they are well behaved. Can get pretty busy on the weekends.
Relatively quick loop with some great views
Great views but too Hollywood for me and I'm from la
nice scenic view, dog friendly, and moderate. if you want to make it harder walk with weights or run.
Easy to get to and can't get lost. Always smells like dog pee and will get your fair share of people talking on cell phones.