Explore the most popular trail running trails in O'Melveny Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

we hiked from Equestrian path to groove trail and down to ol melvenny trail... It's a workout but we got lured by the pretty flowers lol... the wildflowers were pretty but half way up to the top, we found out we hiked the harder way lol...so coming down was easier and very plain nothing floral loll....next time we may try other trails lol

Great work out! Sweet view.

Great hike & workout. Uphill the entire way; there’s an “easy” trail and a “hard” one. Great time to see wild flowers and beautiful views of the valley, Santa Monica Mountains, and far off in the distance downtown LA.

The last hill is very steep, but not long. Excellent views.

Good way to start preparing for Half-Dome.

First time here! Very nice trail. Will be back...

Such a great workout! My butt and calfs were sore for days. The bench at the peak was my fav with, one if my fav quotes engraved into it. Burned about 1800 calories doing this hike. Major incline on the way up.

Did the hike starting on the left (clockwise) IT IS HARD. Steep incline the entire way up to the top. Zero shade. Bring extra water. Once you get to the top it is well worth it. Cute little box with pens and paper to leave a note. Nice view. Second half of hike is relaxing and all down hill.

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Great views of Valley and Downtown on a clear day. Hike is fun an with options of making your hike strenuous or moderate.

Did it counter clockwise, which is "supposedly" the easier route. MmHmm. There is also a bench about 2.5 miles up, tree shade and a "Box for your Troubles" (you write on a piece a paper your troubles and slip it into the magical box. It's a pretty good work out. Quite a few steep areas before getting to the bench. No shade except at the 2.5 mile mark - so it would be really hot in the heat. After getting to the bench to continue to the plaque, we ended up taking the steep route not realizing there was an easier way to get up there. It's alright, booty gains! The views are really neat. You can see a lot of the north, east, west San Fernando Valley and the aqueduct. Probably even South SFV. i dunno but you can see far!!

Excellent ! We enjoyed in family!

You can't complete the loop unless you have poles because it's ridiculously steep. Just FYI

Beautiful trail. Challenging but yet doable for most people will definitely be coming back plenty of times

Up, up, up hill

This trail is definitely not for beginner hikers. The incline is pretty intense and there is almost no shade. That being said, I personally enjoyed it although it was a little challenging! If you’re looking for a good workout with many beautiful views, this is the trail for you! It provides almost a 360° view of our beautiful cities and when you reach three trees, there is a nice bench to sit (in what’s almost the only shade on the whole trail!) and enjoy the amazing views.

little bit of a challenge, very uphill but the view is definietly worth it, i wouldnt suggest bringing kids though because they would definitely get tired.

This was my first time at this park. I hiked the equestrian trail loop, going counterclockwise from the parking lot. It was beautiful and peaceful, and perfect for someone like me who is trying to get active again after being out of shape for a few years—slightly challenging without being too difficult. My route was just under a mile from start to finish. There were other trails that branched off from the one I followed, and I’m excited to come back and explore more of them!

Moderately strenuous hike with some steep inclines peppered along the way to give you a good sweat. Would absolutely recommend, but remember:

Wear appropriate footwear
Bring at least 72 ounces of water
Practice “Leave No Trace” etiquette
Ascent has right of way
No one wants to hear your music, keep the speakers in the car and be courteous of others who are trying to enjoy themselves

Moderate at times a little steep.

Fun little trail in town.

Not too bad of a trail. Lots of people hiking along. Few mountain bikers.

It can get really steep at sections. Get ready to burn close to 1,000 calories in less than 90 minutes! It was nice today after the light rain we got. First mile is a nice easy warmup through the park.

Amazing view of the valley, highly recommend going early in the morning as it gets very hot in the afternoons and there's little shade.

It was a gorgeous hike with stunning vistas! We took our dog and he had a blast. Does have some steep inclines so take your time and don't start this hike after 1pm (especially in winter time) so you can take plenty of breaks and enjoy before it gets dark.

Quite strenuous, but a great trail with various landscapes.

Great hike... nice trail and good butt burn!

Couple of quick elevation gain leading to steep uphill make this trail a bit strenuous. Still doable with a rewarding view!!

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