Fryman Canyon Trail

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Fryman Canyon Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Studio City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 456 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

Great little hike. Most of the hike has a nice wide trail that is well maintained (and part of it paved). The end of the hike was through a residential neighborhood. Nice views of the valley, but nothing amazing. Not too crowded, but passed people every couple of minutes. Saw Mountain bikers, dog walkers, and trail runners in addition to people out for a walk. Great place to get some exercise.

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no shade
1 hour ago

hiking
18 days ago

A hidden gem in the LA area. The kinds of views people would travel for, but only locals seem to know about. Busy with all kinds of people and dogs on New Years Day, but not TOO busy like some more popular hikes would be.

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

easy trail, half exposed. water fountain at top.

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bugs
2 months ago

Not a bad hike, very decent work out just don’t get fooled by that incline it is pretty steep for a bit.

hiking
2 months ago

I recommend this trail it has shade for the most part of doing the trail and also you get an amazing view of the mountains and you end up in a dead end street with some nice big beautiful homes.

hiking
2 months ago

I give 5 stars because it's consistently safe and relaxing with good mix of of people, families with kids and not too many irresponsible dog owners who don't pick up after their dogs. Frequent celebrity sightings if you're into that.

hiking
3 months ago

Pro Tip! Park on street, Laurel Canyon has good amount of street parking and sure you’ll walk another 5 minutes but you’re there to walk anyway! avoid parking lot at all costs, more stressful than it’s worth :)

hiking
3 months ago

Decent trail for an after work workout or hike with friends. Crowded with a lot of general folks, not really something I'd consider a true hiking trail. More of a nature walk haha.

hiking
3 months ago

Saw coyotes and deer towards the top of the loop on 9/29 - very cool but for those with dogs, best to keep them on leash!

hiking
4 months ago

It’s definitely more interesting if you start up hill and come back through the hill again instead of the street 3.8 miles it takes about an hour, the three stars is because the parking lot is very small and the people here are dicks who can’t wait to park in the order they arrive I experienced this multiple times in fact almost every time we came here. “PARKING ETIQUETTE IS A THING”

hiking
4 months ago

Evening hike back and forth excellent views of the valley

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bugs
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Very busy and popular trail. Great for dogs for an easy hike but some of the other dog owners were...bigger *jerks* than usual... but I guess that’s LA. Decent views and overall a nice and easy venture.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy urban hike when you need a quick hit of the outdoors.

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bugs
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Could be less crowded. Parking was easy. Not to difficult. Lots of wildlife.

hiking
4 months ago

favorite hike in LA. good workout. uphill

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bugs
no shade
off trail
rocky
4 months ago

It’s a pretty good trail. An amazing way to start off your day or end it. Great workout going uphill to begin the trail. Definitely recommend it.

hiking
5 months ago

a pill for 1.30 Miles afterwards down hill and then you go to the residential very dog friendly water in the top water at the bottom bathrooms at the bottom great hike loved it

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

When you start the trail at the trail head, be prepared for a moderately steep climb up that doesn’t abate until short of a mile in. That said, the trail offers great views of Studio City and the surrounding San Fernando Valley. Durning the summer months, I recommend you carry a hydration pack as the trail is hot especially on the asphalt portion of the trail. If you bring your dog, be sure to have something to pour some water in it for it to drink. There is a water fountain up near the trail entrance to the cool little amphitheater but that is about two miles into the hike. As you follow the trail, it will dump you out in a very nice residential neighborhood where you will finish up the approximately 3.3 mile loop. Be sure to explore a few of the ‘fingers’ off the main trail for other panoramic views of the surrounding valley. The trail is well kept so there is no real concern about snakes or other wildlife that can’t be seen.

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bugs
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This hike is lovely. It's a moderate incline for the first half and then a nice easy walk down. I go every morning at around 7/7:30 and it's usually cool/slightly overcast and somewhat shaded along the way. The foot traffic is very light early in the morning, but by the time I finish, at 8ish the lot is full and there's a lot more foot traffic. Overall the earlier the better during the week for this hike. I'd say its more on the easy side of moderate.

running
6 months ago

Great way to get a quick 3-Mile Trail run in. There is water and bathrooms at both the Laurel Canyon parking lot as well as at Tree People at the top so you can start from either side. Pavement can eat up your trail shoes but given that it isn’t technical, older trail shoes or plain old running shoes will work just fine.

hiking
6 months ago

My daily trail, always a good easy hike.

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