Fryman Canyon Trail

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Fryman Canyon Trail is a 3.3 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
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
695 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
7 hours ago

Training for a bigger trip with a 50 lb backpack, not my favorite place to hike by far, not a fan of the LA city hikes, but served its purpose for a short commute and quick hike for lunch.

1 month ago

Fun hike to take with my 8 year old dog! After we finished the loop we went ahead and did the Rainforest trail which made it all worth it.

3 months ago

Not bad it is only a 2.7 mile hike. You get a good sweat and a nice workout. I will do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Love the fact that it is half shady so you don’t sweat balls off in the summer.

hiking
3 months ago

This is my favorite neighborhood hikes. Very new bathrooms located in the parking lot. And there are a couple hidden trails. The main trail is great for jogging or walking. At the end you can take a stroll in the quite neighborhood with gorgeous houses. (See if you can find the old Kardashians house)

3 months ago

Love it

walking
3 months ago

Trail is open. Very busy parking lot on a Sunday

3 months ago

Full loop has opened after renovation! Great to have it back!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike with wonderful views.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is open again!

3 months ago

Love this trail. But is it open or not???! Waiting...waiting....

4 months ago

Love doing my morning hike

hiking
6 months ago

Come here all the time for a little exercise. First quarter of the trail is the hardest, then it’s a nice and easy incline and then descends at a comfortable pace. Nice view at the top and lots of people usually around. Partially paved in the beginning, but mostly a dirt path for the rest of the hike.

6 months ago

Great urban hike - can do loop in under an hour.

hiking
7 months ago

went there this morning and trail is closed until January 2018. we ended going somewhere else instead.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful way to start the day

8 months ago

Good

8 months ago

Good hike close to home.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy and fun

8 months ago

Steep in the beginning, beautiful views, and wide trail.

9 months ago

great hike with nice views of the valley

hiking
9 months ago

Fryman is perfect if you want a nice, easy hike without leaving the city. Unless you arrive very early, the parking lot will be full, but you may be able to find some neighborhood parking off of laurel canyon. The main trail is well maintained, but I recommend taking the narrower footpath about a quarter mile or so from the trailhead. There will be fewer people on this path.

hiking
9 months ago

An ok trail, heavily trafficked in the morning. And forget about trying to park in the parking lot!

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty simple and easy hike. Just a quick loop. Some nice views. Not too crowded compared to other trails in the area.

10 months ago

definitely great hike but very over crowded. even at 7am

hiking
10 months ago

First challenge of the hike- parking! It is a small parking lot. Plan to be there early to get a spot; otherwise, you will need to wait for someone to leave. It took us about 5 minutes, so not terrible. The hike starts out steep and then it is all down hill from there. Hubby and I aren't use to hills but we were able to make it. There are two geocaches by the route but you will need to go slightly off trail to get them. Not a bad hike and will definitely do the rest if the trail soon!

hiking
11 months ago

I went here the other day looking for a quick three mile hike, when I arrived I realized it was very similar to Griffin Park and was more just walking on dirt. The parking area was busy and it took a moment to find a slot on Thursday morning.

Unloaded the dogs and took off. The beginning is a nice incline and then you are above the city with a great view.

Was a nice way to get out, listen to some podcasts and enjoy time with the pups.

hiking
11 months ago

Good uphill at the start. Gets pretty crowded a lot. If there is a side trail that gets you some peace and quiet for 10 minutes or so.

11 months ago

It's a nice trail considering how close it is to my house but I wouldn't drive far for it. Gets very crowded and parking can be difficult on weekends and after evening rush hour. Great views of the valley and when you come down hill there are water fountains to refuel. Lots of dogs.

11 months ago

Great views, fairly challenging inclines. Nice local hike

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