Runyon Canyon Trail

MODERATE 1,029 reviews
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Runyon Canyon Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near West Hollywood, California 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.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
741 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

Runyon Canyon is an extremely popular hiking trail with great views of the Hollywood Hills. It is a great place to go for a quick hike to see the Hollywood sign or the views from Inspiration Point and Clouds Rest. This is also a great area for dog owners as there are plenty of off leash areas. Don't expect to have the trail to yourself and plan time for finding street parking. The southern entrance to the park is located at the north end of Fuller Avenue. Tennis shoes or running shoes recommended. There are a few water fountains but due to the sunny nature of the hike, you should bring a water bottle as well.

trail running
14 hours ago

A big too busy for my liking with many dogs off leads giving an added trip hazard to the runner.

1 day ago

Very pretty!

10 days ago

Stellar hike with amazing vistas! Several ways to summit depending on your altheticism. It has the right amount of friendly folks, with the right amount of socialized dogs! You will be challenged, but it's worth every bit of sweat! It's A Must Do!

10 days ago

good hike but parking is terrible and always too many people. views are fantastic.

hiking
10 days ago

Great views and all trails lead back to the entrance. I’m sure parking might be difficult, however I live close enough to where I can just walk to the trail

hiking
27 days ago

I go here for the views...of the beautiful women... the city view is alright... haha all jokes aside I go here to clear my head and train. Nifty spot just gotta get lucky with parking though, if not it’s a real pain. Other than that just enjoy the views

walking
1 month ago

it’s a very social walk in the city. Lots of people and lattes.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hiking trails! All lead back to the entrance. Good workout, beautiful view of DTLA & the many dogs you'll see, water fountains available.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, had benches, water fountains and great views!!!

hiking
2 months ago

See and be seen here. Best part about this trail is all the doggies running around free as a bird! Worst parts are that it is hardly challenging and parking is a pain in the booty. The more difficult side is a steep climb up to the top, but the trail down is almost double the distance which is not helpful when you want to burn more calories.

2 months ago

Great hike - some challenging sections but amazing views of LA.

2 months ago

Great workout on the difficult trail as well as the paved trail!!! Can’t wait to co back

2 months ago

Beautiful views, too many people.

2 months ago

Meh

walking
2 months ago

Definitely the best views of LA.

3 months ago

Down hill was better, also saw Hillary Duff today

hiking
3 months ago

The west part is too hard for me!!!!!

walking
3 months ago

GREAT views. Steep incline with some stairs when you start the trail to the right of the entrance so I’d suggest starting there and going up that section versus going down it.

hiking
3 months ago

Dusty and crowded.

3 months ago

Love this trail...I get a great workout in a short amount of time. I would recommend placing steps on the steepest trail, located near the West trail, since people struggle getting up and down that part.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, lots of people and dogs. Parking was hard to find and we ended up with a parking ticket.

hiking
3 months ago

Pros: A great view of Los Angeles and other surrounding cities. Not to bad of a hike, I would say it is a moderate hike as well.
Cons: Way to many people just a clutter when you start hiking and getting up the mountain side. If you want a peaceful hike I would suggest else where.

hiking
3 months ago

Well trafficked trail, nice views of the city.

hiking
3 months ago

A little too crowded when I went but still a good workout.

walking
3 months ago

Love it! Took my dog with me then realized it has off leash areas. We both loved it. Should have brought better shoes though and accommodates for limited parking.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely

3 months ago

Take a hat and sunscreen no shade. Nice work out

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice mostly paved trail, easy even with kids.

3 months ago

My favorite hike of all - so much variety!

hiking
3 months ago

Good straight up hike, dogs running free not on a leach, isn't my thing.

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