Looking for a great trail near Los Angeles, California? AllTrails has 132 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Topanga State Park or Malibu Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Runyon Canyon Park or Griffith Park. Ready for some activity? There are 85 moderate trails in Los Angeles ranging from 1.1 to 27.3 miles and from 226 to 3,677 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Beautiful day for a quick walk around the reservoir. It’s not the best but not the worst place for a walk/run in LA.

An easy relaxing walk with great views! Lots of beautiful homes in the area. The 360 view of the mountains around sunset is so surreal.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
4 days ago

I did this hike counterclockwise. It was a nice hike. I enjoyed the second half more than the first, as the second half had some really cool rock formations, rolling mountains, and lots of green grass and trees. I wasn’t too keen on the walk through the neighborhood. I’d prefer to be away from houses, cars, and asphalt for the whole hike. There were quite a few gnats. Parts of the trail were full of water from the rainfall. Mostly exposed. Bring hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. Took about 3.5 hours and clocked around 10 miles and 2100 ft elevation.

A few parts of this trail are pretty sketchy (washed out, slippery) but overall beautiful trail, not too crowded, varied scenery, good amount elevation gain.

Great view! Especially on a clear day! Easy trail with gentle incline

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muddy
over grown
rocky
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail for our elderly dog, super easy. Wide path, clear as day where to go, and nice views all around, every step of the way. Took us two attempts to find the trailhead - for whatever reason, Google Maps tried to take us to the N end of the trail, near where Sepulveda crosses under the 405. Our second attempt took us the correct way to 1399 Casiano Rd, the Southern trailhead. Great easy hike!

Very cute little hike. Neat abandoned cages and pretty view of Burbank along the way

no shade
4 days ago

Great for running/walking inclines.

Very nice, green hike with views of DTLA.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful day today.....cool and clear

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muddy
6 days ago

Nice, easy, short hike. Car drive up to the trailhead parking was a little rough since the dirt road was eroded from the rains, so go slow! Parts of the trail were also muddy, but it was nice and green. Panoramic views of the city and ocean. One of the few off leash dog friendly trails in LA. Dogs loved it!

I come here with my dog often. My dog loves it. What I like about this hike is that there are two path options to take: the one on the left is a steady incline, it's more of an inclined walk, and it actually does get shade for the early part of the day until the sun gets high enough. The path on the right offers a somewhat challenging bunch of hills that has steep inclines/declines. The nice thing about having these two paths is they meet up every 1/3 mile or so so you can ditch one path for the other frequently.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

This trail specifically says that no hiking is allowed after a certain point, you can not do this hike without trespassing

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rocky
9 days ago

it is better to do it early morning, while there àre less traffics and sound

This trail is one of my favorite ones. I normally go every other weekend , for almost two years I went hiking this trail every weekend.

This is an easy way to get behind or in front of the Hollywood sign. Plenty of parking and the trail is very well marked! This trail is busy but super fun for a city hike!

Excellent views of Los Angeles! Park at the highest point on Lake Hollywood Drive near Wonder View Road. Climb the pavement past the water tower. For a nice loop follow the power line fire trail around to the North. Look into Warner Bros back lot. Before the trail ends find the steep ridge trail (unmarked). Ascend to climb the steep crest overlooking Forest Lawn cemetery. At the summit of Mount Lee find the USGS marker. Turn West for the Wisdom Tree and go straight down to complete the loop. Or veer Southeast to descend to the Hollywood Sign overlook, then follow the asphalt down to the Deronda gate and wind West through the expensive residential neighborhood to the Lake Hollywood dog park. Continue streetside to return to your parking location.

Great hike! Great trail! Great views! Great workout!

hiking
11 days ago

great trail for the first half or two thirds. after that is freeway side path back. dont worry too much about going on the wrong trail, most of them come back together anyway. just keep an eye on the gps.

As others have pointed out, it's best to do the hike in a clockwise direction. I went an hour or so after it had rained, and going counter-clockwise would have been just awful. Enjoyable hike, and really beautiful in the evening near sunset. It's pretty exposed near the top, so bring a jacket if you plan to spend some time at the benches.

Started at the base of Ferndell and went through the gardens (awesome). It took about a half hour to hike to the Observatory. Fantastic views, especially as you walk towards the back side of the Observatory. The hike was worth every step just for that. Hung out at the Observatory for a bit and people watched. Overall a great hike, moderate but the whole family could do it. Even though dogs are allowed, I wouldn't bring mine if you intend on hanging at the Observatory at all.

NOTE: If you want to go into the Observatory its free, but its closed on Mondays!

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bugs
off trail
washed out
12 days ago

Great hike! Thanks to the rain, the hills are so green.

Lovely walk overlooking the city. Can’t really say anything bad. Just didn’t give 5 stars cos it’s not mind blowing

hiking
13 days ago

Easy loop with lovely views of LA and Santa Monica

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muddy
13 days ago

11.8 miles and 2:44 time it went crazy..

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