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Best trails in Los Angeles

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Looking for a great trail near Los Angeles, California? AllTrails has 138 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 Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park or Runyon Canyon Park. Ready for some activity? There are 87 moderate trails in Los Angeles ranging from 1.1 to 11.8 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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Map of trails in Los Angeles
Top trails (138)
#1 - Hollyridge Trail to Hollywood Sign Viewpoint
Griffith Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
NOTE: As per the city recommendations, this route directs hikers to Canyon Drive, 2 blocks east of Beachwood off of Franklin, or to Griffith Observatory. Canyon Drive has a parking lot, sidewalks, traShow more
#2 - Hollywood Sign via Canyon Drive
Griffith Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Visitors should use the Brush Canyon Trail from Canyon Drive, 2 blocks to the east of Beachwood Drive off Franklin, or Griffith Observatory. Canyon has a parking lot, sidewalks, trash cans, and faciliShow more
#3 - Ferndell to the West Observatory Loop Trail to Griffith Observatory
Griffith Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Ferndell (AKA Fern Dell) is a woodsy glen at the lower end of Western Canyon in Griffith Park. Your destination is the historic Griffith Observatory.Show more
#4 - Glendale Peak Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Northeast side of Commonwealth Canyon Drive. Golf course will be to the west. Dirt trailhead is just north of Vista del Valle Drive. To get to the lookout, take a right onto the dirt trail.Show more
#5 - Mount Hollywood Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
On a clear day you can see all of Los Angeles. Get there before 8am and you can park at the Observatory for free. Be aware of the heat as there is little shade on this hike. Hike early or late in the Show more
#6 - Mandeville Canyon Trail
Sullivan Canyon Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
Great views of the coastline and the greater area of Los AngelesShow more
#7 - Griffith Park Hollywood Sign Trail
Griffith Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
This trail begins at the Griffith Park Visitor Center and heads up a gravel fire road and follows a wide single track that climb and drop down a number of steep ridges. The trail intersects and followShow more
#8 - Bronson Caves
Griffith Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
Bronson Canyon, or Bronson Caves, is a section of Griffith Park in Los Angeles that has become famous as a filming location, especially known for the "bat cave" scenes in the Batman TV series of the 1Show more
#9 - Lake Hollywood Trail
Lake Hollywood Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
An easy, pretty walk around the Hollywood Reservoir.Show more
#10 - Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Note: Some trails are closed for habitat restoration. Please refer to the park page for more information.Show more
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