Explore the most popular no dogs trails near Los Angeles with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Super chill loop around Lake Hollywood. The fencing around the lake are not appealing but the views when you get to the bridge are nice. Cool to see the Hollywood sign with a lake in front of it. As easy as it gets so fun to take anyone along.

Would definitely recommend doing trail clockwise, it starts steepest but gets easier once you reach the fire road. Trail head is a bit harder to find, it’s within the gate to the direct left.

I have been doing this hike so many times. Today after over a year I decided to do it again. It’s hard to hike up, I recommend start making a left right next the gate? where’s the beginning of the hike. Later you can relax, get to the benches and start going down.

I highly recommend this trail, it’s beautiful and so natural. You can breath some fresh air in the end and is totally worth it.

I recommend also use good shoes for this hike, since it’s very rocky.

Very ugly view. All you are looking at for the most part is barb wire....not inspiring. If you want to walk on sand and stare at barb wire in direct heat, this trail is for you.

I hiked what I think is this trail today, although I am having trouble reconciling the map with the description. I hiked clockwise from Mulholland to Bent Arrow to Temescal Canyon to Garapito Canyon. Bent Arrow does not follow a densely wooded creek, so there may be another trail. I did see one on the map called Bay Tree trail; however, it must be farther east on Mulholland. However, when I used GPS and compared where I was with the map, it showed where I was supposed to be. It also comes out right at Garapito. Anyway, I really enjoyed the hike. Garapito Canyon is very pretty, and would probably be quite lovely in the Spring. I think hiking this loop counterclockwise might be harder than hiking it clockwise. Otherwise it is not hard at all, if you hike at all.

Do it clockwise we did it anti and was too steep down

walking
1 month ago

Nice hike with friends. Saw a couple deer and a few turtles

This hike was fantastic! Great balance of tough and rigorous and enjoyable. I hiked on a Wednesday and saw no one while going up the rabbit hole. Once at the top there were a few people who were going up and back the mesa side. The rabbit hole is tough and very steep at areas, I would never go down that way but going up is manageable- I was on all fours a few times. The view at the top is amazing. It took me 2h20m for the whole loop with 55m being ascending the rabbit hole.

Stellar views of the ocean and the city including areas miles away like DTLA.

Nice long trail, would rate this one as moderate not hard. The parking is free unless you pass the stop sign (be sure to fully stop or you’ll get ticketed) and it’s a brief uphill walk to the trailhead. The initial portion is fairly easy with some incline. The trail the takes you down through a Topanga Canyon neighborhood (just a few houses) which is interesting (saw an abandoned car on the trail). Once you get through the neighborhood, the incline begins on a fire road and is steady for about a mile and a half. You can then continue on for just a bit to relax/detour at Eagle Rock at the top. From there we took the descent into Garapito trail which is further down in the canyon and mostly covered. It’s a single track and well maintained. Our group got stung by wasps which hurt like a mother, must’ve hit a nest or something. Watch for poison oak, we passed it a few places on the Garapito. The trail will dump you out into a fire road where you then continue on an incline up towards the parking lot. I drank about 2 liters. Part of the trail is exposed so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen. Took us about 4.5 hours with a 15 min break and clocked in a little over 9 miles. Great views, long hike but fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Eldred Street, built in 1912, is the steepest in the city and is located on the west side of Mount Washington, just east of Highland Park. In 1915, the city initiated zoning changes that would not allow this type of street to be built again.

Creds- Have AllTrails Pro so know on correct path, mileage and time at any point (GPS excellent).

Free designated parking at trailhead.

Started at 11:am since temps now cooler (less than 80F). Went counter clockwise. Trail starts to go into canyon with 2 miles, so don’t be fooled by Trail names such as ‘road’ on map. ~85% on trails (not fire roads or neighborhoods). The neighborhood walk portion was less than 1 mi and was a house here and there-few houses are really away from civilization.

There was one slightly steep section going down, but walkable. Uphill on way back not significant- recommend going counter clockwise. Breeze entire route. Lots of shaded areas but definitely need hat and 2 liters of water.

Entire trail great condition. Never had to sit / use hands going down or up. Never had to duck under trees. Lots of views. Lots of dead/ dried out flora- from drought? Fauna - family of quails, lizards, 1 small garden snake. Saw ~8 hikers.

Great hike!

walking
2 months ago

Definitely a walking trail that has many turns anf will make you want to sprint to see what’s at the end of the path. You can see the Hollywood sign, but unfortunately the trail doesn’t lead to it.

Basically a flat walk on a paved utility road. But - pretty mountain and lake scenery, nice vibe. Good walk for single females wanting to be safe, there are plenty of people around, including park rangers. There is an additional trail to the east that branches off near the southern end of the lake and goes up to Mulholland Drive if you want more of a workout.

A good workout. Some nice views, but a large portion of the hike is in the canyons and among the brush with no vistas. The last few miles are punishing in the summer heat—seemingly airless ravines followed by an uphill march up a roasting hot fire road. Bring a lot of water and a wide brimmed hat.

trail running
3 months ago

Not too exciting, other than being close to the Hollywood sign.

Nice, chill walk on flat terrain

3 months ago

This is good of you want to try out your bike ( your kids) or do. A run in a close but safe area :) and it’s off to other trials but this is a gated trails it’s still a nice hike they have restrooms half way /threw along with water (nice picture backgrounds on the bridge ;) of LA when leaving depends if you got out going upwards you go right under the Hollywood sign / good hiking area too (

I liked nice view and very quiet, easy to find parking

We took the trail from the north entrance of TCyn (Braude Park), and didn’t how long it was. There was so much mist that we couldn’t see 20 feet in front of us. We finally reached a place to get out of the trail and thanks to a nearby sign .08 mile to hub, we were able to find our way out of the park. Lovely, but long hike. Brings lots of water, hat, and snacks.

Great views, indeed. If you're going to hike the full loop, I suggest starting with the Rabbit Hole, which means the left (westerly) trail after entering the gate] It's steep, relatively narrow, and has plenty of loose rock, which makes going down difficult. Easier to hike up it while you're fresh and then descend the smoother side. [It's not so easy to see the Rabbit Hole trailhead as you enter -- it's across a cement storm drain -- so I've posted a pic that points it out.] FYI: There's a bathroom about halfway around the loop.

Views are the best I’ve seen around the area

RABBIT HOLE IS A NIGHTMARE. It’s extremely steep, narrow and rocky. Hardly a trail at all. However if you are trying to see the cross, that’s how you get to it. I would recommend hiking starting to the right, get to the benches right before the Rabbit Hole, and turning around.

Overall it took me 2.5 hrs to go 5.3 mi all due to the Rabbit Hole!

this was more of a walk than a hike very flat and pretty much asphalt all the way around and the fence didn't help the view at all but we still had a good time

It’s a great alternative to staying on the exposed fire roads though still somewhat exposed but it feels like you’re so far away from everything. And you get some nice singletrack and a bit of fireroads, small section through a neighborhood in Topanga but lots of fun.

hiking
5 months ago

Best 4th of July view !

We perfected the Hollywood Hills hike! This trail starts at the Hollywood Reservoir, then up to the back of the Hollywood sign and then over to the Griffith Observatory. We choose to Uber to the starting point and from the end point since it is always crowded and very hard to find a parking space.

Enjoy!

Super easy very flat partially in a neighborhood nice to take your dog on a walk.

muy bien

Great moderate hike. I am 45 and fit but I def felt it the next day. I live in Tarzana right below the trail head at Marvin Braude Gateway. I left the house on sat 7:30am and it was buzzing with bikes and hikers on the valley side. The middle stretch I had mostly to myself with the occasional random human being every 30 mins. It was very busy on the Temescal Trail portion. Took me 3.5 hours to reach the beach at Will Rogers. Beautiful trails. Mostly fire roads on the valley side that change to goat paths along the ridges and canyons of Topanga / Temescal. The worst part was walking Temescal Canyon Road to get to the beach.

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