Looking for a great trail near Los Angeles, California? AllTrails has 133 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 88 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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hiking
1 day ago

Perfect for training when you are planning a hard hike

great walk,getting harder for me to run.

It was more of a walk. Beautiful view!

Great place for recovery run. Love to come back sometime.

hiking
bugs
no shade
2 days ago

Lots of up and down. Alternating between shady and scenic. amazing trail with seasonal creeks.

3 days ago

It was a great little walk. Nice flowers, overall great.

Love Love this trail! So dog friendly! Beautiful views!!

It was a great hike! Not too demanding but enough to feel like you did something!

The best part of the trail is the loop .. tiny trail through the bushes.. a bit slippery at some points, not for beginners.... super fun trail! And no crowd at all!✨✨

good route..

hiking
no shade
7 days ago

Great views, no shade

Came with wife n 5yr old boy. It Was fun.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

This trail is officially one of my favourites. It’s perfect for those days when you want a little hike but you don’t want too too much of an incline. However don’t be fooled! There are still some parts that get the blood pumping and heart racing. The trail is mostly in the full sun so come prepared. Took me about an hour going at a pretty good pace. Great views of DTLA and the Griffith observatory. Not as busy as the other hikes surrounding Griffith which is AWESOME. The first time I tried doing this hike, parking was hard to find b/c of the neighbouring Greek Theatre. When no events are going on in there parking is super easy. Go on the Greek Theatre website to check before you plan on going. LOVE this hike! Would be a good hike to run and also connected to a ton of other trails if you want to challenge yourself or extend it a little.

more of a walk than hike, but not bad. was crowded. nice views

hiking
no shade
9 days ago

Chill trail, some spots with a moderate incline. Good morning hike, no shade for most of the trail. Saw a couple of small rabbits on the trail. Good for beginners.

Really nice trail! There's one big hill at the beginning and a smaller one at the end, and it's flat inbetween for the most part.

hiking
9 days ago

Delivers as advertised. Very short and easy hike. Great for beginners. We had a child who had never been hiking before. She loved it.

If you start counter-clockwise, the trail is generally fine and easy to follow. However, descending counter-clockwise leaves you going down a narrow trail with loose rock/dirt, and currently a lot of overgrown prickly brush. I was glad I wore long pants and long sleeves. I’d recommend grippy shoes for that descent since it’s pretty easy to slip. I can see why ascending clockwise would be better. If you want to do that, you’ll have to look to the left of the more obvious trailhead - go down a small incline next to the concrete area (you’ll see a locked gate that goes underground to your left) and the narrow trail goes into the trees.

hiking
over grown
9 days ago

the main trail is a popular one thats full of people. the trail that brings you back around the back side of the mountain is hard and I came across a couple snakes so make sure to keep your eyes and ears open

Would do this hike again for sure! The first half is a little boring if you’re going clockwise but it has a pretty good incline for about a mile. Once you get to the little pond and afterwards you get great views of DTLA and the mountains. After 4pm you have to park on the road next to the park entrance but really no biggie! Would definitely recommend this hike if you’re looking for an easier, less trafficked trail with great views.

The best view for the Hollywood sign with free parking at the base. There aren't many spots to park so be sure to arrive before 8am. The trial isn't difficult so it makes it a great hike for all. If you want a challenge - just run it as it's perfect for a 10k trial run workout. You have the option of doing both below and above the sign and get closer to it than most other paths. You also have the option of extending the hike and going all the way to the Griffith Observatory.

mountain biking
10 days ago

Difficult hills. Hadtowalk the steepestbutofcourse thedpwnhill wassuper fun great views

hiking
10 days ago

Lots of fun hiking with the ME crew. Took a few wrong routes but eventually made it down.

hiking
over grown
10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Fun trail :) Always cautious about hiking alone but you’re never too far from the road. Poop galore for sure haha but it’s a nice chill hike with the perk of checking out some LA history. Some sandy areas where traction isn’t so great but the slight challenge was sweet.

I gave this hike three stars and not four because of its location. The first 1/2 of this hike (before you do the loop) is pretty packed with tourists, you can see tons of roads and cars, and you’re so close to the observatory that you even have to cross the road that goes up towards it at one point. The second half however (after crossing that road and starting more of the loop) is much better! Way less crowded and you get to escape the observatory chaos down below with a pretty decent climb to boot. If you’re going clockwise, the way up is great but the way down is a bit overgrown but totally doable and still worth it. Good workout overall, but if you’re looking for a similar hike with less roads and cars, I would recommend the fern dell to Griffith observatory one over this one (although this one is slightly more challenging).

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