Looking for a great trail near Los Angeles, California? AllTrails has 130 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 84 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!




trail running

nature trips

bird watching

dogs on leash

kid friendly

wild flowers



dog friendly

partially paved

mountain biking

no dogs

horseback riding

wheelchair friendly


city walk

road biking

stroller friendly


historic site


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1 day 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!

no shade
1 day ago

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

4 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!

6 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!

off trail
washed out
7 days ago

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

7 days ago

Oldie but goodie. Great, quick ~2hr hike (from Greek Theatre -> Hogback Trail -> detour Glendale Peak -> Mt Hollywood -> Griffith Observatory -> Greek Theatre). 8am start, not crowded. Brilliant views on a crisp, winter day. (Sun Feb 10)

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

8 days ago

Easy loop with lovely views of LA and Santa Monica

8 days ago

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

Good for a city trail. Well maintained.

Love this trail! One of my favorites!

10 days ago

I really enjoyed it. However, it's a shame there's so much litter. Be careful with broken glass. The caves are pretty cool though. I just wish people respected nature more.

A very pleasant stroll. Also, great fishing. Just don't eat the fish!

Great trail. Amazing views of the city


Very difficult initial incline. Beautiful trail throughout

I come here a few times a month with my doggy and the trains are always interesting, they seem to never get old. The park it’s self is not that big but there’s a wide variety of terrains,from very steep inclines to level trails.. perfect for breaking in a new pair of boots!

Great leg workout! I’m a beginner when it comes to hiking and the climb was a bit steep but taking my time and stopping to take in the views helped. I saw people of all shapes, sizes, and age doing this trail! Coming down the mountain can be a little sketchy. Watch your step as the dirt can be loose and slippery.

lots of back trails to take. nice views of downtown LA, Korea Town, Holloywood, Westwood, and the Pacific Ocean. used to be a reservoir that breached during an earthquake in the 1960s that killed lots of people. popular place for photography and bbq's. the pooch loves it here! lots to do

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