This park includes a children’s play area and hiking trail.
Runyon Canyon Park is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Los Angeles and often shows up on publishers’ lists of best hikes in LA. This 130-acre dog park is located in Hollywood on the east end of the Santa Monica Mountains, providing hikers with a few overlapping loops and great views over Hollywood.
For a quick Runyon Canyon hike, try a 1.9-mile loop with 500 feet of elevation change
Get more of a workout on a larger 2.65-mile loop with 700 feet of elevation change
Really stretch your legs on a 3.3-mile hike top the top of the park with 800 feet of elevation change
Start from Mulholland Drive for an easier 0.85-mile hike to the top of the park with 200 feet of elevation change
Runyon Canyon Park a crowded park, so if you are a trail snob expecting peace and quiet, modify your expectations for Runyon Canyon or check out another hike around Los Angeles. If you are looking for a bit of outdoor exercise with added people watching, Runyon Canyon is perfect.