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Runyon Canyon Park

2000 North Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Hollywood)
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Ranked #28 of 397 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Canyons
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located off Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills, this park is especially loved by dog-lovers since they can hike with their dogs without a leash.
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Haifa, Israel
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I lived in LA many years and never knew about this hike, and what a thing to miss! As other reviewers noted, the views from up on top are fantastic -- a panoramic view of LA, from downtown through all of Mid-City and the West side. It's a great way to understand LA geography, and where else can you hike... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I really enjoyed my hike at Runyon Canyon's Eastern trail. There can be crowds, but if you start early in the day (I got there around 8am) they are smaller and the heat isn't so bad. The views from the top are phenomenal- make sure you keep pushing your way all the way to the very peak- lot's of people... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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47 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

With temperatures rising to the upper 90s, we wanted to get to Runyon Canyon early. We certainly weren't the only ones with that idea as it was really hard to find parking nearby and there was plenty of activity on the trail. We did the shorter, easier inside loop, which was still challenging, especially with the temp rising and the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I'll start by saying, I did zero research prior to hiking Runyon Canyon. My friend said let's go hiking today and I said, sure I'm up for it. Well, for starters bring a lot of water, I mean a lot. I think I saw one fountain for the doggies, which is much needed because it was pretty warm up there.... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We came here as a part of looking around LA and serendipitous was right on the corner. Right at the time of sunset we were there to look around and thw best view of LA can only be seen from here. For hikers be prepared! . Plan to visit at dusk / dawn.

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Maumee, Ohio, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We came here based on the recommendation of a co-worker who had visited the area in the past. I'd never heard of Runyon Canyon before or did any research before we went hiking, let me tell you this place was excellent and would go again in a heartbeat. BRING WATER!!!! As others pointed out, there is no parking at the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

it seemed like anyone who wanted to get fit in downtown LA was here at Runyon Park. We were there for a stroll, but from the likes of it, there were two types of park users. the fitness guys, and the non leash dog walkers. everywhere you look, beautiful ladies keeping themselves in shape. we did a half hour walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've read a lot over the years about hiking up runyon canyon and it's certainly something I've always wanted to do. I read up about it before my trip and was aware of the different entrances and routes. Unfortunately on this visit time was not on my side and I couldn't hike from the bottom as I would have liked... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Runyon Canyon has a beautiful path to hike on. This is not for the beginner, or the mid-westerner. Well, I was able to handle it, but was expecting a path that had some shade and a place to picnic. This isn't that kind of park. I wouldn't recommend bringing a dog. This is a hike for fit people that like... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Maybe it's because I'm not a city girl and was raised in a more rural area, but this was not a 'hike'. so so dusty and the views of LA just make you realize how polluted it is. there were a lot of people slipping on the steep areas of the trail because it was so dry. apart from this,... More

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