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“Great hike!”
Review of Runyon Canyon Park

Runyon Canyon Park
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$35.00*
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Runyon Canyon Hike: Early Morning Fitness Hike
Ranked #24 of 553 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I ran/hiked the canyon solo when I was in LA for business, and didn't have much time for site-seeing. Excellent hike and way to see the city! View from the top is amazing! ..... Definitely wear good hiking shoes. Some of the terrain (especially near the top) is dusty/slippery and very steep. I wore typical running shoes and wished I would've worn hiking shoes with more traction. And definitely take some water!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

It's a place many people bring their dogs. If you do, please bring a bag to clean up after your dog (many people didn't and the end of the trail was quite smelly.)
There is a variety of climbs for different levels and a very nice view from the top. Interesting to find something like this in the city. It can be dusty in the dry summer so I would suggest bringing H2O. People say that you may run into a celebrity there.

Thank Jean705
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We knew we would see great sites of L.A but never did we anticipate everything else. Runyon canyon is public park where you can exercise. As its literally a park of hills you can trek the hills ... Which are extremely steep. Be mindful to wear proper running trainers or hiking boots.

It gets really hot so as expected make sure you have a bottle of water to hand . Wear light exercise clothing and bring a hat and sunglasses. You can see some of the best sites of L.a from here for absolutely 0dollars! There is no charge to enter the park so make sure you make the most of it. You can also clearly see the Hollywood sign and many of the Hollywood hill homes which look amazing! We also spotted a celebrity (won't name him) so keep one beady eye open! Took us about 1.5 hours to scale the whole park but we didn't go to the highest peak :-/ !! ... Its located within a residential area and there is 2 hours parking on from wed to fri so make sure you get there between 11-2 for that :) ......10/10 and a must see when you come to L.A

1  Thank MissK87
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

An easy walk from Hollywood Boulevard up to the entrance of Runyon Canyon park. Be prepared for a steep uphill walk to the top of the canyon - wear comfortable shoes & take lots of suncream & water. Beautiful views over LA.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The park is located along the eastern end of Mulholland Drive and has a surprisingly extensive trail system through the hills that takes one to good views of LA and the Hollywood sign. The highest trail does not have the best view as it is partially obscured by high tension power lines and their towers; one is better off with one of the lower trails for an unspoiled view. Also, the often hazy skies of SoCal can reduce the view so time your trip for a clear day, often after a weather front, if possible. The greatest difficulty in visiting is finding a parking spot as they are very limited so visiting on a weekday is a good idea as well.

Thank Steve1362
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