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“Great hike with amazing views”
Review of Runyon Canyon Park

Runyon Canyon Park
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$149.00*
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Runyon Canyon Hiking Tour
Ranked #18 of 547 things to do in Los Angeles
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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.
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great hike with amazing views”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

This hike can be as easy or as competitive as you want it to be. The shorter route takes about 45 minutes. If you want to go all the way to the top, expect about 2 1/2 hours. It is totally worth it! Beautiful views and a good possibility of a celeb sighting. If you start up the right side, it is a more difficult climb but it has the best views of the Hollywood sign.

Visited March 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Pretty nice!!”
Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

It's a nice walk with beautiful scenery, yea there are place where it's hard but it's a good experience and as I said nice scenery but nothing crazy about it. If you don't have anything else to do this is a good place...

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice trek for everyone”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

This trek is not difficult at all, i enjoyed it very much the scenery was beautiful and you can see alot of the hollywood houses too. was a nice warm up for the hollywood sign trek :)

Visited March 2014
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Mobile
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“Excellent views but a little crowded”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

While visiting L.A., I would recommend making a morning out of driving Mulholland Drive and going to Runyon Canyon for a hike. Be prepared though, as parking can be a problem. There is a small lot and we had to wait a bit for someone to leave to get a spot. It was a longer trail than we expected if you do the whole thing. If you are not a serious hiker or in regular clothes, you can go an easier way to the left on a paved path and enjoy the views including awesome houses, the city, and the Hollywood sign. If you want exercise, there is a longer hike with lots of steps in places. There are more people than we expected hiking and lots of dogs. We did not mind, but if you are not a dog person keep that in mind.

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Perfect for Dogs”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This trail is great if you are a dog lover. If you are not, then I would not recommend this hike for you since most dogs are off leash and you can be bothered by them. Most of them are well behaved and won't bother you, but my friend got caught up as he was running up the trail in a canine wrestling match. As a result, he scraped up his knees and the worse part was that he was trying to beat his record. This is a overcrowded trail, parking stinks and Parks &Recreation as well as other moving vehicles drive around. Not my idea of a peaceful hike. I enjoy the peace of hiking Yosemite trails like Glacier Point where you rarely see any people in site. My Lab loved the hike!!!!!

Visited March 2014
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