Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A good hike in Hollywood

We took a nice 2.6 mile round trip hike this weekend in Hollywood's Runyon Canyon.   It's a nice hike for anyone that lives local or the tourist that's in town and wants to see some "real" Los Angeles.   After about 1.5 hours of walking we decided to call it a wrap.

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Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre (65 ha) park in Los Angeles, California, at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, managed by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.  The southern entrance to the park is located at the north end of Fuller Avenue in Hollywood.  The northern entrance is off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive. The Runyon Canyon Road, a fire road that is closed to public motor vehicle access, runs roughly through the center of the park between the northern and southern entrances along Runyon Canyon itself, and there are numerous smaller hiking trails throughout the park.

The highest point in the park at an elevation of 1,320 ft (402 m) is known as Indian Rock. Because of its proximity to residential areas of Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills, celebrity sightings are not uncommon.  The park is also noted for having a fairly liberal dog policy, with dogs allowed off-leash in 90 of the park's 160 acres.

Check out the park at their website:  www.lamountains.com/parks.


  1. Another great place for hikes is about an hour north of LA in Santa Barbara. They are famous for their amazing trails. My personal favorite is Seven Falls, which has natural rock waterslides and hot water pools! If you make it up there but can't afford to stay at the ritzy Santa Barbara hotels, check out The Sandman Inn (www.thesandmaninn.com). It's great for travelers on a budget just looking to soak up some of the wonderful Santa Barbara outdoors.

  2. I have to agree, Santa Barbara has some excellent hiking trails. Well worth the drive and the views are excellent from up above, much more appealing then a world wind of smog from LA! I was just there and I did just this and had a great time. Stayed at the South Coast Inn (www.santa-barbara-hotel.com). So elegant and the perfect place to escape the chaos of downtown!


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