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“Good walk”
Review of Runyon Canyon Park

Runyon Canyon Park
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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.
Sydney, Australia
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“Good walk”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We walked from the Hollywood and Highland Centre - about a 10 min walk (at times uphill) - to the Fuller Street entrance. Not carpark - all residential street parking - but you may have to park a few blocks back if you drove. We took a left at the entrance so walked up the paved hill (very strenuous at times) and came back down on the steps which are scary, uneven and extremely steep. Have to be careful not to do yourself a nasty injury on them. There are no railings and just cliffs on either side. Don't know whether it would have been better to go in the other direction as those stairs are very high to have to walk up. Either way you need to be careful of the knees and ankles. Path is shared in both directions by humans and dogs alike. Hoping to see a few celebrities but lucked out on the day we were there. There are a few trails to do but if you're doing the big loop up to the point at the top, take some water as it can get quite hot and wear comfortable shoes. Great views of Hollywood, the Hollywood sign, the big homes in the Hollywood Hills and LA off in the distance (through the smog) but well worth the trek.

Visited October 2013
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Beerot Yitshaq, HaMerkaz, Israel
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“Nice place for a run and great views”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The park wasn't anything special, but if you're looking for a break from the city and a place to breathe some fresh air (relatively), this isn't bad.

Visited October 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“Great hike with beautiful views”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

We walked to Runyon Canyon from the Hollywood & Highland Center. It was just under a mile to get there and we did not have to deal with limited parking near the park. We entered the park through the Fuller Avenue entrance.

There are several trails in Ruyon Canyon. We did a loop around Inspiration Point and back down the west side of the canyon. These are the yellow and green trails on the map (available on the web site).

The views are fantastic and the hike was not too strenuous. Bring water, especially if it's hot. Expect that there will likely be a fair amount of wind. Otherwise, this hike is absolutely worth doing when visiting the Hollywood area.

Visited October 2013
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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“More an elevated park than a hiking mountain”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Ok, we have the French Alps so that's what I consider hiking. However, that said, Runyon Park is a nice surprise in the middle of the city. Parked a few blocks away, be sure to validate parking ticket! Walked to the Fuller St entrance and took the path on the right. This leads to the steps which are pretty steep and require good footware. Sports shoes are fine but flip-flops are a no-no. At the top of that you can climb further up to descent to the left or cut straight back through the middle on a paved road/path. We did the last, flight to catch..It took about 50min and was a nice bit of exercise. Comfy clothes are best, jeans might not be best. The views are pretty good so take the time to enjoy. There is quite a bit of dog-poo lying around but not disturbingly so.

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“If you don't like dogs this is not your tree to bark up”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Once you FIND a parking spot, you get to enter this park in the middle of the city. It's SO cool because not ONLY is it like a WHOLE new world smack dead in the city but when you hike to the top to the back of the park you're in another city in the San Fernando Valley. Amazing, the idea you can walk from Los Angeles to the valley FASTER than you can drive just tickles me.

So the hike, there is an "Easier" side an the "harder" side as well as a nice asphalt paved path in the middle.

There are areas where dogs are allowed off leash, and MOST owners pickup after their pooches. However, you have those who are oblivious their pups poo stinks, and no one wants to step on it.

When you get to the top of either trail, you have a magical view of the city. It's so wonderful.

Also there are off the beaten trails that you REALLY have to climb through. I don't recommend it...I've tried it. Not the easiest thing to do.

There is a nice person who has cold water, granola bars and fruit out for people. Each item is $1 and is on the honor system. So be honorable. WONDERFUL a nice person would do that for everyone.

Either way it's a GREAT outdoor exercise and if you only take your time and pace your way up the short incline just to the first platform of the easy side it's a WONDERFUL picture op.

Visited August 2013
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