Runyon Canyon Park
3 miles (5 kilometers)
This 160-acre (65-hectare) park attracts fitness-minded locals to its easily accessible trails, just north of Hollywood. The 3-mile (5-kilometer) Runyon Canyon Loop affords views of the Hollywood Sign, Sunset Strip, and even the occasional celebrity.
Griffith Park Trails
Will Rogers State Historic Park
2 miles (3 kilometers)
10 miles (16 kilometers)
Serious peak baggers won’t want to miss a hike to the top of Mount Baldy, the highest point in Los Angeles County at 10,064 feet (3,068 meters). Situated in the San Gabriel Mountains about an hour’s drive east of LA, this 10-mile (16-kilometer) ridge-line loop offers stellar views most of the way.
Malibu Creek State Park
15 miles (24 kilometers)
Hikers will find 15 miles (24 kilometers) of streamside trails winding through oak and sycamore woodlands within the bounds of Malibu Creek State Park. Easy hikes keep to the canyon floor, while those looking for a challenge can climb the Castro Crest ridge.
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