Party Earth Review Named after a Depression-era coal tycoon who used the property for hunting and riding, Runyon Canyon is a popular Hollywood hiking spot and something of a pick-up scene for fit and attractive locals and dog lovers. As... ... read full review
South entrances at the top of Fuller Avenue and Vista Street and north entrance off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Named after a Depression-era coal tycoon who used the property for hunting and riding, Runyon Canyon is a popular Hollywood hiking spot and something of a pick-up scene for fit and attractive locals and dog lovers.
As the paved lane of the strenuous 1.6-mile main trail gives way to dirt and dust higher up, hikers will be met not only by palm-tree-framed views of the Hollywood sign, sprawling hillside mansions, and even the ocean, but also by the hordes of stylish starlets, models, and actors who share the trail with them.
Savvy singles know to show up with their pooches as a laxed leash law allows the pups to play and gives their owners the best chance of mingling with other good-looking dog walkers.
There are two separate routes to the top, but those who take the easier trail will still get a great workout, where an oversized bench offers a place to rest up and enjoy the panorama.
Whether visitors are more interested in toning their own physiques or checking out those of other nature lovers, Runyon Canyon is a great place for fun in the sun with a little flirting on the side.
Outdoorsy, fitness-minded young professionals, models, actors, and locals of all ages.
Free yoga classes on the lawn at the south end of the park, Mondays through Fridays at 8:45am, 10:30am, and 2pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am. Sunset yoga 6pm in Spring and Summer. Hiking routes range from easy to difficult.
Water, bananas, and snack bars available from independent vendor at Fuller Avenue entrance. Street parking.
Free admission. Vendor items $1.
Any sunny day, though weekends are much more crowded than weekdays.
The Griddle Café (7916 West Sunset Boulevard) is a great spot for breakfast or brunch after a hike through Runyon.