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Visit


VISIT THE PARK

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Visit


VISIT THE PARK

A RUSTIC CANYON MEETS THE INFAMOUS HOLLYWOOD HILLS. THIS IS RUNYON.

Since it's establishment as a public park in 1984, Runyon Canyon has served as an oasis from the rushed lifestyle of the big city.  

Runyon Canyon welcomes close to 2 million tourists & locals yearly. It's a scene. Time for you to experience the absolute best Los Angeles has to offer. Please respect the surrounding neighborhood and park.

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Getting there


GETTING THERE

 

Getting there


GETTING THERE

 

PARKING? NOT REALLY.  SO LYFT/UBER, METRO, BIKE, OR WALK. 

BIKE? There are bike racks at the Fuller entrance.

SUBWAY/METRO? Yes, it's a ten minute walk from the RED LINE - Hollywood and Highland stop. (Bonus: You get to see the Hollywood Blvd'S Walk of Fame AKA stars on the sidewalk!) 

DRIVE? If you have to drive, don't forget to read those parking signs. Don't say I didn't warn you. But just remember, you are going on a hike. So parking several blocks from the entrance is not a big deal. It's just adds a couple more steps to your hike. 

Please respect the surrounding neighborhood.

You will have to park on the street and street parking can usually be found the further you are from the entrance. Try parking on Hollywood Blvd.  But just remember, you are hiking anyways, so parking from a distance from the entrance just adds more cardio to your hike.   

Directions: South/Fuller Entrance--Hollywood Fwy (101) to Highland Avenue. South to Franklin Ave. West on Franklin to Fuller, north on Fuller to dead end. This is where everyone usually meets up - just inside the Fuller entrance.  

For Waze or Google maps enter:  2000 North Fuller Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Google map here.

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset, Daily

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Park entrance and trails


PARK ENTRANCE & TRAILS

Park entrance and trails


PARK ENTRANCE & TRAILS

WALK. HIKE. RUN. BRING YOUR DOG. 

This is your park. Love it. Take care of it. Don't litter.

There are three ways to enter Runyon Canyon:

  • two entrances at the bottom of the park in the South: Fuller Entrance and Vista Entrance
  • one at the top in the North: Mullholland Entrance

Click here for map.  (If you have any amazing digital design skills, let us know! We need your help.)

Lower Route One

When entering at the bottom of the canyon the walker can choose to go round clockwise or counter-clockwise. Going clockwise involves gradually climbing up as one makes ones way towards the back of the canyon, swinging round to the east ridge to Clouds Rest and then coming down the steep slope and steps to Inspiration Point, before taking up the central fire road back down to the Fuller Ave entrance. Going counter-clockwise is a much more energetic climb up the steps and steep slopes between Inspiration Point and Clouds Rest, before the long and gentle road back down. Allow between 30-45 minutes for these routes.

Lower Route Two

There is the western trail which, from the southern approach at Vista, starts just inside the secondary gates (where dogs can be let off their leashes) and takes the hiker along the spine of the ridge to the second highest point in the canyon with magnificent views to the West and South. This is a considerably more taxing climb than the previous routes described and if followed by a descent via either the fire road or the eastern ridge route will take between 60-90 minutes. Taking in Indian Rock will add another 10-20 minutes.

Upper Route

Entering from Mulholland there are a couple of short hikes up Indian Rock to the highest point in the canyon with 360-degree views including the valley to the North. The alternative route follows the fire road round the rock and splits off towards the Western High Way or goes towards Clouds Rest and a choice of circuits.