Best dog walks in Los Angeles: trails, beaches, parks
Lights, camera, Runyon! It’s certainly not quiet on the set of Runyon Canyon in Hollywood, but the trail system here is one of the most pupular for active Angelenos and their canine companions. Check out this LA Parks map to plan your dog-led route through the 160-acre green space. I recommend the full length curl for an A-list workout and big budget views. After a short run on the trail, look for the gate that shows the off-leash area to free your dog for an adventure (leashes are also needed at the north end of the park). Humans and dogs alike enjoy the views of the canyon and chaparral covered hills along the fire roads and single track tenders, but the real treat comes with the elevation gain. Throughout the park, find aptly named lookouts like Clouds Rest and Inspiration Point, which offer vistas of cityscapes stretching all the way to San Gabriels and Santa Monica Bay on a clear day. For more Hollywood area hikes (and less yoga mats), head to the nearby scenic Trebek Open Space, named after the late “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek. We’ll be doing puppy-friendly hikes for $ 200! Start at the trailhead at the end of Fuller Avenue just past the intersection with Hillside Avenue. Parking on the street. No leash is OK.