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Top Hiking Spots Near Los Angeles

Top Hiking Spots Near Los Angeles

Los Angeles might not be the first place you think of when it comes to hiking, but the City of Angels has plenty of wilderness to explore both inside and outside the city limits. If you’re looking to hit the trail, these are some of your best bets.

Runyon Canyon Park

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

One of the largest urban parks in North America, Griffith Park has loads of hiking trails to choose from for hikers of all abilities. Many trails lead to the iconic Hollywood Sign, but other points of interest include the Griffith Observatory, Wisdom Tree, and Bronson Canyon.

Will Rogers State Historic Park

The main road to this California state park lies just off Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades. One of the most popular trails takes hikers on a 2-mile (3-kilometer) loop through the eucalyptus-filled grounds of humorist Will Rogers’ estate to Inspiration Point.

Topanga State Park

For some of the best views of coastal Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Mountains, take the 7-mile (11-kilometer) round-trip hike along Los Liones Trail to Parker Mesa Overlook in Topanga State Park. Switchbacks, steep hills, and an elevation gain of some 1,300 feet (396 meters) make it a challenge with a great reward at the end.

Mount Baldy

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 ridge-line loop offers stellar views most of the way.

Malibu Creek State Park

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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Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park

Griffith Observatory Hike: Hollywood Hills Walk in Griffith Park

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Experience panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline as you embark on a 3.5 mile (5.6 km) hike to one of the highest peaks in Griffith Park. Follow your expert guide as they share captivating tales of Hollywood history. Snap some shots of the iconic Hollywood Sign before finishing your tour at the world-famous, iconic Griffith Observatory. Daily departures at 10am and one hour before sunset.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hollywood Walking & Hiking Tour with Skyline Views / Morning & Sunset

Hollywood Walking & Hiking Tour with Skyline Views / Morning & Sunset

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Visit some of Hollywood’s most popular sites at sunset on this organized walking tour. Learn about the history of the area, and get juicy stories from your guide as you walk by the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theater, Roosevelt Hotel, and more. Then, hike through the hills for views of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park, and the sun setting behind the Los Angeles skyline.
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  • 2 hours
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$24.00
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Official Hollywood Sign Hike: Walk to the Hollywood Sign

Official Hollywood Sign Hike: Walk to the Hollywood Sign

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Departure Time: 10:30 AM We’ll take you in front of and behind the Hollywood sign for an unforgettable experience! With ample opportunities for killer Instagram photos, insider Hollywood History, and a local guide, this hike brags some of the best views in LA. Snag a bird’s eye view of top film studios Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, Dreamworks, the Hollywood Walk of fame, and more! Your docent will regale you with Hollywood history while ensuring a safe and exciting walk. This experience will take approximately 2.5 hours, and is suited for guests looking for a challenging, bucket-list outdoor adventure. Perfect for guests looking for a very special, unforgettable Hollywood Sign Hike. HIGHLIGHTS Hollywood Sign (behind and in front!) Panoramic 360° views of all of LA Best photos of the Hollywood Sign to last a lifetime Leave LA fulfilled: get your full fix of insider LA history from the best local guides in Los Angeles!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

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Knock out must-see sights and some must-have photo ops while getting a workout on this moderate-intensity hiking tour in Los Angeles. Follow your guide up the paths that lead to Griffith Park's iconic Hollywood sign while listening to engaging commentary on Tinseltown's history. The hike is steep, but moves at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops. Entrance to the Griffith Park Observatory included.
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  • 2 hours
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Runyon Canyon Hiking Tour

Runyon Canyon Hiking Tour

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Enhance your experience in Runyon Canyon Park on a guided hiking tour. Follow your guide through the 130-acre park, stopping at iconic lookout points and the Griffith Observatory, which offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and Downtown LA.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Hollywood Sign Adventure Hike - Closest Possible View

Private Hollywood Sign Adventure Hike - Closest Possible View

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Perhaps the top attraction in Los Angeles is the Hollywood Sign—though many travelers see it from afar, few get to enjoy it up close. On this tour perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy a hike into the hills to visit the Hollywood Sign, and take in views of Downtown LA and Burbank as you climb. Along the way, enjoy stops at Lake Hollywood Park and scenic Griffith Park.
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  • 3 hours
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Shared 3 Hours Los Angeles VIP Tour

Shared 3 Hours Los Angeles VIP Tour

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This is a great choice for time-tight travelers visiting Los Angeles. Save hours researching the best things to do in the city, and instead, go on a special tour that visits the city’s most photogenic spots and famous locations. Along the way, listen to commentary and stop to take photos near the Hollywood Sign, the American Film Academy, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive.
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Hollywood Sign Private Hike via the Three Peaks- Burbank, Cahuenga, Mt Lee

Hollywood Sign Private Hike via the Three Peaks- Burbank, Cahuenga, Mt Lee

Most people only get a glimpse of L.A.’s famous Hollywood Sign from afar – now you can get an intimate look by hiking to it! Your epic hike to the sign on Mt. Lee is via the three peaks of Burbank Peak, Cahuenga Peak, and Mt. Lee in Griffith Park. This moderate hike will take you right up to the rear of the sign, with a gorgeous view of Los Angeles beyond. This is a one-way hike, 3 miles each way, and parts of the trail can be rocky, sandy and dusty. It is recommended that you wear close-toed walking shoes with good traction, preferably hiking shoes. Dress in layers, and bring a good windbreaker in case of strong winds at the top. Be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat for good measure. Also, please bring plenty of water (2 litres) as there is no water on the mountain. You are also welcome to bring snacks for energy, if you like. And don’t forget your camera!
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Combo Ferrari & VIP Bus tour From Hollywood Sign to Beverly Hills

Combo Ferrari & VIP Bus tour From Hollywood Sign to Beverly Hills

By using small mini-vans, we will get you to the very TOP of Hollywood Hills for the best photos with The Hollywood Sign. Our secret location is a hidden hiking trail in a residential neighborhood, where you would be able to get your shots without noisy tourists in the background. It’s this local knowledge that underpins all of our LA Tours and our friendly drivers and guides do everything they can to ensure our guests have the best time and take those perfect Hollywood Sign photos they will treasure for years to come.
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Hike to the Hollywood Bowl

Hike to the Hollywood Bowl

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See another side of Hollywood on this 1.6-mile urban hike from the Hollywood Bowl to the "Secret Stairs." We'll pass by unique homes and their famous owners in an area only accessible by the stairs or private elevator. Then, descending back into the Bowl, we'll stop for pictures before climbing to the top of the 17,500-seat amphitheater. We'll take in glorious views of the Hollywood sign and the surrounding Hollywood Hills to cap off this truly memorable experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Hollywood Sign: Walk to the Top

Hollywood Sign: Walk to the Top

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Join your guide for a 2.5-hour walking tour that combines sightseeing in the hills of Los Angeles with a vigorous walk up to the Hollywood sign. Learn about the history of Los Angeles on an entertaining hike that takes in Griffith Park, the Hollywood Hills neighborhood, and the Hollywood sign, and offers views of Burbank, the San Fernando Valley, and all of Los Angeles.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Angeles Forest Hiking Tour

Angeles Forest Hiking Tour

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With a mix of terrain, this is a perfect hike for everyone whether a beginner or advanced hiker. Throughout most of the the hike, we are covered by a mass of beautiful pine and fir trees. As we reach our destination, individuals will get a chance to take a dip in the natural water pools towered by a cool, breathtaking waterfall. This is a 4.5 mile roundtrip hike and is perfect for tourists as well as locals who are looking for a weekend adventure. Tours can be booked as a private experience.
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