Runyon Canyon

Top choice hiking in Hollywood
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A chaparral-draped cut in the Hollywood Hills, this 130-acre public park is as famous for its buff runners and exercising celebrities as it is for the panoramic views from the upper ridge. Follow the wide, partially paved fire road up then take the smaller track down to the canyon, where you’ll pass the remains of the Runyon estate.

Free morning yoga sessions (bring your own mat) are run daily in the park; click the link on the website for details.