View of Los Angeles skyline from Runyon Canyon Park on a sunny day
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Runyon Canyon Park

Updated by Dianne Titos on March 14 2024

Urban Oasis and Hiking Haven Above Hollywood.

Address: 2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, United States

People hiking in Runyon Canyon Park
Enjoy the spectacular views from the hiking trails throughout Runyon Canyon Park.
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💲 Free entry

👩‍🦽 Partially wheelchair accessible (paved areas only)

🍽️ No on-site dining options, but picnic areas available

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Runyon Canyon Park?

Runyon Canyon Park can be found in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, just two blocks north of Hollywood Boulevard.

It's a popular spot for locals and tourists, offering easy access from most parts of Los Angeles.

The park's main entrance is located at the end of Fuller Avenue, with direct access to numerous trails and breath taking views of the city.

Why should I visit Runyon Canyon Park?

Runyon Canyon Park is a beloved urban escape, offering nearly 200 acres of hiking trails and stunning views of Los Angeles.

Whether you're interested in a leisurely walk, a challenging hike, or a yoga session with a view, Runyon Canyon Park has something for everyone, where you can experience the natural beauty of Southern California without leaving the city.

What are the opening hours at Runyon Canyon Park?

General opening hours

Monday - Dawn - Dusk

Tuesday - Dawn - Dusk

Wednesday - Dawn - Dusk

Thursday - Dawn - Dusk

Friday - Dawn - Dusk

Saturday - Dawn - Dusk

Sunday - Dawn - Dusk

Closures and holidays

Runyon Canyon Parks opening hours may change depending on the season and weather, so make sure to check out the park's official website before you visit.

View of the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles seen through the trees on a sunny day, with the blue sky above
The famous Hollywood sign is visible from several points in Runyon Canyon Park.
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Where should I park when visiting Runyon Canyon Park?

Street parking is available around the park's entrances, but it can be limited, especially on weekends and holidays.

If you are planning to park close by, then make sure to arrive early or use public transportation when possible.

Is Runyon Canyon Park accessible by public transportation?

Runyon Canyon Park is accessible by public transportation, with several bus lines running close to the park's entrances.

The closest Metro station is Hollywood/Highland, and then you can then take a short bus ride or walk to the park.

When is the best time to visit Runyon Canyon Park?

Weekdays are generally less busy than weekends, so visit mid-week for a quieter visit.

Early morning or late afternoon are also good times to visit for cooler temperatures and less crowded trails.

What are the best things to see near Runyon Canyon Park?

There are plenty of great places close to Runyon Canyon Park to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Hollywood Sign - The iconic landmark is visible from various points within the park.
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame - A historic sidewalk celebrating the stars of the entertainment industry, located just minutes away.
  • The Griffith Observatory - Offering educational exhibits and stunning views of Los Angeles, a short drive from Runyon Canyon.
  • The Hollywood Bowl - An outdoor amphitheater hosting concerts and events, located near the park.
Griffith Observatory lit up at sunset with view of sky scrapers in the distance
Many other great sites including The Griffith Observatory, are close by.

Common questions about Runyon Canyon Park

Visiting Runyon Canyon Park offers a refreshing urban escape with scenic hiking trails, jaw-dropping city views, and even celebrity sightings! Here is what else you can expect.

Is Runyon Canyon Park accessible to those with lower mobility?

❌ The majority of hiking trails are not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers due to their natural terrain.

Is Runyon Canyon Park free to enter?

✔️ Yes, entry to Runyon Canyon Park is completely free.

Is Runyon Canyon Park pet-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Runyon Canyon Park is pet-friendly, with certain areas where dogs can roam off-leash.

Is Runyon Canyon Park child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, the park is family-friendly, offering open spaces for children to explore.

Is Runyon Canyon Park a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Runyon Canyon Park is open year-round, offering something different throughout the changing seasons.

Are refreshments available at Runyon Canyon Park?

❌ There are no dining facilities at Runyon Canyon Park.

❗ However, visitors can bring their own food and beverages to the picnic areas at Runyon Canyon Park.

Are there restrooms at Runyon Canyon Park?

✔️ Yes, public restrooms are available at the entrance of Runyon Canyon Park.

What else is useful to know before I visit Runyon Canyon Park

Wearing good footwear is recommended as the trails can be rugged, and water, sunscreen, and a hat during warmer months.

Always stay on marked trails to preserve the park's natural habitat and ensure your safety.

View on Los Angeles down town from runyon canyon park, California.
Sit back and enjoy the view once you've scaled one of many trails at Runyon Canyon Park.

Where to stay near Runyon Canyon Park

There are plenty of great hotel options in Los Angeles to head back to after exploring Runyon Canyon Park. Here are our favorites

  • Hotel Per La, Autograph Collection - Centrally located, this plush hotel is an exceptional stay, while their dedicated team delivers first-class service.

  • citizenM Los Angeles Downtown - This trendy hotel serves as a convenient gateway to the Broadway Theater District and Little Tokyo, and many other great LA top attractions.

  • Ambrose Hotel - At Ambrose Hotel and you can expect stylish accommodation, fit for all the family, in the heart of Santa Monica.