Runyon Canyon Park
7317 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046, United States
You may have gathered by now that the Hollywood Hills are ripe for hiking.
And the place where Hollywood’s stars take their walks is the 160-acre Runyon Canyon Park.
If you’re on Instagram and follow more than a couple of celebrities you may already know this spot and its vistas like the back of your hand.
Striking out from the gate at the park’s southern entrance on N Fuller Avenue there’s a choice of three trails with varying degrees of difficulty: The Hero Trail (difficult), the Star Trail (medium) and the paved Runyon Canyon Road, which curls up the slope on a shallow gradient to the panoramic lookout at Clouds Rest, and down on the railway sleeper steps on the Star Trail to another overlook at Inspiration Point.
Pay a visit in winter and spring when the sky is clearer.
Also bring a hat, because there’s only occasional tree cover below the palms on the canyon floor.