Everything Else in Parks & Nature in Los Angeles

Locals’ favorite places

1. Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N Fuller Ave
856local recommendations
2. Topanga State Park
20828 Entrada Rd
90local recommendations
Babette says “Hiking with literal cougars...real ones with baby cats in tow. There have been news reports of bike...” ·
3. Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
4100 S La Cienega Blvd
87local recommendations
Brandon says “Sprint the Culver City Stairs at Kenneth Hahn Park followed by crunches at the crest of the hill for...” ·
4. Temescal Canyon Park
15900 Pacific Coast Hwy.
87local recommendations
5. Elysian Park Trail
Elysian Park Trail
37local recommendations
Sue And Gideon
Sue And Gideon says “Our big local park with great trails for hiking and running. The nearest entrance is at the top of ...” ·
6. Los Leones Canyon Trailhead
510 Los Liones Dr
28local recommendations
Maddison says “Los Liones is my favourite hike in LA. It takes roughly an hour-90 minutes from the top to bottom. ...” ·
7. Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N Altadena Dr
45local recommendations
Lia + Garry
Lia + Garry says “This is a great place for hiking and seeing California native plants. It gives you an idea of Califo...” ·
8. Will Rogers State Historic Park
1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd
67local recommendations
Kat says “The beautiful Will Rogers Ranch features a museum, free docent tours of the beloved star's home, hor...” ·
9. Hollywood Reservoir
62local recommendations
Anna says “This is more of a walk than a hike since it is mainly on a paved road around the reservoir but is ve...” ·
10. Ballona Creek Bike Path
Ballona Creek Bike Path
38local recommendations
Sorina says “Bike path that takes you directly to the beach. Go right on Kensington Rd, enter the Culver Bl bike...” ·
11. Wisdom Tree
Tree of Life Trail
9local recommendations
Barry says “The best view of all of Los Angeles on top of the Hollywood Hill overlooking the entire valley. The...” ·
12. The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave
27local recommendations
Leslie & Craig
Leslie & Craig says “This beautiful area features 6.5 acres of streams, koi ponds, and relaxing gardens” ·
13. Eaton Canyon Falls Trail
Eaton Canyon Falls Trail
18local recommendations
Karilyn says “A lovely hike through native oaks up into the mountains and to a waterfall.” ·
14. Franklin Canyon Park, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority
2600 Franklin Canyon Dr
33local recommendations
Alison & Joseph
Alison & Joseph says “Secret picnic and hiking spot where the intro to The Andy Griffith Show was filmed. Don't run the st...” ·
15. Bronson Canyon / Caves
3200 Canyon Dr
24local recommendations
Alex says “Great hike and nice view of the Hollywood sign! Plus, walk through the famous Bronson Cave!” ·
16. Echo Mountain (Mount Lowe Railroad Trail)
Echo Mountain (Mount Lowe Railroad Trail)
12local recommendations
Kira says “This is a great hike. It is a long hike so bring H2O and food. Worth the view if you can see the oce...” ·
17. Los Liones Canyon Trail
Los Liones Canyon Trail
11local recommendations
Angelique says “An absolutely beautiful hike only a 10 min drive away. It's a great trail for hikers of all levels ...” ·
18. Deukmejian Wilderness Park
3429 Markridge Rd
10local recommendations
Seth says “A beautiful park with great hiking trails, picnic areas, a year-round stream, and an expansive view ...” ·
19. San Gabriel River Trail
San Gabriel River Trail
1local recommendations
20. Eaton Canyon
8local recommendations
Kristina  & Luka
Kristina & Luka says “Nature trails, hiking trails. Hope you make it to the waterfall!” ·
21. Shoreline Pedestrian Bridge
386 E Shoreline Dr
1local recommendations
22. Rio de Los Angeles State Park
1900 N San Fernando Rd
7local recommendations
Erin says “Trails, Fields, Basketball Hoops, Playground, this park has everything, easy walk or bike ride from ...” ·
23. Hermon Dog Park
5568 Via Marisol
7local recommendations
Andy says “Great place to take your furry friends!”
24. Los Angeles River Bike Path
Los Angeles River Bike Path
11local recommendations
Carrick says “One of the most beautiful, little-known treasures of LA. The section in our neighborhood was never p...” ·
25. Hollyridge Loop
Hollyridge Loop
2local recommendations
26. Echo Mountain Trail
Echo Mountain (Mount Lowe Railroad Trail)
1local recommendations
27. Red Rock Canyon
4local recommendations
Dawn says “Hiking right across the street from our house is nice. Walk up Redrock Road about 1/2 of a mile and ...” ·
28. Mount Lee
2local recommendations
29. Rowena Reservoir
2local recommendations
30. Coldwater Canyon
2local recommendations
Anastacia says “The Great Wall of Los Angeles, created by artists Judith Baca and hundreds of high school kids betwe...”