Runyon Canyon

Runyon Canyon is a park located at Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles, California and is approximately 32 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. There are also two entrances at the southern end of the park in Vista Street and Fuller Avenue in Hollywood. The 160-acre park is unstaffed, unlocked and open from dawn until dusk every day of the week.

This is an ideal location for dog walking with a very large 90-acre off-leash area situated here. There is also an enclosed children's playground area, which is turfed but has no equipment for kids to play on. Visitors to the park can get some good views of Los Angeles and the valley with the highest point in the park, known as Indian Rock, being 1,320 feet.

There are several hiking trails in the park including the Runyan Canyon Loop, which is approximately a three and a half mile round trip with three observation points. The Upper Canyon Trail is home to owls, hawks, snakes, lizards, deer and coyote. The several hundred plant species to be seen at the park include black sage, elderberry, golden yarrow, scrub oak and wild buckwheat.

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