Where can I hike in Los Angeles

Hike and look out into L.A.'s Griffith and Runyon Canyon Park

Info / recommendations | California | 05/12/2015 | Photo: Discover Los Angeles

These two parks in the second largest city in the USA offer wonderful views of Los Angeles and the beautiful landscape. Wild animals, an observatory and probably the best spot for a photo in L.A. at sunset or the famous Hollywood sign await not only hikers, but also those who comfortably come up the hills by car.

Who would have thought that Los Angeles would be great for hiking? The desert valley L.A. is surrounded by two mountain ranges and traversed by three rivers. You have fantastic views of the hills and mountains of that valley. If you feel like hiking or hiking, you can join one of the various tours. We are happy to help you book your tickets. An overview of that Range of city tours in L.A. get in this article.

Griffith and Runyon Canyon Park are north of Hollywood and are separated by the Hollywood Freeway. Who in our Hotel tip, the Best Western Plus Hollywood Hills Hotel, which is already at the foot of the Hollywood Hills and is not far from the Griffith Observatory. Here you can park for free and enjoy two of the most popular photo opportunities in the light of the sunset.

In addition, one of the locations for the filming of the classic "... because they don't know what they're doing" (Rebel Without a Cause) with James Dean in the lead role is located here. A statue with his bust is reminiscent of the famous scene in front of the Observatory, where Jim and Plato meet Buzz, who provokes a knife fight.

Some wildlife, including pumas and mountain lions, live in beautiful Griffith Park, which extends north of the observatory. The Bronson Canyon Park follows directly. Watch out film fans: many films and TV shows have been shot here, especially in the science fiction and western genres. The tunnel-like entrance was used, for example, as the Bat Cave in the Batman television series of the 1960s.

The Runyon Canyon is also absolutely worth a visit. There are various hiking trails and viewpoints here. Easily accessible paths make hiking here a pleasure even for the less sporty. Locals jog here, go for a walk with their dogs (attention: no leash!) Or take part in an outdoor yoga class.

By the way, there is also a Berlin Forest in Griffith Park. It was named after the German capital because it entered into a twinning with Los Angeles in 1967. It was in this context that Berlin's Los Angeles Square was given its name. The partnership goes back to the initiative of Berlin emigrants who were active in the film business.