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Runyon Canyon Trail

Los Angeles, CA

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Runyon Canyon Trail is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Mary Wiesbrock Loop Trail
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8 Completed 4 Reviews

Pretty easy trail but still some good hills. As a beginner I struggled on some of the steeper climbs. I would recommend taking a second look at the map before you go out. The turn to make the trail a loop is an easy miss!

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Mary Wiesbrock Loop Trail
by Aimee Moreno

6 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice little walk, beautiful views but everything is so dry right now. We must have walked down the wrong trail because we didn't loop around and we had to walk back.

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Cave of Munits and Castle Peak
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12 Completed 9 Reviews

I'm so glad we decided to come here because come on it's caves! It does require some climbing, but not much experience is required. Also, if you're extremely afraid of heights this might not be the best path for you. Starting from Vanowen, get on the trail and stay on the main one until you pass the fence, then take the first trail to the right and keep going up and you'll hit the caves. Keep climbing up the caves and you'll be on top of the hills, where you'll eventually get to castle peak. Make sure you wear good shoes that have grip on the bottom and make sure you wear a hat. There's very little cover on the top.

Awesome place for photo ops, and just an enjoyable hike that isn't too long. We took 2 hours to hike this loop, only because we took a lot of pictures. If we really wanted to barrel through it, we probably could have been done in 1 hour.

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Cave of Munits and Castle Peak
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

I would definitely park on Vanowen, and enter the trail from there. If you are wanting to get to the cave, stay left of the main trail until you reach the break in the fence, and then go right. There are lots of other trails that break off to the right beforehand. Be careful going up, as the trail basically becomes a foot deep of dust. Make sure to wear good shoes, as the cave floor gets dusty as well. Bring a flashlight or tea candles for inside the caves. It was so awesome, and I can't wait to go back!

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Cave of Munits and Castle Peak
by I took the one Less traveled by

12 Completed 11 Reviews

First off recommend to start from the Vanowen side/neighborhood street parking side for better access if you just wanna check the caves out. Awesome outdoor views from within the cave. For those having a few extra hours try climbing up and going down the ridge from the cave. o yea bring a flashlight. Happy trails-!

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Cave of Munits and Castle Peak
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80 Completed 84 Reviews

A lot of scrambling and no clear trail for the middle of the hike, but an awesome experience and some great views! I definitely recommend it if you're not afraid of off-roading.

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Mary Wiesbrock Loop Trail
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23 Completed 23 Reviews

Nice beginners trail with wide open vistas and wide trails. Good for horseback and cycling. A favorite place for cross country practices. The rolling hills are picturesque and the scattered trees are old and majestic. Not much wildlife except for the children that are brought here to experience the joys of hiking.

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East Las Virgines Canyon Trail
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8 Completed 6 Reviews

Easy hike with many different trails to discover. This is a nice one to run. Very little shade though, so bring lots of water and sunscreen. A nice trail to walk your dog. Only complaint is the coyotes. I was confronted with one the last time I was there while walking the dog and it would not stop following us. Other than that, plenty of hikers around and a nice trail to take your kids.

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East Las Virgines Canyon Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Extremely hot in August with very little shade. Everything looks scorched from the sun Firefighters were up here while on the hike. There was no fire but they were spraying the dirt road down with water.

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Mary Wiesbrock Loop Trail
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23 Completed 26 Reviews

Great trail. This trail actually intertwines with the Las Virgines trail. I did a huge circle and went about 7.20 miles. Scenery is fantastic. Would go again!

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