- Daily: Sunrise to Sunset
Runyon Canyon Dog Park is an expansive off-leash dog park located within the larger Runyon Canyon Park in the heart of Los Angeles. Unlike typical dog parks that are often confined to fenced-in areas, the park offers a unique experience to its visitors. The vast and scenic hiking area allow dogs to hike off-leash with their humans, roam, and play off-leash. The park covers 90 acres of land, making it one of the largest dog parks in Los Angeles!
When hiking at the park, you’ll come across different trails. The trail to the peak of Runyon Canyon is the most popular and offers amazing views of the city. However, it’s also the steepest and can be challenging for some dogs and their human companions. There are also other trails that offer a more relaxed and leisurely hike for you and your dog.
The dog park comes with water stations near the start of the trail. However, it’s best to bring your own water bottle for the hike as shade can be hard to find. Always keep an eye on your dog, as there are some steep areas where they can easily run off or get lost. It’s also worth noting that dogs are required to be on a leash when outside of the designated off-leash areas.
This park is a favorite among locals and visitors, being one of the most visited parks by dog-lovers. It offers stunning panoramic views of the city and a glimpse of the Hollywood sign in some areas. If you’re planning to visit, it’s best to arrive early in the morning or in the late afternoon. This way you can avoid the crowds and the heat. Additionally, the park can get crowded on weekends and holidays.
What to Expect
Things to Know
- Parking can also be challenging at Runyon Canyon, especially on busy days. There are several paid parking lots near the park, as well as street parking. It’s important to pay attention to the signs and restrictions in the area to avoid getting ticketed or towed.
- Bring plenty of water for yourself and your dog since there is hardly any shade.
- There are many steep areas so always supervise your dog to avoid accidents.
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Love this place when I’m in LA with my dog. It’s so great to be able to take them off-leash. My only concern is the steep fall in some parts of the hike. But Lulu knows to stay close to me, so it’s not a big deal.