Runyon Canyon has long been considered to be Los Angeles’ foremost spot for all things hiking, jogging, selfie-ing, and escaping city life. So when the news broke that Runyon Canyon Park will be closed for four months starting in April, our hearts, thoughts and prayers went out to all of our friends on the West Coast. We know what a shock this must be. Luckily, we’re here to see you through the hard times, and have come up with this nifty list of alternatives to get you by in the meantime.
Between Glendale's La Tuna Canyon—what with its sycamore-lined trails and striking views of the San Gabriel Mountains, the San Fernando Valley, and downtown Los Angeles—and the wildflower paradise that is L.A.'s Elysian Park, there's plenty of outdoors to explore.
Hike on and happy trails.