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Hiking Outside The Los Angeles City’s Limits

During the warmer months in Toronto, I usually take advantage of the weather and wander the many different terrains up north. There is so much to see and explore that at times getting lost is the best option. Although a few years ago I did something very similar to that, but not in Canada it was in the Los Angeles area. As few people may know, there are wonderful trails around the city limits that aren’t used as often as they should be.

One of the top peaks to scope out the Hollywood view is to hike up a 5 km loop in the park of Runyon Canyon. It is more known for individuals who want a quick hike and who have dogs. It is one of the only parks around the surrounding area that allows dogs to wander off freely. Its close to the city and it’s easy to reach by just a quick walk.

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Have you ever wanted to get real close to that Hollywood sign, well this is the place to do so? Griffith Observatory is the place to also get a great view of Hollywood and beyond. It is a quick 4km round trip trek that hits the sign and the 75 year old dome that is marked as a landmark within the area. This park is known to be the place to see many different animals such as coyotes, rabbits, and deer. It’s a great little scenic trek.

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On the other side of the Griffith Observatory is another wonderful hiking trail called Bronson Canyon. It is a little smaller hike, but usually you won’t find that many people climbing that side of the mountain. Plus it’s a totally different view compared to the two other hikes.

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