One of the great opportunities for running and hiking an iconic L.A. canyon within the heart of the city. Runyon Canyon Park is a 130-acre park located just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, affording great views of the Hollywood sign, the Sunset Strip and the LA Basin. There are three options for running (or walking/hiking) here. Fuller Gate — Runyon Canyon Road is the best for running because it is more ‘switchback’ in nature. The Star Trail is steeper and the Hero Trail is the most challenging. The run I have created here is 2.7 miles following the Runyon Canyon Road route, which is a 678 foot elevation gain. It’s possible to loop back using some of the other trails, or do some running on Mulholland Drive (careful!) and some of the surrounding roads from the northern gate of the park.