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The 15 Best Runs in Greater Los Angeles

This is a collection of the best runs in Los Angeles, including L.A. proper, Orange County, Long Beach, and towns cities north of L.A. stretching to Santa Barbara. Our list below is from north to south. For more in the area, see our guides to Catalina Island, Santa Barbara, and Palm Springs.


Irvine Regional Park

Orange County, CA

Pleasant, 475-acre park with several miles of trails nestled among a grove of heritage oak and sycamore trees. Best bets are 4-mile Equestrian Loop, 3 mile Horseshoe Loop Trail 1.3 mile Road Runner loop. Paved & dirt paths.

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Christopher F Wilson
4 months ago

Los Alisos Creek Trail in Orange County? Dana Point to Camp Pendleton? Mountains to Ocean trail in Irvine? Santa Ana River Trail? Boat Canyon trail in Laguna Wilderness Area? Boomer Canyon & Shady Canyon trails in Irvine? Like what there is so far. But OC has a ton of great running and cycling and trail running options. Thanks for all the great ideas.