Small Group & Private Hiking Tours Of
Griffith Park & Runyon Canyon
Hikes by The Los Angeles Hiking Company are more than a stroll up a mountain - they're an expert-guided introduction to L.A.
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About Your Guide
Hi! I'm Trevor Morrow, your guide and new friend in Los Angeles.
I'm a professional travel writer & blogger who has written for media outlets, Outside, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Business Insider, and more -- and my thoughts on the great outdoors have been featured on CBS This Morning. I’m a L.A. local with my finger on the pulse of the city and a passion for sharing the real L.A. with travelers from around the world.
Allow me to help make your stay in L.A. extra special, and help give you the tools, tips, and tricks you’ll need to explore this wonderful city with confidence. // I look forward to hiking with you soon! - Trevor
To follow my adventures in L.A. and around the world, find me on Instagram.
PHOTOS + PRAISE
“The perfect way to see Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign!”
We enjoyed refreshments from a gorgeous lookout and left with a sense of awe at the area surrounding us. — Sheila, Traverse City
“A great L.A. experience.”
I highly recommend a visit to Griffith Park and hiking the trails. We lucked out and found The Los Angeles Hiking Company. It was awesome. — Lance, Atlanta
“I can't rave enough about this hike and my amazing guide.”
It's very well worth it! — Jazzy, Singapore
“The best views of the city.”
This is a must do when you come to California…or if you just want to enjoy a good hike with good company! - Christine, Tampa
CHOOSE YOUR HIKE
Join us for incredible views, custom LA travel tips from you expert guide, and incredible photo opportunities!
THE EARY BIRD HIKE @ RUNYON CANYON
Start your day off right (and like an active, LA local) with this guided hike of the famous Runyon Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. Perfect for early risers and those looking to beat jet-lag!
HIKE DURATION: 1.5 HOURS
DEPARTURE TIME: 7:15AM
PRICE: $30 PER PERSON
Price includes gratuity. Add cold sparkling cider served in champagne glasses at the summit for +$10 per person 📸🍾
THE SIGNATURE HIKE @ GRIFFITH PARK
The perfect morning: a fun, informative, and super photo-worthy guided hike to the summit of Griffith Park to take in jaw-dropping, 360 degree views of LA!
HIKE DURATION: 2.5 HOURS
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:45AM
PRICE: $48 PER PERSON
Price includes gratuity and cold sparkling cider served in champagne glasses at the summit! 📸 🍾
ABOUT THIS HIKE
We hike via a paved park-access road (following a steady incline to the top of Runyon Canyon). Along the way, your expert guide will give you the inside track on LA with custom tips, insight and inspiration to help you have the best possible time in LA.
At the summit, we’ll take in an incredible view of the city - from the Downtown skyline, to the Hollywood sign, to the Pacific Ocean and get the perfect #RunyonCanyon photos. Completed by 8:45am, you’ll still have a full day of exploring ahead of you - and we can recommend the best spots for you to enjoy a post-hike breakfast, coffee, or juice!
HIKE DISTANCE: 2 miles (3.2km)
ABOUT THIS HIKE
Views, views, views from the first step! We hike via a dirt park-access road, winding our way to the top of Griffith Park (and for those feeling adventurous, we’ll head “off-trail” for a short stint on a lesser-known trail for more fantastic photos).
At the summit, we lay out a classic picnic tablecloth and serve cold sparkling cider in champagne glasses to toast the amazing views of the Hollywood sign and entire City of Angels. Completed by 12:15pm, our hike finishes on the front lawn of the world-famous Griffith Observatory…and we can recommend the best spots for you to enjoy a post-hike brunch or lunch!
HIKE DISTANCE: 3.5 miles (5.6km)
Need help deciding which hike to take? See our FAQ section below to learn more about the differences between our hikes.
MORE HIKE HIGHLIGHTS
INCREDIBLE VIEWS - Inspiring vistas of the Hollywood sign, city skyline, Griffith Observatory and much more.
Plus: With binoculars in hand, you'll get a literal and figurative overview of the city
FUN HISTORY - Discover the stories of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory, and more.
Who would have known?: We'll change the way you look at that famous sign...and the city.
AMAZING PHOTOS - Capture unique perspectives of L.A. that few travelers get to see.
Warning: Your social media feeds will never be the same ;)
A TOAST TO L.A. - Enjoy a champagne glass of cold sparkling cider at the summit (it's great for photos). Included on our Griffith Park hike, available to add on for our Runyon Canyon hike.
FYI: While our bubbly is non-alcoholic, we can recommend good bars & brunch spots to indulge in the real deal.
CUSTOM L.A. TIPS - Get the best L.A. tips, info and advice from your guide, a professional travel writer and L.A. local.
Be an insider: After your hike, you'll be ready to confidently explore the city like a local.
ALSO INCLUDED: A selection of healthy, packaged snacks and a bottle of water for each hiker.
PLEASE NOTE: Both hikes are classified as beginner/intermediate in level. Hikers should be in good physical health and confident in their ability to finish the hike. All hikers will be required to sign a waiver before beginning the hike.
BOOK YOUR HIKE
Use the calendar below to select your date and book online!
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Don't see the date you'd like to hike listed here? Want to hike on a weekend? No problem! Just contact us using the form below; we may be able to accommodate you.
Looking for a future date not yet listed on our calendar? Contact us using the form below, or check back closer to your desired date.
THE LOS ANGELES HIKING COMPANY DIFFERENCE
What makes us the provider of LA’s best outdoor activities? We know what makes a travel experience truly special.
IT’S IN THE DETAILS
It's the little things that make a travel experience memorable
That's why when we reach the summit, we set a photo-worthy scene by laying out a classic picnic tablecloth, presenting a selection of healthy, packaged snacks, and pouring champagne glasses of cold sparkling cider with which to cheers to the amazing view of the Hollywood sign and city below (included on our Griffith Park hike; optional on our Runyon Canyon hike).
Blend in with the locals (no “TOUR GUIDE” shirts here)
While looks aren't everything...in L.A. they're kind of something. That's why our guide wears all black & grey athletic gear so you’ll blend in with the hiking locals (consider it more of a hike with your L.A. friend than a tour guide).
GET THE INSIDE SCOOP
In L.A., it's all about who you know (and now you know us!)
Don’t get stuck with a guide who’s just following a script or who just moved to LA! At the Los Angeles Hiking Company, you’ll hike with an in-the-know local expert and professional travel writer with his finger on the pulse of the city. He can tell you about off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, amazing ice cream shops, delicious restaurants, lively breweries, and so much more.
Pro Tip: Get ready for recommendations
Download the Google Maps app prior to our hike. With it, you can "star" to save any of the recommendations given to you by your guide. This way, you'll remember them, know where they are, and have them handy for the remainder of your stay in L.A.
CORPORATE EVENTS, OUTINGS & PRIVATE HIKES
The Los Angeles Hiking Company has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable companies to organize memorable corporate events, outings and private hikes for employees, clients, media and influencers.
Q: What's Included?
Every hiker receives a bottle of water and access to a selection of healthy packaged snacks. Hikers on our Griffith Park hike will also receive a a champagne glass of cold sparkling cider at the summit (an optional add-on for our Runyon Canyon hike).
And of course, don't forget the invaluable tips, advice, and information you’ll receive from your guide.
Q: Will We See The Hollywood SigN?
Yes! On both hikes, you will get views of the Hollywood sign - however our Griffith Park hike gets a more varied and closer look at the sign as compared to our Runyon Canyon hike. Please note that neither hike will take you directly to, behind, or underneath the sign.
Q: What should I weaR / bring with me?
Dress like you would for an active afternoon in your local park. Most importantly, you'll want to wear a sturdy pair of running or hiking sneakers with good traction on the bottom. We also recommend bringing a light jacket or sweatshirt during winter months (L.A, mornings can be cool), sunscreen (as we'll be exposed to the sun for the majority of the hike), sunglasses (to protect your eyes and look cool), and of course, a camera or cell phone to take photos.
Q: How Long Is The Hike?
Our Griffith Park hike is approximately 3.5 miles roundtrip. Our Runyon Canyon hike is approximately 2 miles round trip.
Q: how are your two hikes different?
Our Griffith Park hike is longer both in distance hiked and time spent together, and offers a more rugged feel due to the larger size of the park, more rugged terrain, and our hiking on dirt park-access roads (and a short stint on a more rugged trail). Our Griffith Park hike also features more story/history (about Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory, and the man behind it all) as compared to our Runyon Canyon hike (which can be considered a “lite” version of our Griffith Park hike).
On our Griffith Park hike, the views will be consistently impressive from the first step, where as on our Runyon Canyon hike, the real view pay-off comes once we reach the top (it’s sure to “WOW”). On our Griffith Park hike, you’ll get a closer look at the Hollywood sign as compared to at Runyon Canyon — however, you’ll still get an amazing view of the sign and the Hollywood Hills. And at Griffith Park, you’ll also get an up-close look at the Griffith Observatory (as our hike ends on the Observatory’s front lawn). Our Runyon Canyon hike is ideal for those looking for a shorter experience, those with less time to spare, or those looking to experience the Runyon Canyon they’ve seen on Instagram (it’s a very popular spot for celebrities and influencers). If you have any further questions, please contact us using the form below.
Q: WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER AND CANCELATIONS?
We keep our fingers crossed for the best weather possible, but can't guarantee a perfectly sunny California day. Hikes are only cancelled in the event of rain. Should your tour be cancelled, we will do our best to reschedule you on another hike (pending availability). If rescheduling is not possible, we will happily issue you a refund.
Q: Are Your Hikes Good For Children?
We find that the hike itself (including its informational content and pace), is most enjoyed by children over the age of 12 (although you are the best gauge of your child's interest and ability).
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Q: Where ARE Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon?
Both hikes are located right in the middle of Los Angles, just minutes from Hollywood (Runyon Canyon is the blue pin on the left, and Griffith Park is the blue pin on the right).
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