Three Dog-Friendly Hikes in LA

July 21st 2016
Couple Skateboarding on Beach with Husky Dog

Take your pooch around Los Angeles and enjoy the sunny outdoors!

Los Angeles has been home to famous dogs like Lassie, Toto and Beethoven, so it’s no wonder the City of Angels is dog-friendly. Grab a leash and take your best furry friend on one of these dog-friendly trails around L.A. 


Griffith Observatory West Trail Loop

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Hike to the Hollywood Sign with your pooch via the West Griffith Observatory Trail. This easy 2-mile hike is popular with local joggers and tourists alike.


Wild Flower Hill Trail at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley


This leisurely 0.6 mile hike takes you on a scenic path to a small hill covered with wildflowers and native plants. Picnic benches await you at the top of the hill, so pack a picnic basket (plus some dog biscuits).


Community Loop Trail at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills (Culver City)

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Located in the heart of the L.A. sprawl, this 2.6 mile loop offers shaded trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. On a clear day, you and your furry friends can enjoy postcard-perfect views of the Hollywood Hills.


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More Outdoor Fun with Fido


For more information on enjoying the L.A. outdoors with your dog, visit the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy website.