It’s 72 degrees, the warm California sun is intense with you, plus the humidity is good and low. Perfect weather for a run! L.A. has among the best running trails in the nation, between mountains, ocean, parkland, and wildlife. Wonder why Angelenos are very care-free? Increase your endorphins and eat the organic beauty in one for these runs, and you’ll stay calm and cool, too!
San Vicente Median Strip
Address: Santa Monica; Starts at San Vincente with the Santa Monica Pier
Why We enjoy It:?This urban running path stretches from Santa Monica to Brentwood, and it is covered in soft, joint-friendly grass your entire way.
Address: 12601 Mulholland Dr, Studio City, CA 91604
Why We love to It:?This Studio City park is next to Coldwater Canyon Park and boasts both mountain and valley views. Its abundant shade causes it to become an excellent refuge on the hot day.
Santa Monica’s Palisades Park
Address: Ocean Ave. (from Colorado Ave. to San Vicente Blvd.)
Why We prefer It:?Views with the ocean? Check. Lush grass stretching so far as a person’s eye are able to see? Check. Control? Not surprisingly. Rose gardens? Greater fragrant, the more effective. This park is actually a sight in sight.
Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, California, CA 90027
Why We Like It:?Griffith Park boasts incredible views of downtown as well as the Hollywood sign, and its particular rugged terrain is punctuated by running trails that attract locals and tourists alike.
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
Address: 5600 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91411
Why We like to It:?Run amidst the sycamores and willows, and spot wildlife along the way! Ducks, geese, and even herons and egrets choose this spot their house.
UCLA Drake Track Stadium
Address: 340 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Why We like to It:?Ringed with trees and home to some nine-lane, 400 meter track, this stadium is good for runners that like to perform at a professional track, or combine their workout by running stadiums.
Address: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103
Why We like to It:?The classic Pasadena event location provides a straight running surface for runners who like smooth, steady terrain.
California Coastal Trail – Venice to Santa Monica Beach
Why We like to It:?Experience breathtaking views in the Pacific coast when you have a cool, refreshing seabreeze.
Address: 6300 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406
Why We like to It:?Enjoy views of glimmering Lake Balboa just like you run amidst flowering trees, birds and ducks, and lush grass.
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