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Hidden Hikes Near Hollywood

Hidden Hikes Near Hollywood

Breathe in the fresh mountain air this spring! Located in Southern California, Studio City is known for its breathtaking trails and lookouts. So why not kick off the warmer months with a hiking adventure? Continue reading for some of the best local hikes, along with nearby shops and eateries.


Hidden Hikes Near Hollywood

To get the best behind-the-scenes view of Hollywood, take a hike. Southern California is known for its scenic hiking trails and amazing views of Los Angeles. Wilacre Park is a local favorite, with many of their trails connecting to other local parks. Situated in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, this 128-acre park has all the essentials. You’ll find a large parking lot, restrooms, drinking fountain and nice picnic area. Added bonus: the trail is well-shaded and makes it easy to stay cool in the warm LA weather. For a moderate hike, set foot on the popular Betty B. Dearing “Lollipop” trail. It’s a 6.7-mile loop that goes through Wilacre Park and Coldwater Canyon Park. The beginning of the trail has a steep incline, but evens out to an easy wide path. With a 1,136’ peek, this intermediate trail has some of the best spots for LA snapshots.


Best Shops for Hikers

Make sure you have everything you need before you go on your Studio City expedition! Worried you don’t have the proper footwear for hiking? Road Runner Sports specializes in shoes for an assortment of activities. They have a wide variety of hiking shoes for both men, women and kids. They also carry a line of trail shoes that are great for running outdoors. To carry all of your essentials, check out Big 5 Sporting Goods’ backpacking gear. They have everything from insulated water bottles and durable backpacks, to first aid kits. It’s important to pack the necessities and have proper clothing and footwear, so you can have a safe and fun journey. Both of these stores are conveniently located by the trails, making last-minute stops easy.


Places to Eat

What better way to refuel after a long hike than by eating healthy and local? Studio City has quite a few options for clean, organic eating. Lemonade offers fresh seasonal food that accommodates vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free preferences. Their artisan sandwiches, slow cooker meats and renowned lemonade are sure to be energy boosters. For a more cultural experience, add H.O.P.E. (Healthy Organic Positive Eating) to your list of places to grab a bite. Specializing in vegan and vegetarian Thai cuisine, H.O.P.E. offers unique wholesome meals that’ll keep you full. Or, continue embracing the outdoors at SunCafe. You won’t even notice that the entire menu is dairy-free and vegan! Sun Café’s multilevel outdoor patio is great if you’re with friends or flying solo.


Why Stay at Studio City Court Yard?   

Don’t limit yourself to a one-day exploration! Instead, stay a couple days to truly discover the trails of Studio City. We recommend booking your stay at the nearby Studio City Court Yard. Five minutes away from some of the best hiking trails, our hotel is a great choice for adventurers and hikers.


Discover something new this spring and embrace nature as you travel through the mountains of Studio City. Make sure to get a good night’s rest before and after your journey at the nearby Studio City Court Yard.



Studio City Court Yard
With its comfortable furnishings and close location to Hollywood attractions, this hotel makes a great budget-friendly choice for traveling families. 12933 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604.