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LA's Top Celebrity Hiking Trails, Mapped

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To offer some Monday motivation for your afternoon workout, we think it's a guide time to revive our guide to LA's most popular hiking trails. Although these spots sure are scenic, be forewarned that they're flooded with touristy traffic and incognito paparazzi due to their very high volume of celebrity sightings.

If catching Miley Cyrus walking her dog at Wilacre Park in Studio City or spotting Justin Timberlake sprinting by at Runyon Canyon in Hollywood validates your sweat session, then make it your goal to visit as many of these trails as possible. Just be sure to bring some heavy-duty blotting papers with you in case the perfect photo opp pops up.


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Runyon Canyon Park

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Its chill dog policy and close proximity to Hollywood Hills homes make this 160-acre park the holy grail of celebrity sightings. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Celebs: All of them, but specifically Vanessa Hudgens, Gavin Rossdale, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Franklin Canyon Park

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Featuring a duck pond and three-acre lake, this, 605-acre park has been spotted in a slew of legendary shows and films, including Creature of the Blue Lagoon and the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show. Open daily from dusk to dawn. Celebs: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Griffith Observatory Trail

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One of many Griffith Park trails, this 2.5-mile hike located on Fern Dell Dr off Los Feliz features stellar views of both Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. Open daily from 6am to 10pm. Celebs: Joaquin Phoenix and Rebel Wilson. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Coldwater Canyon Park

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Fit for families, this nature-filled park near Studio City features a 3.1-mile loop trail, two play areas and panoramic views of the city. Celebs: Anne Hathaway. (Photo: FameFlynet Picture)

Mandeville Canyon Fire Road

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This Brentwood favorite is a less-crowded version of Runyon. Featuring tons of uphill climbs, visitors often trek to the base of the Nike Missile tower to see epic views of the coastline. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Celebs: Jennifer Garner, Fergie and Josh Duhamel. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Hollyridge Trail

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A 40-minute hike via this trail takes you to directly to the Hollywood Sign. (Follow this guide.) Celebs: Madonna and Natalie Portman. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Temescal Canyon Gateway Park

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Located one mile north of the PCH, this park features 141 acres of canyons, incredible views and access to a 20,000-acre region of the Santa Monica Mountains known as the "Big Wild." Celebs: Kate Beckinsale. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Bronson Canyon Park

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This park is located in the southwest section of Griffith Park and is a popular site for shows and films, including Batman and many episodes of Star Trek. Open from 5am to dusk. Celebs: Brad Pitt and Ashley Jensen. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Wilacre Park

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Often mistaken for Fryman Park, this three-mile loop on Betty B. Dearing Trail connects through Wilacre Park, Fryman Overlook and Coldwater Canyon Park. It's the site of the former estate of silent movie cowboy Will Acres. Celebs: Isla Fisher, Dakota Fanning and Emile Hirsch. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Solstice Canyon

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Popular with Malibu stars, this three-mile loop trail features a creek, a 30-foot waterfall, ocean views and a hidden statue of the Virgin Mary. Celebs: Diane Von Furstenberg, Pamela Anderson and Owen Wilson. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Topanga State Park

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Considered "the world’s largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city," this park features 36 miles of nature and ocean views. Celebs: Amanda Seyfried. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

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Runyon Canyon Park

Its chill dog policy and close proximity to Hollywood Hills homes make this 160-acre park the holy grail of celebrity sightings. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Celebs: All of them, but specifically Vanessa Hudgens, Gavin Rossdale, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Franklin Canyon Park

Featuring a duck pond and three-acre lake, this, 605-acre park has been spotted in a slew of legendary shows and films, including Creature of the Blue Lagoon and the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show. Open daily from dusk to dawn. Celebs: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Griffith Observatory Trail

One of many Griffith Park trails, this 2.5-mile hike located on Fern Dell Dr off Los Feliz features stellar views of both Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. Open daily from 6am to 10pm. Celebs: Joaquin Phoenix and Rebel Wilson. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Coldwater Canyon Park

Fit for families, this nature-filled park near Studio City features a 3.1-mile loop trail, two play areas and panoramic views of the city. Celebs: Anne Hathaway. (Photo: FameFlynet Picture)

Mandeville Canyon Fire Road

This Brentwood favorite is a less-crowded version of Runyon. Featuring tons of uphill climbs, visitors often trek to the base of the Nike Missile tower to see epic views of the coastline. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Celebs: Jennifer Garner, Fergie and Josh Duhamel. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Hollyridge Trail

A 40-minute hike via this trail takes you to directly to the Hollywood Sign. (Follow this guide.) Celebs: Madonna and Natalie Portman. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Temescal Canyon Gateway Park

Located one mile north of the PCH, this park features 141 acres of canyons, incredible views and access to a 20,000-acre region of the Santa Monica Mountains known as the "Big Wild." Celebs: Kate Beckinsale. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Bronson Canyon Park

This park is located in the southwest section of Griffith Park and is a popular site for shows and films, including Batman and many episodes of Star Trek. Open from 5am to dusk. Celebs: Brad Pitt and Ashley Jensen. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Wilacre Park

Often mistaken for Fryman Park, this three-mile loop on Betty B. Dearing Trail connects through Wilacre Park, Fryman Overlook and Coldwater Canyon Park. It's the site of the former estate of silent movie cowboy Will Acres. Celebs: Isla Fisher, Dakota Fanning and Emile Hirsch. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Solstice Canyon

Popular with Malibu stars, this three-mile loop trail features a creek, a 30-foot waterfall, ocean views and a hidden statue of the Virgin Mary. Celebs: Diane Von Furstenberg, Pamela Anderson and Owen Wilson. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)

Topanga State Park

Considered "the world’s largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city," this park features 36 miles of nature and ocean views. Celebs: Amanda Seyfried. (Photo: FameFlynet Pictures)