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Only in LA can you catch flawless Cindy Crawford and her husband casually hiking in Malibu. When legends like her aren't busy slaying the red carpet, you can find them working on their fitness at our city's many star-driven studios. They're also not afraid to be one with nature (even if paparazzi are lurking in the bushes), which is why celeb-frequented hike sites are abundant around here.

Check out some of your favorites in map form, and remember: you can look, but you can't touch.

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1. Runyon Canyon Park

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N. Fuller Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 666-5046
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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. [FameFlynet]

2. Franklin Canyon Park

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2600 Franklin Canyon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 858-3090
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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. [FameFlynet]

3. Griffith Observatory Trail

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Fern Dell Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 913 4688
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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. [FameFlynet]

4. Coldwater Canyon Park

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1100 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 285-6820
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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. [FameFlynet]

5. Mandeville Canyon Fire Road

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2652 Westridge Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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. [FameFlynet Pictures]

6. Hollyridge Trail

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Mount Lee in Griffith Park
Hollywood, CA 90027
A 40-minute hike via this trail takes you to directly to the Hollywood Sign. (Follow this guide.) Celebs: Madonna and Natalie Portman. [FameFlynet]

7. Temescal Canyon Gateway Park

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15601 W Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-1395
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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. [FameFlynet]

8. Bronson Canyon Park

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3200 Canyon Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 666-5046
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. [FameFlynet]

9. Wilacre Park

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3431 Fryman Road
Studio City, CA 91604
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. [FameFlynet]

10. Solstice Canyon

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3998 Solstice Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265
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. [FameFlynet]

11. Topanga State Park

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20800 Entrada Rd
Topanga, CA
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. [FameFlynet]

1. Runyon Canyon Park

N. Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
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. [FameFlynet]
N. Fuller Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

2. Franklin Canyon Park

2600 Franklin Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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. [FameFlynet]
2600 Franklin Canyon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3. Griffith Observatory Trail

Fern Dell Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068
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. [FameFlynet]
Fern Dell Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068

4. Coldwater Canyon Park

1100 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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. [FameFlynet]
1100 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5. Mandeville Canyon Fire Road

2652 Westridge Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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. [FameFlynet Pictures]
2652 Westridge Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049

6. Hollyridge Trail

Mount Lee in Griffith Park, Hollywood, CA 90027
A 40-minute hike via this trail takes you to directly to the Hollywood Sign. (Follow this guide.) Celebs: Madonna and Natalie Portman. [FameFlynet]
Mount Lee in Griffith Park
Hollywood, CA 90027

7. Temescal Canyon Gateway Park

15601 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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. [FameFlynet]
15601 W Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

8. Bronson Canyon Park

3200 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068
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. [FameFlynet]
3200 Canyon Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068

9. Wilacre Park

3431 Fryman Road, Studio City, CA 91604
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. [FameFlynet]
3431 Fryman Road
Studio City, CA 91604

10. Solstice Canyon

3998 Solstice Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265
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. [FameFlynet]
3998 Solstice Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

11. Topanga State Park

20800 Entrada Rd, Topanga, CA
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. [FameFlynet]
20800 Entrada Rd
Topanga, CA