The Real Deal:

Located just off Laurel Canyon and about one mile south of Ventura Blvd, Fryman Canyon is a great way to get in a workout in a beautiful setting.  This hike truly has it all…a secluded setting, gorgeous surroundings, and challenging terrain.  If you’re looking for a peaceful hike, walk the trail and enjoy the nature around you.  If you’re more in the mood for a challenging workout, pick up the pace and jog or sprint sections of the hike…those 3 miles will be tackled in no time!  There is also plenty of parking, both free (on Laurel Canyon) and paid (in the lot off of Fryman which is only a few dollars).  While dogs are allowed on the trail, you won’t find it overrun like Runyon Canyon.


Know Before You Go:


Kacie says:

It has been years since my last Fryman Canyon experience and I decided it was time to get my hike on.  I first took a trip with my husband and two year old twins.  We didn’t get very far, which was partially due to the fact that my daughter preferred that I carry her the entire time.  A week later I went back on my own and was nervous and didn’t know what to expect.  I decided to park on Laurel Canyon, after all, it’s free, and walked the few blocks to the paved parking area.  I started up the trail and took in the clean air and extremely scenic views of the valley.  Everything was great….that was until I saw a snake slithering right in front of me.  Luckily it was harmless and I continued on my way.  I kept going and going, and had no idea when the trail would end, or where it would take me.  I finally reached the bottom of the trail and found myself in a residential neighborhood and proceeded to make my way back to the entrance of Fryman Canyon.  The entire hike took no more than 40 minutes and could easily be done twice.  There are harder trails, which are definitely off the beaten path and would not advise these using these.  Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!

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