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Nobody Panic: Runyon Canyon Hiking Trails Will Close For The Next 4 Months

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Nobody on this sightseeing peak at Runyon??(Photo by Annie Lesser/LAist)
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The insanely popular hiking trails of Runyon Canyon Park will close during the busy summer months for construction. Often packed with sweaty hikers, celebrities, and other fitness freaks devotees—some with their dogs in tow—the dirt trails of the Hollywood Hills will suddenly be quiet from April to July of this year. L.A. City Councilmember David Ryu announced today in a release that the beloved park will close for pipe replacement work.

Thankfully, for those looking to stretch it out, the park's yoga field will remain open during the construction, but the trails and all other areas will remain closed to the public.

So, if you see Justin Bieberwandering aimlessly near the entrance to the park on Fuller Ave., perhaps you could guide him towards Griffith Park or some other great hiking spots for him to get his sweat on.

The construction work, known as the Runyon Canyon Water System Improvement Project (RCWSIP), is aimed at creating an improved fire protection system, reducing pipe breaks and other water quality improvements for nearby communities. They'll also be replacing one mile of 6-inch pipe that goes through the park.