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Runyon Canyon Is Closing For Fourth Of July To Slow Coronavirus Spread

File: Chuck McCarthy chats with his client Anie Dee (R) as they walk in the Hollywood Hills, May 24, 2018 in Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
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Woe are the many L.A. dogs that looked forward to leaving their mark on Runyon Canyon this weekend. Y'all couldn't stay away and keep it from getting crowded, so the popular hiking spot has been added to the list of closures this holiday weekend. Runyon will be closed starting at 5 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday for the Fourth of July. L.A. City Councilman David Ryu made the announcement late Friday afternoon.

The closure is designed to keep crowds away and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Concerns over hikers' ability to socially distance led officials to reopen Runyon later than the rest of the city's trails.

There were multiple calls earlier in the day on social media for Runyon Canyon to be closed, and people ended up getting their wish.

So you're going to have to find a different trail to walk or run. Make sure to wear a mask and socially distance so that trail doesn't get shut down, too. Or maybe just go walk or run around your neighborhood.

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