Like most major cities, every gym in Los Angeles features a large treadmill section for those wishing to run indoors. But Southern California’s warm climate, extensive mountain trails and proximity to the ocean make it the perfect place for year-round outdoor running. To be sure, running in the city can be difficult due to the busy streets and limited space on sidewalks, but there are plenty of public parks with mountain trails or beachfront paths that offer a distinctly Los Angeles running experience.

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