The driving distance from San Francisco, California to Los Angeles, California is:

381 miles / 613 km

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Driving distance from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA

The total driving distance from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA is 381 miles or 613 kilometers.

Your trip begins in San Francisco, California. It ends in Los Angeles, California.

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If you plan to spend more time outdoors in Los Angeles, suggests the following hiking trails:

1.Runyon Canyon – this 3-mile round trip hiking loop is for beginner hikers to walk the Hollywood Hills and it offers views at the trail summit. You’ll hike by mansions and get views of the Hollywood Sign, the Sunset Strip and the L.A. Basin.

2.Griffith Observatory West Trail Loop – this 2.5-mile hike offers views of Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign and the LA Basin. You’ll hike uphill toward Griffith Observatory.

3.Will Rogers State Park – this 6-mile round trip hike on Rustic Canyon Loop/Inspirational Point Trail gives you the opportunity to explore the private range once owned by a Hollywood star. The hike is behind the main ranch house at the park. This park is in Santa Monica, a great town to explore after your hike at the park.

4.Eaton Canyon – the Eaton Canyon trail is around 4 miles long. You’ll see a 40-foot waterfall and Eaton Canyon Nature Center. Eaton Canyon is a 190-acre nature preserve at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. You can hike or ride on horseback and explore the fauna and flora of the area.

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San Francisco, California

City: San Francisco
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

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