Hikes in Los Angeles
If you are new to hiking in Los Angeles or want to discover more awesome trail, read on. So many exciting places are waiting for you!
This page hosts a large list of hikes in LA County with links to individual write-ups packed with photos, GPS maps, elevation profiles, and all the info needed to locate and enjoy each hike.
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Los Angeles County has a higher population than any other country in the United States. Fortunately for residents, this vast urban center is also home to hundreds of hiking trails and several good campgrounds. In the spring and early summer, seasonal waterfalls come alive and the green mountains around Los Angeles are filled with wildflowers.
The list below has links and information on more than 150 hikes in the Los Angeles area. If you are new to hiking in LA or find that quantity overwhelming, check out our handpicked selection of top trails in Los Angeles to get started. As you will discover, Runyon Canyon Park is not the only place to hike in LA.
You will also find shorter lists by narrowing the focus of your search to one of the area’s two major ranges, the San Gabriel Mountains to the east and the Santa Monica Mountains to the west. The Santa Monica Mountains stretch from Malibu to Hollywood and are packed with trails that offer ocean views and hidden treasures. Griffith Park is part of the Santa Monica Mountains and several trails to the Hollywood Sign are waiting to be explored. The San Gabriel Mountains are grand and dramatic, and are largely protected by the U.S. Forest Service in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, which was created in October of 2014.
Los Angeles Hikes
This collection of over 150 trails in the Los Angeles area is listed from north to south and west to east. The table can be sorted alphabetically or by distance to help you pick your next adventure. You can also use the search feature to quickly isolate a specific hike.
|020||Fish Canyon Narrows|
This out and back hike explores an enchanting narrow canyon on the east side of the Angeles National Forest in the Sierra Pelona Mountains north of Santa Clarita.
|025||Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park|
This loop offers a dose of desert hiking close to LA, incorporating a piece of the Pacific Crest Trail to explore striking sandstone formations that are frequently used as movie backdrops.
|3.4 - 5.9 miles|
325 - 375 feet
|038||Los Pinetos Waterfall|
This out and back hike in Placerita Canyon Natural Area follows Canyon Trail to the ruins of Walker Ranch and Waterfall Trail to an elusive falls in a sylvan canyon.
This lollipop loop in Placerita Canyon Natural Area will introduce you to numerous local plants along with views of Placerita Canyon.
|045||Towsley View Loop Trail|
This loop explores two canyons and scenic ridges in the Santa Susana Mountains, passing the narrows of Towsley Gorge in Towsley Canyon.
This hike climbs to a 2,715-foot summit in Rocky Peak Park in the Santa Susana Mountains between Chatsworth and Simi Valley.
|052||China Flat & Simi Peak|
This hike ventures up rugged ridges to a peaceful oak savanna and a trail to the highest point in the Simi Hills, sporting 360-degree views of surrounding mountain ranges.
|5.45 - 6.2 miles|
|055||Cave of Munits and Castle Peak|
This action-packed two-attraction loop crosses through an impressive cave to climb to a rocky peak with views over the San Fernando Valley.
This loop visits a 40-foot waterfall in Wildwood Park, an open space in Thousand Oaks.
To add extra mileage and views to a visit to Paradise Falls in Thousand Oaks, consider placing Lizard Rock on your itinerary.
This out and back hike follows a paved trail to the top of a small, round hill in Thousand Oaks with views across the Conejo Valley into the surrounding mountains.
|075||La Jolla Canyon Loop|
This hike explores Point Mugu State Park on the west end of the Santa Monica Mountains, offering incredible ocean views.
This out and back hike from La Jolla Canyon to the 1,266-foot summit features superb ocean and canyon views.
|081||La Jolla Canyon Falls|
This out and back hike visits a short seasonal waterfall in Point Mugu State Park.
|085||Scenic and Overlook Trails Loop|
This loop takes in tremendous ocean views above Big Sycamore Canyon in Point Mugu State Park.
|2.7 - 3.5 miles|
425 - 450 feet
This out and back hike visits a creek flowing through a talus cave in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
This loop summits the tallest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains.
This 1-mile addition to the Sandstone Peak loop adds extra views to the hike.
This winding loop explores the upper reaches of a canyon carved by the East Fork of Arroyo Sequit and has grand views of the Santa Monica Mountains.
|103||Nicholas Flat via Malibu Springs Trail|
This scenic lollipop loop hike ascends an overgrown track to meadows and a pond on Nicholas Flat in Leo Carrillo State Park.
|106||Nicholas Flat via Nicholas Flat Trail|
This scenic hike ventures from the coast in Leo Carrillo State Park up into the mountains to a grassy flat with a small pond.
|7 - 7.6 miles|
1,685 - 1,745 feet
|107||Nicholas Flat Trail - Willow Creek Trail Loop|
This loop in Leo Carrillo State Park wraps around a coastal ridge and tops out at an ocean vista with broad views.
|110||Angel Vista via Rosewood Trail|
This out and back hike is the most direct route to a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the Conejo Valley.
|115||Angel Vista via West Los Robles Trail|
This out and back hike offers a more gradual route to the overlook on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains.
|120||Charmlee Wilderness Park|
This loop is one of several possible hikes in this bluff-top park with ocean views over Malibu.
|123||Rocky Oaks Park|
This short and easy hike visits a pond and a scenic overlook in a small parcel of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
|125||Zuma Canyon Trail|
This out and back hike leaves a coastal Malibu neighborhood to explore rustic Zuma Canyon.
|129||Zuma Canyon Ocean View - Canyon View Trails |
This loop demands more effort than the Zuma Canyon Trail and provides great ocean and canyon views.
This wide dirt service road weaves northwest up the ridge west of Zuma Canyon offering access to several nearby trails.
|5.4 - 10.6 miles|
|135||Zuma Canyon Narrows|
This off-trail trek crosses the narrow canyon beyond Zuma Canyon Trail. Hikers may return along the Zuma Ridge Trail to form a challenging 8-mile loop.
|140||Point Dume Natural Preserve|
This short hike explores overlooks on a scenic headland jutting into the Pacific at the northwest end of Santa Monica Bay in Malibu.
|145||Castro Crest from Latigo Canyon Road|
This out and back hike crosses a green canyon and climbs to a scenic saddle below Castro Peak.
This out and back hike visits a 200-foot waterfall that is split into two tiers. The upper tier is 150 feet tall and stunning after a rainstorm.
|155||Upper Solstice Canyon|
This out and back hike crosses remote Upper Solstice Canyon from Corral Canyon Road to Castro Crest.
|5.5 - 6.5 miles|
540 - 800 feet
|157||Mesa Peak from Corral Canyon Road|
This out and back hike travels along a ridge adorned with sandstone outcroppings to approach a peak with ocean views over Malibu. Shorten the outing by stopping at a prominent boulder on a crest above Mesa Peak.
|5.35 - 7 miles|
|160||Solstice Canyon Trail|
This level out and back hike visits the ruins of a burned down ranch and a small waterfall.
|163||Malibu Lagoon State Beach|
This easy walk below the mountains goes around a bird-filled lagoon and explores a famous surf beach on a sandy stroll to Malibu Pier.
This loop offers ocean and canyon views from a unspoiled section of the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu.
This segment of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area includes Western Town, an outdoor set cast as frontier towns in TV and film since the 1950s.
|0.25 - 4 miles|
|175||Lake Vista Trail|
This out and back hike crosses the west end of Malibu Creek State Park and climbs to a scenic view over Malibu Lake.
This hike visits the site where the exteriors of the television show MASH were filmed, a 4.75-mile trek from the park entrance.
|3.6 - 5.7 miles|
200 - 425 feet
|185||Lost Cabin Trail|
This 1.5-mile round trip extension to the MASH set hike dead-ends in a mountain canyon at the site of a now nonexistent cabin.
|5.1 - 7.2 miles|
|190||Cistern, Lookout, and Cage Creek Trails|
This team of trails make a scenic descent to Century Lake for a short loop or longer hikes in Malibu Creek State Park.
|2.05 - 3.6 miles|
This lollipop loop crosses a scenic mountain between Liberty Canyon and Las Virgenes Canyon in Malibu Creek State Park.
|199||Grassland Trail to Crags Road and Rock Pool|
This easy hike enters Malibu Creek State Park on South Grassland Trail, then forms a loop around Crags Road to visit Rock Pool.
|202||Malibu Creek Traverse|
This adventure hike explores the C-shaped gorge between Rock Pool and Century Lake in Malibu Creek State Park.
|205||Mesa Peak from Malibu Canyon Road (Piuma Trailhead)|
This out and back hike ascends the Backbone Trail from Malibu Creek State Park to a subtle summit with substantial ocean views.
|210||Calabasas Peak via Calabasas - Cold Creek Trail|
This out and back hike starts up a scenic single track formerly know as the Secret Trail to reach the summit.
|211||Summit to Summit Motorway|
This mostly unpaved road crosses a scenic ridge between the high points of Old Topanga Canyon Road and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
|6 - 6.6 miles|
|212||Calabasas Peak from Old Topanga Canyon Road|
This out and back hike on Calabasas Peak Motorway approaches Calabasas Peak from the northeast, providing big views over Topanga and other parts of the Santa Monica Mountains.
|214||Calabasas Peak from Stunt Road|
This out and back hike on Calabasas Peak Motorway approaches Calabasas Peak from the south, ascending through sandstone formations to panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains and San Fernando Valley.
|218||Red Rock Canyon Park|
This park is filled with interesting sandstone formations and trails to a scenic overlook and nearby Calabasas Peak.
|2.5 - 5.2 miles|
325 - 1,000 feet
|222||Saddle Peak via Stunt High Trail|
This out and back hike combines Stunt High Trail and a section of the Backbone Trail to visit the 6th tallest summit in the Santa Monica Mountains.
|225||Saddle Peak via the Backbone Trail|
This shorter hike approaches the summit from the east.
|230||Topanga Lookout |
This out and back hike visits the site of an old fire tower which still offers great views of the surrounding mountains.
|235||Tuna Canyon Park|
This ocean-view packed hike explores a less-visited park between Topanga and Malibu.
|1.6 - 5.1 miles|
275 - 900 feet
This out and back hike up a section of the Backbone Trail crosses grassy fields and climbs a wooded canyon to ocean views and a trail to Topanga Lookout.
|7.6 - 10.6 miles|
|242||Summit Valley Edmund D. Edelman Park|
This park offers a pair of loops with views over a grassy valley in Upper Topanga Canyon.
|1.65 - 2 miles|
190 - 410 feet
This lollipop loop in Summit Valley Edmund D. Edelman Park travels down a canyon to Summer Hill Ranch Road where there are sweeping views over Topanga from Canyon Overlook.
|245||Eagle Rock from Trippet Ranch|
This loop takes Musch Trail and Eagle Springs Fire Road to visit an exceptional sandstone summit in Topanga State Park.
|250||Parker Mesa Overlook from Trippet Ranch|
This out and back hike from Topanga State Park's main trailhead leads to a bluff with immense ocean views.
|255||Parker Mesa Overlook from Paseo Miramar|
This steep out and back hike rewards the effort with Pacific Ocean views en route to an overlook perched above Santa Monica Bay.
|5.7 - 7.8 miles|
900 - 1,250 feet
|260||Los Liones Trail|
This out and back hike visits a lust canyon with ocean views and can be used to reach Parker Mesa Overlook.
|265||Eagle Rock from Santa Ynez Canyon|
This out and back hike crosses a shaded canyon, climbing a ridge to summit a sandstone prominence in Topanga State Park.
|270||Santa Ynez Falls|
This out and back hike follows a shaded creek to a gorge containing a short waterfall.
|272||Winnetka Ridge Trail|
This ridge top hike ventures into the Santa Monica Mountains from the end of Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills.
This partial loop offers an easy stroll along the bottom of a canyon on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains near Tarzana and Woodland Hills.
This short out and back hike explores a unique sandstone cave that you can stand inside and above, and the hike can be extended by visiting a nearby vista point with a panoramic perspective of the Santa Monica Mountains.
|0.6 - 1.55 miles|
100 - 350 feet
This pair of out and back hikes ascend Temescal Ridge to a summit with sweeping views over Topanga State Park.
|5.8 - 7.6 miles|
575 - 1,200 feet
This out and back hike descends Temescal Ridge to a head-shaped formation with great views over Santa Monica Bay.
|293||Hub Junction from Reseda Boulevard|
This hike from the edge of the San Fernando Valley goes through Topanga State Park to a scenic junction at the crossroads of the Eastern Santa Monica Mountains. Extend the trek to 6.85 miles round trip by summiting Temescal Peak or to 7.95 miles round trip by taking a loop to Eagle Rock.
|5.3 - 5.45 miles|
400 - 460 feet
|295||Caballero Canyon Trail|
This out and back hike ascends a canyon to views over the San Fernando Valley.
This loop offers a variety of scenery and decent exercise, despite its relative brevity.
|2.6 - 5.25 miles |
860 feet - 1,075 feet
This single-track trail crosses a lush secluded canyon connecting Temescal Gateway Park to Will Rogers State Park.
|2.1 - 4.2 miles|
This easy loop in Will Rogers State Historic Park leads to an overlook with views from Santa Monica Bay to downtown LA.
|315||Rustic Canyon's Murphy Ranch from Will Rogers State Historic Park|
This adventure visits the former ruins of a commune built by Nazi sympathizers in a canyon east of the park.
|4 - 5 miles|
225 - 950 feet
|320||Rustic Canyon's Murphy Ranch from Sullivan Ridge|
This loop drops from Sullivan Ridge into Rustic Canyon, where hikers could visit abandoned buildings once occupied by Nazi sympathizers.
This out and back hike follows a scenic 6.3-mile long ridge through the Big Wild east of Will Rogers State Park.
|7.5 - 14.3 miles|
1,200 - 1,350 feet
This out and back hike follows a wide trail up the center of a sycamore-filled canyon.
|335||Westridge Trail to San Vicente Mountain|
This out and back hike travels a scenic ridge between a Brentwood neighborhood and a 1,960-foot summit that was once used as a Nike Missile site.
|340||Mandeville Canyon to San Vicente Mountain|
This loop incorporating a few trails, taking a DWP road up to Westridge to visit San Vicente Mountain, before crossing Mulholland Drive and Canyonback Ridge to return to Mandeville Canyon via Hollyhock Fire Road.
|345||Mulholland Drive to San Vicente Mountain|
This out and back hike approaches the peak from the east and offers views to the north and south en route to the old Nike Missile site.
|350||Upper Canyonback Trail|
This out and back hike descends Canyonback Ridge from Mulholland Drive to the Mountain Gate Country Club Estates.
|3 - 8 miles|
|355||Lower Canyonback Trail|
This out and back hike ascends Canyonback Ridge from Kenter Ave. in Brentwood to the Mountain Gate Country Club Estates.
|3.6 - 8 miles|
|360||Getty View Park|
This out and back hike crosses East Sepulveda Fire Road (Casiano Fire Road) on a ridge east of the 405 Freeway that offers light traffic and plentiful views of the Getty Museum and Santa Monica Bay.
|370||Dixie Canyon Park|
This hike forms a partial loop in a small wooded canyon on the Sherman Oaks side of the Santa Monica Mountains.
|395||Franklin Canyon Lake Loop & Chaparral Trail|
This loop around Franklin Canyon Lake can be extended to ascend Chaparral Trail for an overview of Franklin Canyon.
|1.5 - 2.5 miles|
100 - 325 feet
This pair of short loops explore Franklin Canyon Park in the Santa Monica Mountains above Beverly Hills.
|1.8 - 2.2 miles|
350 - 550 feet
|410||Fryman Canyon Loop|
This loop in the Hollywood Hills follows Betty B. Dearing Trail through Wilacre Park and Coldwater Canyon Park.
|440||Trebek Open Space|
This out and back hike incorporated Bantam Trail and Castair Trail in a park adjacent to Runyon Canyon.
|1 - 2.5 miles|
125 - 375 feet
This set of loops tour the most popular dog park in Los Angeles, offerings good exercise and views over Hollywood.
|1.65, 2.65, or 3.25 miles|
500 - 800
|450||Cahuenga Peak from Wonder View Trail|
This out and back hike ascends a dirt single track to Cahuenga Peak and the adjacent Mount Lee, home of the Hollywood Sign.
|452||Lake Hollywood Reservoir Walking Trail|
This easy loop circles a peaceful fence-enclosed reservoir in the hills below the Hollywood Sign.
|455||Mount Lee and the Hollywood Sign via Hollyridge Trail|
This hike ascends from Beachwood Canyon to the summit of Mount Lee behind the Hollywood Sign.
|460||Mount Chapel, Mount Bell, and Mount Hollywood|
This undulating loop tops three prominent summits on a panoramic tour of Griffith Park.
|465||Mount Lee and the Hollywood Sign via Brush Canyon Trail|
This out and back hike crosses Griffith Park from Canyon Drive to the top of Mount Lee, directly behind the landmark Hollywood Sign.
|6.4 - 7.1 miles|
This short easy hike visits a man-made cave recognizable as the Batcave from the Batman TV series and hundreds of other locations on TV and film.
This 1,625-foot peak is a star of Griffith Park with panoramic views that can be reached from Griffith Observatory on a steep 1.4-mile hike or a scenic 2.65-mile trek and from lower in the park in Western Canyon for a hike of around 4.2 miles.
|1.4 - 4.8 miles|
500 - 925 feet
|472||Griffith Observatory to the Hollywood Sign|
This hike travels from one Griffith Park landmark to another, taking a lengthy route across Mount Hollywood.
This relaxing hike goes through a tropical garden in the lushest little canyon in Griffith Park and can be extended to explore more of Western Canyon.
|0.5 - 1.75 miles|
65 - 260 feet
|474||Griffith Observatory via West Observatory Trail|
This partial loop goes from Western Canyon up ridges to Griffith Observatory, getting sweeping views over Los Angeles and Griffith Park along the way.
|475||Griffith Observatory via East Observatory Trail|
This hike from Vermont Canyon Avenue up to Griffith Park's great observatory delivers excellent views over Los Angeles along the way.
|477||Glendale Peak - Mount Hollywood Loop|
This hike tops two summits in Griffith Park that both have awesome views.
This hike visits a less known summit on the southeast side of Griffith Park with views that deserve more attention.
|2.55 - 3.3 miles|
330 - 405 feet
This hike reaches a relaxing garden on the east side of Griffith Park that is a pleasant retreat for hikers.
|490||Old Zoo Picnic Area|
This short hike explores the abandoned exhibits and animal cages in the ruins of the old LA Zoo in Griffith Park.
This hive-shaped point on the east side of Griffith Park can be reached via a pair of loop hikes.
|1.7 - 4 miles|
This out and back or loop hike in Griffith Park climbs 500 feet to the easternmost summit in the Santa Monica Mountains.
|2.75 - 3.9 miles|
|502||La Tuna Canyon Trail|
This out and back hike ascends a ridge and a pair of canyons in La Tuna Canyon Park on the northwest side of the Verdugo Mountains.
|505||Hostetter Fire Road to Verdugo Peak|
This out and back hike on the north side of the Verdugo Mountains ascends from La Tuna Canyon to the highest summit in the range.
|506||Old Youth Camp Loop in Stough Canyon|
This lollipop loop passes the ruins of an abandoned camp in the Verdugo Mountains with views across the San Fernando Valley.
|507||Vital Link Trail|
This out and back hike ascends a steep ridge on the south side of the Verdugo Mountains with satisfying views.
|3 - 5 miles|
1,275 - 1,800 feet
This out and back hike ascends an abandoned fire road in the Verdugo Mountains with expansive views that include the skyline of downtown Los Angeles.
|6.1 - 6.6 miles|
1,625 - 1,825 feet
|510||Beaudry Motorway Loop to Tongva Peak|
This loop climbs to the summit of Tongva Peak on the east end of the Verdugo Mountains.
|512||Las Flores Motorway to Mount Thom|
This out and back hike follows a wide dirt road to the summit of Mount Thom, offering panoramic views from the southeast end of the Verdugo Mountains.
|515||Cherry Canyon Park|
This out and back hike in the San Rafael Hills rises to panoramic views at Ultimate Destination Vista Point and a summit with an old lookout tower.
|2.5 - 4.8 miles|
|525||Trail Canyon Falls|
This out and back hike visits a 40-foot beauty on the east side of the San Gabriel Mountains.
|530||Gould Mesa Trail Camp via Gould Mesa Road|
This road descends from Angeles Crest Highway to Gabrielino Trail alongside Gould Mesa Trail Camp, a hike-in campground in a canyon in Angeles National Forest.
|531||Gould Mesa Trail Camp via Gabrielino Trail|
This hike follows the Arroyo Seco, a mountains stream, up to a trail camp just inside Angeles National Forest.
This out and back hike starts out above and finishes below a 50-foot tall waterfall.
|537||Colby Canyon Trail to Josephine Peak|
This out and back hike ascends an infrequently visited canyon off Angeles Crest Highway up to a saddle below Strawberry Peak and then to a scenic summit in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains with 360-degree over Big Tujunga Canyon and cities to the south.
This out and hike to the highest summit in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains starts out gradual and becomes steep, presenting grand views of surrounding mountains and the cities below.
This though hike or out and back hike goes around Strawberry Peak to a remote and scenic flat below a massive cliff on the north side of the mountain, offering views of Big Tujunga Canyon and surrounding peaks along the way.
|9 - 11 miles|
800 - 1,600 feet
This out and back hike visits a 50-foot waterfall up one of the most scenic canyons in the range.
This out and back hike leads past Millard Falls to an old gold mine.
|550||San Gabriel Peak from Mount Disappointment Road|
This out and back hike reaches a peak with great views of the San Gabriels, and you can summit nearby Mount Disappointment for an extra half mile.
|4 - 4.5 miles|
|553||San Gabriel Peak from Mount Lowe Road|
This out and back hike reaches a peak with great views of the San Gabriels, and you can summit nearby Mount Disappointment for an extra half mile.
|3.2 - 3.7 miles|
|557||Inspiration Point & Mount Lowe Trail Camp|
This out and back hike descends Mount Lowe Road into the San Gabriel Mountains to a historic scenic overlook and a trail camp built on interesting ruins.
|565||Cape of Good Hope via Mount Lowe Road & Sunset Ridge Trail|
This pair of trails combine for a hike to a historic viewpoint called Cape of Good Hope. Follow the old route of Mount Lowe Railway to the ruins on Echo Mountain to extend the hike by two miles round trip.
|5.2 - 7.5 miles|
|570||Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail|
This out and back hike visits a historic railway and ruins from a century old resort overlooking Pasadena.
|573||Inspiration Point via Castle Canyon Trail|
This trail ascends from the ruins on Echo Mountain to a historic viewpoint that still offers hike-worthy panoramas. See more on a loop back to Echo Mountain that visits Mount Lowe Trail Camp, Cape of Good Hope, and other landmarks on Mount Lowe Railway.
|11.45 - 11.7 miles|
2,440 - 2,715 feet
|575||Rubio Canyon Trail|
This out and back hike ventures into a rustic canyon to a double waterfall.
|577||Henninger Flats via Mount Wilson Toll Road|
This out and back hike ascends to a pine-covered landing with a trail camp, tree nursery, lookout tower, and visitor center operated by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
|6 - 8.7 miles|
1,325 - 1,700 feet
|580||Eaton Canyon Falls|
This out and back hike up Eaton Wash reaches a narrow stretch of Eaton Canyon containing a pleasant 40-foot waterfall.
This out and back hike ascends from Charlton Flats Picnic Area to Vetter Mountain, where there are exceptional 360-degree view from the site of an old fire lookout tower.
|3.8 - 4.4 miles|
525 - 650 feet
This 6,215-foot summit can be reach from two trailheads, including the nearest starting point at Horse Flats Campground.
|3 - 6.25 miles|
575 - 1,000 feet
|590||Upper Winter Creek Trail|
This 2.75-mile long trail can be used to extend Santa Anita Canyon Loop or create a loop with Lower Winter Creek Trail.
This out and back hike follows Lower Winter Creek Trail through a beautiful wooded canyon to a backcountry campground with fourteen first-come first-serve sites.
This out and back hike visits a 60-foot waterfall in a lush cottage-lined canyon.
|605||Spruce Grove Camp|
This out and back hike follows the canyon above Sturtevant Falls to a backcountry campground with seven first-come first-serve sites.
|610||Santa Anita Canyon Loop|
This loop visits two peaceful creeks in sylvan canyons, passing a 60-foot waterfall and plenty of beautiful wilderness.
This out and back hike heads down Santa Anita Canyon's babbling creek away from Sturtevant Falls toward a 30-foot waterfall.
This out and back hike in Monrovia Canyon Park follows an enchanting canyon up to the base of the 30-foot waterfall.
|1.6 - 3 miles|
350 - 600 feet
|635||Winston Ridge and Winston Peak|
This partial loop bags a summit and a scenic ridge in the high San Gabriel Mountains.
This summit can be reached on an out and back hike or a loop, going up through a pine forest to a round mountaintop.
|5.5 - 6 miles|
|646||Twin Peaks & Mount Waterman|
This hike extends a loop over Mount Waterman by dropping across a saddle and ascending Twin Peaks East, a panoramic summit at the center of the San Gabriel Mountains.
|650||Cooper Canyon Falls|
This out and back hike leaves from Buckhorn Campground and visits a short waterfall in an enchanting glen of tall pines.
|660||Fish Canyon Falls|
This out and back hike leaves from an active rock quarry and progresses up a beautiful canyon to a mesmerizing multi-tiered waterfall.
|670||Azusa Peak (and Glendora Peak) via Garcia Trail|
This 2 2/3-mile or 4 2/3-mile hike ascends Garcia Trail to "the A" and one or two picturesque summits along Glendora Ridge Motorway.
This short paved hike visits the only naturally occurring lake in the San Gabriel Mountains.
This out and back hike follows a gradual trail to a steep scramble to a 5,111 foot summit with panoramic views over the San Gabriel Mountains.
|695||Bridge to Nowhere|
This adventurous out and back hike requires several river crossings to reach an out-of-place bridge with a unique history.
|700||Heaton Flats Trail|
This hike starts from the same trailhead as the Bridge to Nowhere and climbs toward Iron Mountain and panoramic views.
|3.6 - 6 miles |
1,000 - 2,000 feet
This out and back hike climbs one of the tallest summits in the San Gabriel Mountains and a monument to Lord Baden-Powell, a BSA icon and the founder of the Scout Movement.
|725||San Antonio Falls|
This out and back hike on a paved road visits a multi-tier waterfall below Mount Baldy.
|730||Baldy Bowl – Ski Hut|
This out and back hike offers a steep but scenic ascent up the south side of Mt. Baldy.
This ridge-top trail between Baldy Notch and the summit of Mount Baldy is probably LA's greatest ridge hike, with incredible views over the San Gabriel Mountains and the Mojave Desert.
|6.6 - 13.6 miles|
|740||Mount Baldy Loop|
This loop incorporates Devil's Backbone and Baldy Bowl – Ski Hut Trail to reach the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains.
|750||Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle|
This out and back hike travels through a picturesque canyon to a saddle with panoramic views and extended hiking opportunities.
|850||Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook|
This up and back hike ascends a grassy slope south of Culver City, crossing a steep staircase to an expansive viewpoint overlooking the Los Angeles Basin.
This hike delivers views over Los Angeles from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in the Baldwin Hills.
75 -200 feet
This easy hike crosses the Westchester Bluffs below the campus of Layola Marymount University.
|900||Lunada Canyon Trail|
This short trail explores an overgrown canyon between two residential ridges inland of Lunada Bay.
|1 - 1.9 miles|
200 - 550 feet
This level family-friendly hike explores scenic coastal bluffs north of the historic Point Vicente Lighthouse on Palos Verdes Peninsula.
|915||Portuguese Bend Reserve|
This double loop explores the scenic coastal hillsides and canyons in Portuguese Bend Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and can easily be shortened to 3 miles round trip by omitting the lower loop.
This short loop in Forrestal Nature Reserve delivers lots of ocean views as it circles an old bowl-shaped quarry.
|925||Deane Dana Friendship Park|
This loop circles a park with panoramic ocean views over the south end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
|930||White Point Nature Preserve|
This loop on Palos Verdes Peninsula explores an open space containing a military bunker built to defend the west coast during World War II.
|1 - 2.5 miles|
|970||Hermit Gulch - Trans-Catalina Trail Loop|
This hike circles the ridges around Avalon, offering amazing views of the interiors of Catalina Island and the ocean beyond.