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Sierra Pelona Mountains

Fish Canyon NarrowsFish Canyon Narrows
This hike of ten miles or more explores an enchanting narrow canyon on the east side of the Angeles National Forest in a small mountain range north of Santa Clarita.
Vasquez RocksVasquez Rocks Natural Area Park
This 3.4 to 5.9-mile loop offers a dose of desert hiking close to Los Angeles, exploring striking sandstone formations that are frequently used as movie backdrops.

Santa Susana Mountains

Rocky Peak TrailRocky Peak
This 4.75-mile hike rises to a 2,715-foot summit in Rocky Peak Park within a rugged mountain range between Chatsworth and Simi Valley.
Towsley View Loop TrailTowsley View Loop Trail
This 5.4-mile loop explores two canyons and scenic ridges in the Santa Susana Mountains, passing the narrows of Towsley Gorge in Towsley Canyon.

Simi Hills

Cave of Munits and Castle PeakCave of Munits and Castle Peak
This action-packed 2.1-mile loop has two great attractions, crossing an impressive cave to climb to a rocky peak with views over the San Fernando Valley.
China Flat Simi Peak TrailChina Flat & Simi Peak
This 5.45 to 6.2-mile 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.

Santa Monica Mountains

Amirs GardenAmir’s Garden
This one-mile hike reaches a relaxing garden on the east side of Griffith Park that is a pleasant retreat for hikers.
Rosewood Trail Thousand Oaks hikeAngel Vista via Rosewood Trail
This 4-mile round trip hike is the most direct route to a panoramic viewpoint overlooking the Conejo Valley.
Angel Vista hikeAngel Vista via West Los Robles Trail
This 7.6-mile round trip hike is a more gradual route to the overlook on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Arroyo SequitArroyo Sequit
This 2.05-mile loop winds around the upper reaches of a canyon carved by the East Fork of Arroyo Sequit and has grand views of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Beacon Hill hikeBeacon Hill
This 2.75 to 3.9-mile hike in Griffith Park climbs 500 feet to the easternmost summit in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Bee Rock hikeBee Rock
This hive-shaped point on the east side of Griffith Park is reached via a 1.7 to 4-mile round trip hike.
Bronson Cave hikeBronson Cave
This short easy hike visits a man-made cave recognizable as the Batcave from the 1960s Batman TV series and hundreds of other locations on TV and film.
Burbank Peak Trail Wisdom TreeBurbank Peak
This 1.6-mile round trip hike climbs to the Wisdom Tree perched at the west end of Griffith Park.
Caballero Canyon TrailCaballero Canyon Trail
This 3.4-mile round trip hike ascends a canyon on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains with views over the San Fernando Valley.
Cahuenga Peak hikeCahuenga Peak
This 3-mile hike on Burbank Peak Trail and Aileen Getty Ridge Trail ascends to Cahuenga Peak and the adjacent Mount Lee, home of the Hollywood Sign.
Calabasas Peak Motorway HikeCalabasas Peak from Old Topanga Canyon Road
This 4.2-mile hike on Calabasas Peak Motorway approaches Calabasas Peak from the northeast, providing big views over Topanga and other parts of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Calabasas PeakCalabasas Peak from Stunt Road
This 3.6-mile 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.
Calabasas - Cold Creek TrailCalabasas Peak via Calabasas – Cold Creek Trail
This 4.5-mile round trip hike starts up a scenic single track formerly know as the Secret Trail and ascends 750 feet to the summit of Calabasas Peak.
Castro CrestCastro Crest from Latigo Canyon Road
This 3.8-mile hike crosses a green canyon and climbs to a scenic saddle below Castro Peak.
Cedar Grove and Vista View Point LoopCedar Grove & Vista View Point Loop
This 2.3-mile loop on the southeast side of Griffith Park follows paved and unpaved trails to two park attractions, a quiet grove with a picnic area and a helipad with panoramic views.
Charmlee Wilderness ParkCharmlee Wilderness Park
This 3.25-mile loop is one of several possible hikes in this bluff-top park with ocean views over Malibu.
Corbin Canyon ParkCorbin Canyon Park
This 2.05-mile hike offers an easy stroll along the bottom of a canyon on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains near Tarzana and Woodland Hills.
Corral Canyon malibu hikeCorral Canyon
This 2.5-mile loop offers ocean and canyon views from a unspoiled section of the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu.
Malibu Creek State Park HikeCistern, Lookout, and Cage Creek Trails
This team of single tracks make a scenic descent to Century Lake in Malibu Creek State Park, providing a short loop or longer hikes to other destinations.
Dixie Canyon Park HikeDixie Canyon Park
This 0.55-mile hike forms a partial loop in a small wooded canyon on the Sherman Oaks side of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Topanga State Park hikesEagle Rock from Trippet Ranch
This 4.5-mile loop takes Musch Trail and Eagle Springs Fire Road to visit an exceptional sandstone summit in Topanga State Park.
Topanga State Park hikesEagle Rock from Santa Ynez Canyon
This 7.4-mile hike takes the long route from a canyon in the Pacific Palisades up to the panoramic sandstone summit.
Escondido Falls hikeEscondido Falls
This 4-mile 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.
Ferndell TrailFerndell Trail
This relaxing half-mile hike goes through a tropical garden in the lushest little canyon in Griffith Park. Explore farther on a 1.75-mile hike in Western Canyon or venture up to the Griffith Observatory to see more of the park.
Franklin Canyon Lake LoopFranklin Canyon Lake Loop & Chaparral Trail
This 2.5-mile hike loops around Franklin Canyon Lake and ascends Chaparral Trail (optionally) for an overview of Franklin Canyon.
Fryman Canyon Loop Trail Wilacre Park Hollywood HillsFryman Canyon Loop
This 3-mile loop follows Betty B. Dearing Trail through Wilacre Park and Coldwater Canyon Park around Fryman Canyon in the Studio City side of the Hollywood Hills.
East Sepulveda Fire Road Getty View ParkGetty View Park
This 3-mile 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.
Glendale Peak Griffith ParkGlendale Peak
This hike is around three miles long and visits a less known summit on the southeast side of Griffith Park with views that deserve more attention.
Glendale Peak Mount Hollywood Griffith ParkGlendale Peak – Mount Hollywood Loop
This 4.15-mile hike tops two summits in Griffith Park that both have awesome views.
Malibu Creek Grassland TrailGrassland Trail to Crags Road and Rock Pool
This easy 3-mile hike enters Malibu Creek State Park on South Grassland Trail, then forms a loop around Crags Road to visit Rock Pool, a popular park retreat.
East Observatory Trail Griffith ParkGriffith Observatory via East Observatory Trail
This 1.5-mile hike from Vermont Canyon Avenue up to Griffith Park’s great observatory delivers excellent views over Los Angeles along the way.
Griffith Observatory hikeGriffith Observatory via West Observatory Trail
This 2.1-mile hike ascends from Western Canyon up ridges to Griffith Observatory, getting sweeping views over Los Angeles and Griffith Park along the way.
Grotto Malibu hikeThe Grotto
This 3-mile out and back hike visits a talus cave in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Franklin Canyon ParkHastain Trail
This pair of short loops explore Franklin Canyon Park and ridges in the Santa Monica Mountains above Beverly Hills.
Hondo Canyon hikeHondo Canyon
This fairly well maintained section of the Backbone Trail crosses fields of grains and forests of Bays, climbing 1,550 feet over 3.8 miles.
Reseda Boulevard hikeHub Junction from Reseda Boulevard
This 5.3 to 5.45-mile 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.
Inspiration Point hike Will RogersInspiration Point
This easy 2.25-mile loop in Will Rogers State Historic Park leads to an overlook with views from Santa Monica Bay to downtown LA.
Point Mugu State Park hikeLa Jolla Canyon Falls
This 1.5-mile hike visits a short seasonal waterfall in Point Mugu State Park.
Point Mugu State Park hikeLa Jolla Canyon Loop
This 11.75-mile hike explores Point Mugu State Park on the west end of the Santa Monica Mountains, offering extraordinary ocean views.
Hollywood Reservoir TrailLake Hollywood Reservoir Walking Trail
This 3.5-mile loop circles a peaceful fence-enclosed reservoir in the hills below the Hollywood Sign.
Malibu Lake hikeLake Vista Trail
This 4.1-mile hike crosses the west end of Malibu Creek State Park and climbs to a scenic view over Malibu Lake.
Los Liones Trail hikeLos Liones Trail
This 3 mile loop visits a lust canyon with ocean views and overlaps the first half of the hike to Parker Mesa Overlook.
Lost Cabin Trail Malibu Creek hikeLost 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.
Angeles Santa Monica HikeLower Canyonback Trail
This 4.2 mile hike ascends Canyonback Ridge from Kenter Ave. in Brentwood to the Mountain Gate Country Club Estates.
Malibu Creek hikeMalibu Creek Traverse
This adventure hike explores the C-shaped gorge between Rock Pool and Century Lake in Malibu Creek State Park.
Malibu Lagoon State BeachMalibu Lagoon State Beach
This 2-mile walk goes around a bird-filled lagoon and explores a famous surf beach on a sandy stroll to Malibu Pier.
Malibu creek MASH hikeM*A*S*H Set
This hike visits the site where the exteriors of the television show MASH were filmed, a 4.75-mile trek in Malibu Creek State Park.
Mandeville Canyon hikeMandeville Canyon to San Vicente Mountain Loop
This 5-mile hike 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.
Malibu creek MASH hikeMesa Peak from Corral Canyon Road
This 6.5-mile hike travels along a ridge adorned with sandstone outcroppings to approach a peak with ocean views over Malibu. Shorten the outing to 5.35 miles round trip by stopping at a crest above Mesa Peak with a prominent boulder.
Mesa Peak MalibuMesa Peak from Malibu Canyon Road (Piuma Trailhead)
This 6.5-mile round trip hike ascends 1,375 feet up the Backbone Trail from Malibu Creek State Park to a subtle summit with substantial ocean views.
Griffith Park Three Mountain HikeMount Chapel, Mount Bell, and Mount Hollywood
This 5.7-mile loop tops three prominent summits on a panoramic tour of Griffith Park.
Griffith Park Mount Hollywood HikeMount Hollywood
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.
Hollywood Sign TrailMount Lee and the Hollywood Sign via Brush Canyon Trail
This 6.4-mile hike crosses Griffith Park from Canyon Drive to the top of Mount Lee directly behind the landmark Hollywood Sign.
Hollywood Sign Hollyridge TrailMount Lee and the Hollywood Sign via Hollyridge Trail
This 3.5-mile hike ascends 750 feet to reach the summit of Mount Lee behind the Hollywood Sign.
Innsdale Drive Hollywood Sign hikeMount Lee and the Hollywood Sign via Innsdale Drive, Mulholland Highway, and Mount Lee Drive
This 4.6-mile round trip hike combines trails and streets to deliver some of the very best views of the Hollywood Sign on the way to the summit of Mount Lee above the sign.
Point Mugu State Park hikeMugu Peak
This 6.5-mile hike ascends from the bottom of La Jolla Canyon to the top of a 1,266-foot peak, providing exceptional ocean and canyon views.
Nicholas Flat TrailNicholas Flat Trail – Willow Creek Trail Loop
This 2.05-mile loop in Leo Carrillo State Park wraps around a coastal ridge and tops out at an ocean vista with broad views.
Malibu Springs TrailNicholas Flat via Malibu Springs Trail
This scenic 7-mile round trip hike ascends 1,425 feet to meadows and a pond on Nicholas Flat in Leo Carrillo State Park.
Nicholas Flat TrailNicholas Flat via Nicholas Flat Trail
This scenic 7 to 7.6-mile hike ventures from the coast in Leo Carrillo State Park up into the mountains to a grassy flat with a small pond.
Oak Creek Canyon TrailOak Creek Canyon Trail
This 0.8-mile loop starts with an all-access nature trail with signs in English and Braille before transitioning to a less developed dirt single track, looping through chaparral and oak woodlands in Los Robles Open Space.
Old Zoo Picnic AreaOld Zoo Picnic Area
This half-mile hike explores the abandoned exhibits and animal cages in the ruins of the old LA Zoo in Griffith Park.
Paramount Ranch hikeParamount Ranch
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. There are also several miles of hiking trails to explore.
Parker Mesa hikeParker Mesa Overlook from Paseo Miramar
This steep 5.7-mile out-and-back begins down the ridge south of the overlook and delivers knockout ocean views.
Parker Mesa Overlook from Trippet RanchParker Mesa Overlook from Trippet Ranch
This 6.7-mile round trip hike heads up to the overlook from the opposite direction, starting at Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park’s main trailhead.
Point Dume Natural PreservePoint Dume Natural Preserve
This one-mile hike explores overlooks on a scenic headland jutting into the Pacific at the northwest end of Santa Monica Bay in Malibu.
Red Rock Canyon Malibu hikeRed Rock Canyon
The trails in the beautifully sculpted Red Rock Canyon are 2.5 and 5.2 miles in length.
Rivas Canyon hikeRivas Canyon
This 2.1-mile (one way) trail crosses a lush secluded canyon connecting Temescal Gateway Park to Will Rogers State Park.
Rocky Oaks hikeRocky 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.
runyon canyon hike hollywoodRunyon Canyon
Tour Hollywood’s most popular dog park on loops of various lengths, offering good exercise and views over Los Angeles.
Murphy Ranch Rustic Canyon TrailRustic Canyon’s Murphy Ranch from Sullivan Ridge
This 3.85-mile loop descending from Sullivan Ridge Fire Road into Rustic Canyon where hikers can visit abandoned buildings once occupied by Nazi Sympathizers.
Rustic Canyon hike Will RogersRustic Canyon’s Murphy Ranch from Will Rogers State Historic Park
This 4 to 5-mile adventure visits the ruins of a commune built by Nazi sympathizers in a canyon east of the park.
Saddle Peak hikeSaddle Peak from Stunt High Trail
This 7.5-mile hike combines Stunt High Trail and a section of the Backbone Trail to visit the 6th tallest summit in the Santa Monica Mountains.
saddle peak malibuSaddle Peak from the Backbone Trail
This 2-mile hike approaches Saddle Peak from the east.
Sandstone Peak Malibu hikeSandstone Peak
This 6-mile loop summits the tallest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Santa Ynez Falls hikeSanta Ynez Falls
This 2.5-mile follows a shaded creek to a gorge containing a short waterfall.
San Vicente Malibu hikeSan Vicente Mountain from Mulholland Drive
This 2-mile hike approaches the peak from the east and offers views to the north and south en route to the old Nike Missile site.
Scenic Overlook Trails Point MuguScenic and Overlook Trails Loop
This 2.7 to 3.5-mile hike takes in tremendous ocean views above Big Sycamore Canyon in Point Mugu State Park.
Skull Rock Temescal Ridge hikeSkull Rock
This 1.5-mile hike descends Temescal Ridge to a head-shaped formation with great views over Santa Monica Bay.
Solstice Canyon hikeSolstice Canyon
This two-mile out and back hike is easy and level, and visits the ruins of a burned down ranch and a small waterfall.
Sullivan Canyon hikeSullivan Canyon
This 8.5-mile round trip hike follows a wide trail up the center of a sycamore-filled canyon.
Sullivan ridge hikeSullivan Ridge
A prominent lone-standing Live Oak along Sullivan Ridge makes a natural turnaround point and a 7.5 to 8.3 mile round trip hike.
Summit to Summit MotorwaySummit to Summit Motorway
This mostly unpaved road along the ridge between the tops of Old Topanga Canyon Road and Topanga Canyon Boulevard provides a 6 to 6.6-mile hike with panoramic views over the Santa Monica Mountains and the San Fernando Valley (with the potential for shorter and longer hikes).
Summit Valley hikeSummit Valley Edmund D. Edelman Park
This park offers a relatively easy 1.65-mile loop and a slightly tougher 2-mile loop that ascends to Summit to Summit Motorway and provides loftier views over Summit Valley in Upper Topanga Canyon.
talepop trailTalepop Loop
This 4.75-mile hike climbs 500 feet over a scenic mountain between Liberty Canyon and Las Virgenes Canyon.
Temescal Canyon hike Temescal Canyon
This 2.6-mile loop offers a variety of scenery and decent exercise, despite its relative brevity.
Temescal Ridge hikeTemescal Peak
This 5.8 to 7.6-mile hike ascends Temescal Ridge to a summit with sweeping views over Topanga State Park and the Santa Monica Mountains.
Topanga Lookout Malibu hikeTopanga Lookout
This 2-mile visits the site of an old fire tower that still offers great views of the surrounding mountains.
Trebek Open Space hikeTrebek Open Space
This 2.5-mile hike incorporated Bantam Trail and Castair Trail in a park adjacent to Runyon Canyon.
Sandstone Tri Peak Malibu hikeTri Peaks
This 1-mile addition to the Sandstone Peak loop adds extra views to the hike (and some great views).
Tuna Canyon ParkTuna Canyon Park
This 1.6 to 5.1-mile hike offers spectacular ocean views from a less-visited park between Topanga and Malibu.
Canyonback Ridge hikeUpper Canyonback Trail
This 3 mile hike descends Canyonback Ridge from Mulholland Drive to the Mountain Gate Country Club Estates.
Upper Solstice CanyonUpper Solstice Canyon
This 5.5 to 6.5-mile hike travels the Backbone Trail across Upper Solstice Canyon from Corral Canyon Road to Castro Crest, with the option to hike an extra half mile up Newton Road toward Castro Peak.
Vanalden Cave hikeVanalden Cave
This 0.6-mile round trip hike visits a unique sandstone cave that you can stand inside and above. The hike can be extended to 1.55 miles round trip to visit a nearby vista point with a panoramic perspective of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Viewridge Trail Summit ValleyViewridge Trail
This 3-mile hike in Summit Valley Edmund D. Edelman Park travels down a canyon on Viewridge Trail (also known Santa Maria Canyon Trail) to Summer Hill Ranch Road where there are sweeping views over Topanga and the Santa Monica Mountains from Canyon Overlook.
San Vicente mountain hikeWestridge Trail to San Vicente Mountain
This 7.4-mile hike travels a scenic ridge between a Brentwood neighborhood and a summit that was once used as a Nike Missile site.
Winnetka Ridge TrailWinnetka Ridge Trail
This 1.5-mile hike ventures up a ridge into the Santa Monica Mountains from the end of Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills.
Zuma malibu hikeZuma Canyon Trail
This 2.8-mile hike leaves a coastal Malibu neighborhood to explore rustic Zuma Canyon.
Zuma Canyon Narrows Malibu hike Zuma Canyon Narrows – Zuma Ridge Loop
This off-trail trek crosses the narrow canyon between Zuma Canyon Trail and Edison Road. Hikers may return along the Zuma Ridge Trail to form a challenging 8-mile loop.
Zuma Ocean View Malibu hikeZuma Canyon Ocean View Trail – Canyon View Trail Loop
This 3-mile loop demands more effort than the Zuma Canyon Trail and provides great ocean and canyon views.
Zuma Ridge Malibu hikeZuma Ridge Trail
This wide dirt service road which weaves northwest up the back of the ridge west of Zuma Canyon offering access to several trails in the area.

Thousand Oaks

Lizard Rock Thousand Oaks hikeParadise Falls
This 40-foot waterfall is located within Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks and is reachable via several trails, including a 2.55-mile loop.
Thousand Oaks Waterfall hike Lizard Rock
To add extra mileage and views to a visit to Paradise Falls in Thousand Oaks, consider placing Lizard Rock on your itinerary.
Tarantula Hill Thousand Oaks hikeTarantula Hill
This 1-mile round trip 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.

Verdugo Mountains

Verdugo mountain trailBeaudry Motorway Loop to Tongva Peak
This 6.15-mile loop climbs 1,475 feet to the summit of Tongva Peak on the east end of the Verdugo Mountains.
Verdugo mountain trailHostetter Fire Road to Verdugo Mountain
This 7.5-mile round trip hike up La Tuna Canyon reaches the highest summit in the Verdugo Mountains, a small mountain range north of Burbank.
La Tuna Canyon ParkLa Tuna Canyon Trail
This 4.5-mile round trip hike ascends a ridge and a pair of canyons in La Tuna Canyon Park on the northwest side of the Verdugo Mountains.
Las Flores Motorway to Mount ThomLas Flores Motorway to Mount Thom
This 5.3-mile hike follows a wide dirt road to the summit of Mount Thom, offering panoramic views from the southeast end of the Verdugo Mountains.
Stough Canyon Old Youth Camp LoopOld Youth Camp Loop in Stough Canyon
This 2.6-mile loop passes the ruins of an abandoned camp in the Verdugo Mountains with views across the San Fernando Valley.
Skyline Motorway Verdugo MountainsSkyline Motorway
This 6.1 to 6.6-mile hike (or more) ascends an abandoned fire road in the Verdugo Mountains with expansive views that include the skyline of downtown Los Angeles.
Vital Link Trail Verdugo MountainsVital Link Trail
This hike of 3 miles round trip or more ascends 1,275 feet (or more) up a ridge on the side of the Verdugo Mountains for a steep hike with satisfying views.

San Rafael Hills

Cherry Canyon ParkCherry Canyon Park
This 2.5-mile hike in the San Rafael Hills rises to panoramic views at Ultimate Destination Vista Point and a summit with an old lookout tower.

San Gabriel Mountains

Azusa Peak Garcia TrailAzusa 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.
Mount Baldy Angeles hike Baldy Bowl – Ski Hut
The Baldy Bowl – Ski Hut Trail offers a steep but scenic ascent up the south side of Mt. Baldy, crossing 4.5 miles and 3900 feet to the summit.
Baldy Angeles hikeBaldy Notch
To hike the scenic Devil’s Backbone to Mt. Baldy, you must pass through Baldy Notch. You can hike to the notch, or take a ski lift.
Bridge to Nowhere hikeBridge to Nowhere
This adventurous 10-mile round trip hike reaches an abandoned and out-of-place bridge with a unique history.
Cooper Canyon Angeles hike Cooper Canyon Falls
This 3-mile hike leaves from Buckhorn Campground and visits a short waterfall in an enchanting glen of tall pines.
Crystal Lake hike Angeles Crystal Lake
This 1 1/3-mile round trip hike visits the only naturally occurring lake in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Millard Canyon Angeles hikeDawn Mine
This 6-mile hike from Millard Campground leads past Millard Falls to an old gold mine.
Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration PointCastle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point (and beyond)
This 2-mile long trail ascends from the ruins on Echo Mountain to a historic viewpoint that still offers hike-worthy panoramas. Form a loop back to Echo Mountain to visit Mount Lowe Trail Camp, Cape of Good Hope, and other landmarks on Mount Lowe Railway.
Colby Canyon Trail to Josephine Peak hikeColby Canyon Trail to Josephine Peak
This 8.7-mile hike ascends an infrequently visited canyon off Angeles Crest Highway up to a saddle below Strawberry Peak and then takes a wide dirt road up to a summit in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains with 360-degree over Big Tujunga Canyon and cities to the south.
Baldy Backbone Angeles hike Devil’s Backbone
This 3.2-mile ridge-top trail between Baldy Notch and the summit of Mt. Baldy offers incredible views of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Eaton Falls Angeles hikeEaton Canyon Falls
This 3-mile hike visits a 40-footer.
Echo Mountain hikeEcho Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail
This 5.8-mile hike visits a historic railway and ruins from a century old resort overlooking Pasadena.
Placerita Canyon Nature TrailEcology Trail
This 2/3 of a mile lollipop loop in Placerita Canyon Natural Area will introduce you to numerous local plants along with views of Placerita Canyon.
fish canyon hikeFish Canyon Falls
This 4.8-mile round trip hike leaves from an active rock quarry and progresses up a beautiful canyon to a mesmerizing multi-tiered waterfall.
Gabrielino TrailGould Mesa Trail Camp via Gabrielino Trail
This 5.1-mile round trip hike follows Gabrielino Trail up a canyon along the Arroyo Seco to a trail camp just inside Angeles National Forest.
Gould Mesa RoadGould Mesa Trail Camp via Gould Mesa Road
This road descends 1.15 miles to a junction with Gabrielino Trail near Gould Mesa Trail Camp in Angeles National Forest, presenting a steep 2.4-mile round trip route to the campground with 525 feet of elevation change.
Henninger Flats hikeHenninger Flats via Mount Wilson Toll Road
This 6-mile round trip hike ascends 1,325 feet to a trail camp, tree nursery, lookout tower, and visitor center on a landing in the San Gabriel Mountains operated by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The hike can easily be extended to 8.7 miles by exploring a loop above Henninger Flats.
Hermit Falls malibuHermit Falls
This 2.5-mile heads down canyon away from Sturtevant Falls toward a 30-foot waterfall. The lush canyon and the babbling creek are quite calming.
hoegees camp hike angelesHoegees Camp via Lower Winter Creek Trail
This 4.25-mile hike follows Lower Winter Creek Trail through a beautiful wooded canyon to a backcountry campground with fourteen first-come first-serve sites.
Icehouse Canyon angeles hikeIcehouse Canyon Trail to Icehouse Saddle
This 7.2-mile hike climbs 2,600 feet through a picturesque canyon to a saddle with panoramic views and extended hiking opportunities.
Icehouse Canyon angeles hikeLos Pinetos Waterfall
This 5.33-mile round trip 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.
Inspiration Point Mount Lowe Road hikeInspiration Point & Mount Lowe Trail Camp
This 7.25-mile round trip hike descends Mount Lowe Road into the San Gabriel Mountains to a historic scenic overlook and a trail camp built on interesting ruins.
zion angeles hike Lower Zion Trail
The trail from Hoegees Camp up Mt. Zion is 1.5 miles long.
millard falls angeles hikeMillard Falls
This one mile hike visits a 50-foot waterfall up one of the most scenic canyons in the range.
Monrovia Falls hikeMonrovia Falls
This 1.6-mile to 3-mile hike in Monrovia Canyon Park follows an enchanting canyon up to the base of the 30-foot waterfall.
Mount Baden Powell hikeMount Baden-Powell
This out and back hike ascends 2,834 feet to 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.
baldy loop angeles hikeMount Baldy Loop
This 11.3-mile hike incorporates the Devil’s Backbone and the Baldy Bowl – Ski Hit Trail into one see-all loop.
Mount HillyerMount Hillyer
This 6,215-foot summit can be reach from two trailheads for a 3 to 6.25-mile hike gaining between 575 and 1,000 feet.
Cape of Good Hope Sunset Ridge Trail Mount Lowe RoadMount Lowe Road & Sunset Ridge Trail to Cape of Good Hope
This pair of trails can be combined for a 5.2-mile round trip 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 or bring the distance up to 11.85 miles by visiting Echo Mountain, Inspiration Point, Mount Lowe Trail Camp, and other landmarks.
Mount Waterman hikeMount Waterman
The 5.5 to 6 miler can be completed as an out and back hike or a loop, traveling through a pine forest to a round summit. Add six miles to the hike by dropping across a saddle and climbing to the summit of Twin Peaks.
Rubio Canyon Trail Los AngelesRubio Canyon Trail
This 1.3-mile round trip hike ventures into a rustic canyon to a double waterfall.
San Antonio Falls Los AngelesSan Antonio Falls
This 1.2-mile hike visits a multi-tier waterfall along the trail to Mt. Baldy.
San Gabriel Mountain angeles hikeSan Gabriel Peak from Mount Disappointment Fire Road
This 6,161 foot peak is reachable via a 4-mile round-trip trail from Mt. Disappointment Fire Road.
San Gabriel Peak Trail angeles hikeSan Gabriel Peak from Mount Lowe Road
This 6,161 foot peak is also reachable via a 3.2-mile round-trip trail from Eaton Saddle.
Santa Anita Canyon angeles hikeSanta Anita Canyon Loop
This 9.5-mile loop visits a two peaceful creeks, a 60 foot waterfall and plenty of beautiful wilderness.
spruce grove campSpruce Grove Camp
This 8-mile in-and-out or 9.5-mile loop takes hikers beyond Sturtevant Falls to a backcountry campground with seven first-come first-serve sites.
Strawberry Meadow hikeStrawberry Meadow
This 9 to 11-mile 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.
Strawberry Peak hikeStrawberry Peak
This 7.5-mile 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.
Sturtevant Falls angeles hikeSturtevant Falls
This 3.25-mile hike visits a 60-foot waterfall and a lush cottage-lined canyon.
Switzer Falls hikeSwitzer Falls
This 4.5-mile hike starts out above and finishes below a 50-foot tall waterfall.
Trail Canyon Falls angeles hikeTrail Canyon Falls
This 4-mile hike ascends a mountain-framed canyon to a 30-foot beauty on the east side of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Twin Peaks TrailTwin Peaks & Mount Waterman
This 11.65-mile hike extends a loop over Mount Waterman by dropping across a saddle and ascending Twin Peaks, a panoramic summit in the center of the San Gabriel Mountains.
winter creek hike angelesUpper Winter Creek Trail
This 2.75-mile long trail can be used to extend Santa Anita Canyon Loop or create a 4.85-mile loop with Lower Winter Creek Trail.
Upper Zion angeles hikeUpper Zion Trail
The trail from Spruce Grove Camp up Mt. Zion is 1.5 miles long.
Vetter Mountain hikeVetter Mountain
This 3.8 or 4.4-mile 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.
Winston Ridge and Winston PeakWinston Ridge and Winston Peak
This 4.85-mile partial loop bags a summit and a scenic ridge in the high San Gabriel Mountains.

Baldwin Hills

Baldwin Hills HikeBaldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
This 2.5-mile hike ascends a grassy slope south of Culver City, crossing a steep staircase to an expansive viewpoint overlooking the Los Angeles Basin.
Kenneth Hahn Park HikeCommunity Trail
This 2.5-mile hike delivers views over Los Angeles from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in the Baldwin Hills.

Westchester Bluffs

LMU Trail HikeLMU Trail
This easy hike of up to 4.7 miles round trip follows the Westchester Bluffs west below the campus of Loyola Marymount University.

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Deane Dana Friendship ParkDeane Dana Friendship Park
This 1.1-mile loop circles a park with panoramic ocean views over the south end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Lunada Canyon Trail Palos VerdesLunada Canyon Trail
This short trail explores an overgrown canyon between two residential ridges inland of Lunada Bay.
Deane Dana Friendship ParkPortuguese Bend Reserve
This 5.15-mile 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.
Quarry Loop Forrestal Nature ReserveQuarry Loop
This short loop in Forrestal Nature Reserve delivers lots of ocean views as it circles an old bowl-shaped quarry.
Seascape Trail Palos VerdesSeascape Trail
This level family-friendly 1.5-mile hike explores scenic coastal bluffs north of the historic Vicente Point Lighthouse.
White Point Palos VerdesWhite Point Nature Preserve
This 1 to 2.5-mile hike explores an open space containing a military bunker built to defend the west coast during World War II.

Catalina Island

Catalina Island HikeHermit Gulch Trail Trans-Catalina Trail Loop
This 11.75-mile hike over the ridges above Avalon offers amazing ocean views, in two directions at times, as well as a look at the pristine interior of the island.

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