Hiking Cobb Estate Haunted Forest

Hikes for Halloween Spirit(s)

Spirits and ghosts and phantoms, oh my ... this Halloween weekend, go on any of these five boo-tiful hikes with hints of hauntings and creepy crawly ambience.

Week: 10.25.2023
Regions: Southern CA

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Hike to Haunted Table 29 in Griffith Park

Hike Griffith Park Haunted Table 29
This 6.8-mile (round-trip) loop in northern Griffith Park is supernaturally enticing: four peaks, panoramic views, and ... ghosts.
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Phantom of Brand Park

Hiking in Brand Park in Los Angeles California

Culture. Beauty. Paranormal activity. Just your standard expectations when you visit Brand Park in Glendale. The 31-acre spot located at the base of the Verdugo Mountains is not only one of the most unique parks in Los Angeles, it’s also one of the most storied.
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The Ghost of the Hollywood Sign

Haunted Hike to the Hollywood Sign

Is the world's most famous sign haunted? Find out for yourself on a hike to the iconic Hollywood sign atop Mount Lee in Griffith Park. The sign—a symbol of fame and fortune to many—has some misfortune attached to it too.
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Spidey Senses

Hike Tarantula Hill in Thousand Oaks Then Visit Tarantula Hill Brewing

A woman sitting on a bench at the top of Tarantula Hill in Thousand Oaks California
A woman standing at the Tarantula Hill sign at the base of the hill
A tarantula ornament on the fence at Tarantula Hill in Thousand Oaks California
A woman hiking the wide, paved trail at Tarantula Hill in Thousand Oaks California
Spin a hiking web on a 1-mile out-and-back up Tarantula Hill, followed by a 1-mile DIY loop through Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, then refresh with a local brew at Tarantula Brewing in Thousand Oaks.
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Welcome to Mr. Cobb's Haunted Forest

Hiking the Cobb Estate's Haunted Forest

Hiking Cobb Estate Haunted Forest
The ruins can be explored on an easy 1.5-mile (round-trip) loop trail. Hike it close to dusk for maximum creepiness (just make sure you're out by dusk, when the park closes).
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