Hill New Perspective

If heading for the hills brings to mind the Hollywood Hills, it’s time for a new point of view. These three hills in parks and open spaces take you to a fresh perspective. Hill yeah!

Week 09.21.2021
Regions Southern CA

Fun on Fiji

Hike Fiji Hill and Visit Adjacent Occidental College in Los Angeles

Hiker at Fiji Hill at Occidental Campus Los Angeles
Hiker taking a break on the ascent of the trail at Fiji Hill in Los Angeles
Hiker sitting at bench at summit of Fiji Hill in Los Angeles
Fiji Hill adjacent to Occidental College makes a great workout with nice cityscape vistas on this 2-mile route in Eagle Rock.
Read the full story

Elephant in the Open Space

Hike to a Beautiful Views at Elephant Hill Open Space in Los Angeles County

Do Not Feed The Dinosaurs sign at Elephant Hill Open Space in Los Angeles
Hiker on trail pointing to surrounding hills at Elephant Hill Open Space in Los Angeles
Hiker going down a trail at Elephant Hill Open Space in Los Angeles
Elephant Hill Open Space, a less-traveled, 20-acre public green space, can be hiked via a 2-mile DIY urban adventure that includes a leg-busting workout and elephant-size views.
Read the full story

Big Tree Park

Explore Big Tree Park in Glendora in Los Angeles County

See the massive Moreton Bay fig and find plenty of historic and foodie treasures on this 3-mile urban adventure that includes a hidden wilderness area with panoramic views of the city of Glendora.
Read the full story

Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside

Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside

Weekend Sherpa Podcast: Take it Outside.
woman hiking Golden Canyon Death Valley
Adventure for your earbuds. What's new in the world of the outdoors? Listen to Weekend Sherpa co-founders discuss local hikes, beaches, bike rides, camping spots and all kinds of travel and adventure in California and beyond!
Listen to the podcast

Trending Stories NorCal

View all Stories
  1. Berkeley's Backyard Waterfall

    Tucked among the hillside homes of North Berkeley is a winding stairway that leads to the “secret” entrance of a Narnia-like canyon with a 40-foot waterfall.

    View
  2. The Carson Show

    Carson Falls is ready for primetime. This three-tiered, 100-foot stunner is hidden back in a canyon outside of Fairfax and reached on a 3.25-mile (round-trip) hike. The start of th

    View
  3. Falls of the Wild

    Through the redwoods you’ll go on this adventurous 9-mile (round-trip) out-and-back hike in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. This hike is loaded with charms, but the big riches come from viewing Maple Falls, a 30-foot stunner that comes to life after rains.

    View
  4. Hood's New Trail

    Tucked just on the edge of Sonoma Valley near Santa Rosa, Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve has a brand-new trail leading up to a brilliant picnic spot with a panorama of Sonoma Valley all the way out to the ocean.

    View

Trending Stories SoCal

View all Stories
  1. Can You Keep a Secret?

    The Southern Oregon Coast's Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor between Gold Beach and Brookings has so many sights to see, it’s hard to know where to spend your time. We like this trio of suggestions because you can do them as a three-in-a-row jackpot of coastal wonders.

    View
  2. Secret Trail at Torrey Pines

    Find cliff climbs, sandy strolls, and secret hikes throughout “America’s finest sandy stretch" at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in San Diego County.

    View
  3. Ojai There!

    If a substantive and super scenic bike ride is right in your wheelhouse, do the 30-mile (round-trip) Ventura-to-Ojai bike path that begins (and ends) near the Ventura shoreline, pit stopping in delightful Ojai for food and drinks.

    View
  4. Fountain to the Falls

    There are three ways to reach the lovely Monrovia Canyon Falls, but only one of them is worthy of being named a good challenge!

    View