All Stories from Los Angeles County

  • Dogs on the Runyon

    Runyon Canyon is Hollywood’s go-to green space, and the trail system here is one of the most popular for active Angelenos and their canine companions. Opt for the feature-length 3.3-mile loop that climbs 800 feet through the 160-acre park.

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  • Pawfect Double

    It might be the best doggone hike in LA! Double up on the fur-friended fun in the northeastern Santa Monica Mountains of the San Fernando Valley. Upper and Lower Canyonback Trails deliver countless panoramic city views.

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  • Big Dalton Views and Brews!

    The Keiser Trail in Big Dalton Canyon Wilderness Park might not be big in mileage, but it’s definitely big on beautiful views of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains.

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  • Bear and Beer Necessities

    The Bear Canyon Trail to Bear Flats at Mount Baldy is a 3.4-mile (round-trip) hike with big mountain views. It also leaves you with enough time to grab a beer and quench your post-hike thirst.

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  • Crystal Ball

    Find the magical snow-, rain-, and spring-fed Crystal Lake perched at 5,539 feet in the center of the Angeles National Forest. There's camping too. And it's first-come, first-served!

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  • Dam Cool!

    Cool down this summer by heading to the accessible southwest section of the Angeles National Forest, where you’ll find a hike to the historic Brown Mountain Dam. Few hikers, one refreshing reward!

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  • Haines Your Way

    Enter the Debris basins, one of the less-visited, less-appreciated water features of the San Gabriels. Go on an out-and-back hike that highlights the Haines Canyon Debris Basin, and features some awesome valley views.

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  • Art of the Matter

    Wander the school grounds of the most-applied-to university in the nation for an outdoors study in art, architecture, and gardening. The University of California, Los Angeles has a nice 3.5-mile route with historic buildings, unique sculptures, serene botanic gardens, and no final exams!

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  • From Colorado to Naples

    Combine a loop around the serene Colorado Lagoon and the canals of Naples for a unique 4.5-mile adventure in Long Beach that will make you forget you’re in a bustling metropolis.

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  • Beach Walk + Cambodia Town

    A trip to Long Beach is not complete without a … long walk on the beach. But add a little extra with a walk through Cambodia Town, featuring local murals and delicious food.

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  • El Dorado Has it All

    El Dorado Regional Park in east Long Beach has so much outdoors it's hard to know where to start! There's a 2.25-mile stroll through the beautiful Nature Center, campsites, even a frontier theme park...

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  • Josephine Journey

    Standing at 5,558 feet, Josephine Peak is no ordinary summit hike. The 8.5-mile (round-trip) trek goes to an old lookout with tremendous views of the San Gabriels, including Strawberry Peak.

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  • Porter Ranch Wander and Ponder

    Hidden Canyon? Yes! Rock Garden? You got it! Redwoods? Wait ... really? Yes! Head to Limekiln Canyon Park in Porter Ranch for a 3.75-mile out-and-back hike with super San Fernando surprises.

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  • Mighty Among Giants

    It’s not the tallest summit, but at 4,624 feet Stoddard Peak near Los Angeles is still mighty among nearby giants like Mount Baldy and the popular Potato Mountain. And the reward? Huge views!

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  • Baldwinner!

    Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in west Los Angeles is famous for its expansive views of Tinsel Town, but this urban park and landmark also offers a solid workout in its stairway and trail system.

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  • Elysian Metropolis

    Forest bathe at Elysian Park on this 2.5-mile hike with huge metropolis perspectives and plentiful forest bathing among eucalyptus. Then head to Little Ripper Coffee for their signature latte and food.

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  • Secret Stair Master!

    Step up to a wonderful 2-mile, nearly 1000-step workout in peaceful Pasadena that is part leg labor, part suburban stroll, and all serene secret.

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  • LA's Memorial to MLK

    The 400-acre Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is home to trails, lawns, picnic areas, and—at the park’s highest point, overlooking LA’s skyline—the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tree Grove.

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  • Treasures in Watts

    The famous Watts Towers are an outdoor sculpture exhibit and an homage to the spirited and diverse history of Watts, from City revitalization and riots, to racial unity and community resilience.

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  • Bruce's Beach Belongs

    Every community has heroes “really intent on making this a better place for all people,” as Maya Angelou put it. For Manhattan Beach, it was the Bruce family. Explore their namesake beach.

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