All Stories from Los Angeles County

  • 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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  • Santa Year Round

    Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale is an 836-acre county park with a namesake dam. Explore highlights on a 4-mile loop featuring a lake, a beach, and beautiful mountain vistas.

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  • Lukens Good, LA!

    A 5,074-foot mountain the city? It’s not part of a movie set—it’s Mount Lukens in LA! And you can conquer its peak on a 10-mile (round-trip) hike starting from the Deukmejian Wilderness Park.

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  • Sunsetsational!

    With a name like Sunset Peak, expectations are high—as in 5,796 feet high and 1,272 feet in elevation gain—with thrilling views on this summit hike near Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains.

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  • Don't Overlook This Overlook!

    Head to the Nancy Hoover Pohl Overlook in Hollywood and hike Fryman Canyon for 1.5 miles, with just under 400 feet of elevation gain, and some of the very best views of the San Fernando Valley.

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  • Briar Blockbuster

    Get a fresh perspective on Hollywood and awesome views while avoiding the crowds. Briar Summit Preserve has a short and sweet 1-mile, 250-foot climb and distinct 360-degree views across LA.

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  • Not Your Garden Variety View

    This vista comes with botanical beauty. In LA's Griffith Park, enjoy fantastic florals by climbing 300 feet over a 1-mile out-and-back hike that's viewtiful. Enter Amir’s Garden!

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  • Rocking Kindness: Monrovia

    While there may not yet be a rock snake along a Los Angeles trail, in Monrovia you can search for painted rocks with positive messages hidden throughout the town.

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  • Trebek Open Space

    While most hikers head over to adjacent Runyon Canyon, instead do the 2-mile hike at Trebek Open Space and pay your respects to the legendary Jeopardy host and philanthropist, Alex Trebek.

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  • Mural Walk Honoring Gianna and Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is the undeniable King of LA. Pay tribute to the life of the sports icon, and his daughter Gianna, on a 2.4-mile memorial walk among eight beautiful murals honoring them.

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  • Rock and Roll Hike

    Ready to rock and roll? Honor the late, great Eddie Van Halen with a visit to his old stomping grounds in Pasadena and a nearby 2-mile hike with electric views and acoustic canyons.

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  • Hill of a Good Hike!

    Ascot Hills Park in East LA is an 83-acre urban respite that's got a short loop hike with excellent vantages for watching the sun set behind LA’s downtown skyline, creating a fiery silhouette.

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  • Wet Lands

    Got a need for mead? Before you wet your whistle at Honest Abe Cider House and Meadery, whistle while you walk through the Dominguez Gap Wetlands in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach.

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  • Big Tree Park

    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.

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  • Grand Central Circuit

    Go on a 2.5-mile urban hike in Los Angeles that has it all: the beautiful Aoyama Tree, amazing murals, the Angels Flight funicular, and a stop at LA's vibrant food arcade, Grand Central Market.

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  • Park it Here

    Do a 2.5-mile scenic hike from Point Fermin Park to Angels Gate Park in Los Angeles. It’s got big trees, big ocean views, and one big SoCal surprise. It's also got a food and beer bonus!

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  • Branch Out for Redwoods

    Pines, birches, oaks, and … redwoods! Branch out to Arcadia’s Los Angeles County Arboretum for a simple 2.5-mile loop featuring surprise specimens (redwoods!) and local classics alike.

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  • Ghoulish Gardens!

    This Halloween, find the "root" of all evils in the botanical world on a 2.5-mile self-guided tour through the Ghoulish Garden at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.

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