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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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  • Holy Cowles!

    Enjoy late day-sun vistas on a 3-mile (round-trip) hike to the summit of Cowles Mountain in Mission Trails Regional Park. Located in San Diego, this summit is the city’s tallest at 1,593 feet.

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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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  • La Palma Your Hand

    Hike a hidden spot and then sweeten the pot in northern Orange County! Discover an inconspicuous 2.5-mile lakebed park loop and a meadery (brewery too) along the ever-growing La Palma Beer Trail.

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  • Viking Hiking (and Mead)

    Go on a secret gems hike at Buena Vista Park, including a hidden wetland with ferocious beasts (okay, it’s a pond with cute ducks!). Afterwards, reward yourself at Twisted Horn Mead and Cider.

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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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  • Seed the Day!

    Redwoods in Orange County? It's true! Find them on this 2-mile loop hike in Brea's Carbon Canyon Regional Park, home to 241 Sequoia sempervirens specimens. The tallest is nearly 100 feet!

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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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  • Heavenly Hike

    Getting lost in LA’s oldest park can be a totally viewtiful experience. Hike to Angel’s Point in Elysian Park for one of the best panoramas of the downtown skyline and Dodger Stadium.

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  • Pitch Perfect Parks

    Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the … sub the peanuts and cracker jacks for some tacos and craft beer on this 3.75-mile bay park to art park to ballpark urban jaunt in San Diego.

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  • Major League Dreams

    It's hard work making it to the "big show." Visit one of the Dodgers’ minor league stadiums, in Rancho Cucamonga, after a 3.25-mile (round-trip) hike through the North Etiwanda Preserve.

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  • Boontime!

    Glamp in a tent cabin or stay in private patio room among redwoods in the heart of Russian River. And do some wine tasting at these two beautiful vineyards with airy cabanas and gorgeous views.

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  • Wolf House in the Woods

    Take a short, forested walk to Jack London State Park's mysterious ruins of the famous adventure author’s dream home, Wolf House. Then try wine-based organic vodka, paired with woodfired pizza!

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