All Stories from Southern CA

  • Top of the Morning

    Secluded at 1,500 feet in the Santa Monica Mountains, Tuna Canyon Park in Malibu is quiet even on a gorgeous Saturday afternon, its stunning ocean views shared by few hikers. But v

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  • Urban Gone Wild

    A cardio climb up a mountain. Check. Stunning views. Check. And located right in LA? How very chic! Urban hiking has a wild side and the proof is on Mount Washington just northeast

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  • Echo Friendly

    Music, art, hills, and hipsters. Get in on the scene—and the scenery—with an urban hike in Echo Park. This casual stroll features the Clinton Street Stairway, a stately mural-cloak

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  • Coast Is Crystal Clear

    Captivating coastline, charming cottages, clear waters, and quaint wooden staircases: It’s just another day at the beach on this  6-mile (round-trip) seaside stroll in Crystal Cove

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  • Blue Looks Good on You

    Has anybody ever told you that you look really good in blue? Like deep dark blue … North Lake Tahoe blue, to be exact! This winter try something new by heading north to big blue: N

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  • Blue Looks Good on You

    Has anybody ever told you that you look really good in blue? Like deep dark blue … North Lake Tahoe blue, to be exact! This winter try something new by heading north to big blue: N

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  • Gorge-ous View

    "Over the meadow and through the woods" … no this isn't the start of a fairy tale … it's the start of a fairy trail! Tahoe's Royal Gorge is North America's largest cross-country sk

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  • Hot Saucer!

    Among six-pack chairlifts, supersized gondolas, and gnarly terrain parks, sometimes it's refreshing to experience something old-skool and quaint. Hello Granlibakken! In Norwegian,

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  • Solitary Bliss

    Visit D.L. Bliss State Park on the western shore of Lake Tahoe in the summer and it's bustling with people. But if you visit in the winter, the entrance gate is closed and the only

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  • Solitary Bliss

    Visit D.L. Bliss State Park on the western shore of Lake Tahoe in the summer and it's bustling with people. But if you visit in the winter, the entrance gate is closed and the only

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  • Hollywood High (and Long)

    Make 2015 the year you actually hike to the Hollywood Sign, that iconic LA landmark that every Angelino knows so well, yet few actually take the time to visit. There are a couple o

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  • Bear Necessity

    Some hiking secrets are a bear to keep! With nothing to mark the start of the Bear Divide Trail on the west side of the San Gabriel Mountains, few people know that this secluded tr

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  • Butte Wait, There's More!

    Hiking to a mountain peak in the desert?  And you don’t even have to leave Los Angeles County? No special effects here—it’s all natural at 2,955-acre Saddleback Butte State Park. H

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  • New Year Fling

    Smart, good looking, and loves the outdoors. Yes, Seattle is your perfect match. And it's not looking for a major commitment, just a little fun. But beware: you might fall in love.

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  • Downtown, Straight Up

    Hike the sidewalks of downtown LA's Bunker Hill for a mile-and-a-half urban walk

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  • Downtown, Straight Up

    Explore downtown LA's architecturally spectacular area by foot. Take on the sidewalks of downtown’s Bunker Hill for a mile-and-a-half urban walk

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