News from the Blog
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
After 6 years of drought, the poppies are in
super bloom in the Antelope Valley. But this
colorful landscape only lasts until the end of
Latest Trail Guide
Franklin Canyon Loop Trail
This short, easy and family friendly loop
around a picturesque lake is one of the
hidden jewels of Los Angeles.
Outdoor Event 3/3/18
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains
Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or
camera and join us for an easy bird walk
around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch.
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Go Behind the Scenes to Find, Discover and Learn
To most people, the mention of Los Angeles conjures images of Hollywood, starlets, beaches and surfboards. But Angelenos know there is more to their city than just the glitz and glamour of nighttime Hollywood or the coconut aroma of tanning oil on a sunny beach. The city and its surrounding areas offer a wealth of historic, cultural and natural experiences that few other cities can match. Hike-LosAngeles.com focuses on introducing visitors and residents of the City of Angels to the natural wonders that abound here, often within footsteps of the concrete and asphalt urban sprawl that is metro Los Angeles. With Hike-LosAngeles.com you will be able to:
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Walk, Hike or Run: It's Closer than You Think
Many of the hikes featured on Hike-LosAngeles.com can be reached in as little as 30 minutes from just about anywhere in the Metropolitan Los Angeles area. . .depending on traffic, of course. Navigating the links above will provide you with trails in Griffith Park, the Hollywood Hills, the Verdugo Mountains, the San Gabriel Mountains and the Santa Monica Mountains. In addition, you will also find specialty trips such as waterfall, historic and sunset/sunrise hikes.
A map at the bottom of this page marks all the Hike-LosAngeles.com trailheads to help you locate something close to home or perhaps something more adventurous a little further out. Hike-LosAngeles.com offers a variety of hike options from the easy to the strenuous and from the mild to the wild, suiting the taste and ability of just about any hiker. The hikes listed are just a sampling of what is available and hikers are encouraged to explore areas to find their own favorite places utilizing Hike-LosAngeles.com as a starting point. Be sure to check out the BLOG PAGE for newly added hikes and the RESOURCES PAGE for additional hikes from other intrepid walkers.
From snow-capped mountains to cascading waterfalls, from secluded canyons to sweeping vistas, Los Angeles is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. All you have to do is step out of your car and take a hike.
Hike-LosAngeles Trail Map
Check the box below for list a trails and trail markers for the geographic area you would like to explore. Clicking on a trailhead marker in the list box will scroll the map to the hike and give a brief description. You may also scroll the map to the left for the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest and to the right for the Santa Monica Mountains simply by clicking on the map and dragging. Use the + or - buttons in the lower right corner to zoom in and out.