The Best LA Hikes

Typically when LA comes to mind, people automatically think of Hollywood, but there is so much more to it than just that.  One of the best things about California is all of the gorgeous nature and amazing hikes available at your fingertips! (once you can get past the LA traffic of course).  So if you’re looking for a great sweat session, some real LA beauty, and stunning scenic views; here’s a list of my favorite hikes to do when visiting Los Angeles, California.

Runyon Canyon Park

1998 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Duration: 1 hr./Difficulty level- Easy to Moderate

This famous hike is best known for celebrity sightings, uphill climbs, dog-friendly trails, and stunning views of downtown LA and the Hollywood sign.  This hike is an absolute must do when visiting LA!  (Daily donation based yoga in the park adds to the amazing-ness of this beautiful place.)

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Los Liones Trail

580 Los Liones Drive, Pacific PalisadesCA 90272

Duration: 1-3 hrs./Difficulty level- Moderate to Difficult

This hike is one of the most amazing for some incredible coastal views of the Pacific.  It starts off a bit slow, but the higher uphill you climb the more amazing the views of the coast start to get.  This is a great option for all levels, whether you are looking for a quick workout or a more difficult challenge.  You can do as much or as little of the hike as you choose and adjust it to fit your timing and needs.

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Eagle Rock Canyon Trail

5499 Eagle Rock View Drive, Los AngelesCA 90041

Duration: 45 min./Difficulty level- Easy to Moderate

If you’re looking for a quick hike with some spectacular ocean views, rock formations, and caves, this is it. This hike is nature and exploring at it’s best.

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Hollywood Sign Hike

Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Duration: 2-3 hrs./Difficulty- Easy to Moderate

Maybe one of the most recognizable, this is one of those hikes that should absolutely be on your bucket list.  Let’s get serious…who doesn’t want to get up close and personal with the Hollywood Sign? hollywoodsign.jpg

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Sycamore Canyon Hike

Point Mugu State Park, Malibu, CA 90265

Duration: 1 hr./Difficulty level- Easy to Moderate

When it comes to views of the Pacific Ocean, this is my all-time favorite hike in the LA area.  The Malibu coastline on one side and the Santa Monica Mountains on the other make this scenic coastal hike well worth checking out!  For more info on what to do in Malibu, click here.

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What’s your favorite LA hike or which one are you most excited to check out!?

Happy Hiking! Xo

 

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