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Hiking with literal cougars...real ones with baby cats in tow. There have been news reports of bikers/hikers being seriously mauled by cougars and requiring hospitalization. Warning!

The Topenga State Park is located in the Santa Monica mountains and has some of the most amazing hikes you can get to in the city. Most of them lead you to views either of the city (Downtown LA & S... read more

The park is situated entirely within the Los Angeles city limits and is considered “the world’s largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city.” You certainly won’t feel like you’re in a ci... read more

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Sprint the Culver City Stairs at Kenneth Hahn Park followed by crunches at the crest of the hill for one of SoCal's best outdoor cross fit challenges. Or hike the path to views of the Hollywood Sign.

Griffith may get all of the attention, but Kenneth Hahn is impressive in both size and topography for a park in the middle of the Westside. On top of the usual list of amenities, the Culver City-ad... read more

Kenneth Hahn is impressive in both size and topography for a park in the middle of the Westside. On top of the usual list of amenities, the Culver City park contains a lotus pond, fishing lake and ... read more

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Great local hike - steep in places, about an hour loop - great views of the city and Pacific Ocean, Malibu and Catalina Island. Parking $7 inside the park/free on Sunset Blvd. Bring water.

Temescal Canyon Loop offers a good workout along with ocean and canyon views. Temescal Gateway Park is situated just off Sunset Blvd in the Pacific Palisades, and this convenient urban location mak... read more

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Our big local park with great trails for hiking and running. The nearest entrance is at the top of the hill where Duane meets Park. Just cross the street and you'll see the steep path into the park.

The easiest way to get onto the trails is to walk up Avon Park Terrace to Park. There is a little opening that leads you right to the trail. You can loop around in about 45 minutes.

A short walk up the hill from our place, the Elysian Park trail is a great hiking spot where folks walk their dogs, jog, there are even a couple horseback riders...

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Los Liones is my favourite hike in LA. It takes roughly an hour-90 minutes from the top to bottom. At the top, there is a beautiful view of Santa Monica Pier and Malibu, and on a clear day you can... read more

Beautiful views of the L.A. basin and Pacific ocean. Plus a great workout!

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There are other hiking trails around here. They are a bit flatter. The San Gabriel Mountains are gorgeous, if you like hiking I do recommend our local trails. It can get quite hot and dry in the su... read more

This is a great place for hiking and seeing California native plants. It gives you an idea of California’s pioneer days. There is a small museum/nature education center which sells wildflower seeds.

If the weather is nice and you're looking to get out in a bit of nature, this is the place. Trails for all levels of ability. There's even a hike to a waterfall.

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The beautiful Will Rogers Ranch features a museum, free docent tours of the beloved star's home, horseback riding, picnic areas with bbq grills, great hiking trails and polo matches on the weekends.

This State Park features Will Rogers home, a polo field, and numerous hiking trails. The moderate hike to Inspiration Point is worth it! Approx 45 mins each way, picnics allowed! Fee to park charged.

It's a great slice of Old Hollywood history: Will Rogers used to host the cream of Hollywood at Sunday polo matches in his own polo field in front of his house. The home is now a museum and the pr... read more

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This is more of a walk than a hike since it is mainly on a paved road around the reservoir but is very picturesque and easy to get to from our place with a car.

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Bike path that takes you directly to the beach. Go right on Kensington Rd, enter the Culver Bl bike path and go West (to the right). At the end of the bike path, go left on McConnell Ave. This wil... read more

A less than 10-minute ride from the house takes you to the Ballona Creek Bike Path. Six more miles to the beach! Head north through Venice to the Santa Monica Pier or south to Hermosa and Redondo B... read more

Bike trail that goes from Culver City, Playa del Rey, Dockweiler Beach and Manhattan Beach. Jogging or walking great too!

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The best view of all of Los Angeles on top of the Hollywood Hill overlooking the entire valley. The hike up is strenuous, but the view is worth it. You can usually find parking on Lake Hollywood D... read more

Please, check out one of my favorite hiking spots in Hollywood. At the top of the hill you will have two options: turn left and you end up at "Wisdom Tree" where you can read the dive into the hund... read more

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This beautiful area features 6.5 acres of streams, koi ponds, and relaxing gardens

This appropriately titled Japanese garden sits just across from the Sepulveda Basin on the border of Van Nuys. The stony bridges and footpaths wind along a central pond, flanked by rockwork, manicu... read more

The gardens are a beautiful spot to behold. Truly a gift to the city, these gardens will make you want to pack your bags and go to Tokyo. Plan a day at the Balboa park and walk around the lake.

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A lovely hike through native oaks up into the mountains and to a waterfall.

The forty-foot waterfall in Eaton Canyon fills an amphitheater at the top of Eaton Canyon Trail, tumbling into a wide pool that you can rest alongside or wade in. The waist-deep water is so refresh... read more

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Secret picnic and hiking spot where the intro to The Andy Griffith Show was filmed. Don't run the stop signs, you'll get a ticket and check out the duck pond and the lake.

Franklin Canyon Park is a public park located near Benedict Canyon at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains. The park features a 3-acre lake, a duck pond and over five miles (8 km) of hiki... read more

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An easy hike to this scenic lookout, you'll pass 'The Batcave' where the 60s tv series shot B-Roll to the Caped Crusader's secret lair. Search online for other films shot here. Bring camera for views!

Great hike and nice view of the Hollywood sign! Plus, walk through the famous Bronson Cave!

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This is a great hike. It is a long hike so bring H2O and food. Worth the view if you can see the ocean.

Intermediate hiking trail. All uphill going up and all downhill going back down, obviously. The views are stunning. From the eastern San Gabriel mountains, to Downtown LA, to even West LA. Enjoy pa... read more

Spectacular views! Not for the faint of heart, but worth the effort. As all places in LA area hike with caution!!! Along the trail you'll see creeks, old hotel ruins and tram tracks. If you continu... read more

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An absolutely beautiful hike only a 10 min drive away. It's a great trail for hikers of all levels 45 mins (RT hike) - hours of great trails.

Our favorite trail in LA with breathtaking ocean views.

I love this hiking trail! It's easy, park at their public free lots and bring a bottle of water (there are bathrooms at parking lots) Enjoy the scenic hike uphill to the endless views of the Pacifi... read more

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A beautiful park with great hiking trails, picnic areas, a year-round stream, and an expansive view of the Crescenta Valley, less than 15 minutes from our house. Contact us for trail recommendations!

Wonderful hiking & picnic spot with stunning views of the surrounding area. Hike down into Cooks Canyon and enjoy the charming creek. Or trek all the way up to the top (9 miles round trip)!

Hikers will have a great time here! The trails will bring you far above the city of La Crescenta and Glendale with spectacular views and serenity.

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Nature trails, hiking trails. Hope you make it to the waterfall!

Iconic waterfall hike - 2.5 mile hike there and back - beautiful trail and kid friendly with waterfall reward at the top.

Beautiful canyons and waterfalls. Short hikes in these areas and night views are beautiful.

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Trails, Fields, Basketball Hoops, Playground, this park has everything, easy walk or bike ride from the house.

Hiking trail, tennis courts large climbing structure for the little ones and water play in summer

Tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball field, soccer field, children's play area, this park has it all and it's right next door.

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Great place to take your furry friends!

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One of the most beautiful, little-known treasures of LA. The section in our neighborhood was never paved, has tons of trees, and crazy bird-watching. You can bike or walk or kayak!

Brought your bike? Get your exercise on this path along the L.A. River. Cranes and egrets fish along the banks. You can bike to Home Restaurant for brunch!

Hiking, skateboarding and biking trail is four blocks from the house and runs along the Los Angeles River

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This hike will take you right up to the iconic Hollywood sign.


Echo Mountain Trail

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Hiking right across the street from our house is nice. Walk up Redrock Road about 1/2 of a mile and it will turn to dirt and the local state park. Caves and fossils!

Located off of Old Topanga Canyon Road, Red Rock's beauty is reminiscent of Southwest canyons and gorges. Unlike the Topanga State park, these trails are doggy friendly (leash required). Make sure ... read more

Red Rock Canyon Park is located in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains off of Old Topanga Canyon Road. The riparian canyon walls are fortified with huge red sandstone outcroppings, reminiscent ... read more

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The Great Wall of Los Angeles, created by artists Judith Baca and hundreds of high school kids between 1976 and 1984, is half a mile long, which makes it one of the biggest murals in the U.S. It's ... read more