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Hipcamp Review [Grand Canyon]

21 Sep , 2020   Gallery

  With three bookings under my belt, I can confidently recommend Hipcamp to anyone looking for a unique outdoor experience. Hipcamp’s mission is to ‘get more people outside,’ and serves as a marketplace for people to discover and book tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping—everywhere from national parks to blueberry farms. It’s a great alternative to the terrible […]

Malibu, Trail Guides

Two Falls, One Hike [Escondido Falls]

13 Jan , 2020  

If you’re looking for a mild, near-flat stroll with waterfall ending then check out the Edward Albert Escondido Canyon Trail and Waterfalls. The trailhead starts right off of The 1 in Malibu, minutes north of Pepperdine University, and leads to a waterfall known as the Lower Escondido Falls. The Lower Falls hike can be heavily trafficked at times, but for […]


Top 4 night hikes in Griffith Park

15 Jul , 2019  

Night hiking is the best way to avoid the hot summer sun or to unwind after a day’s work. It’s even better if you can get to the top for a dramatic view right as the sun goes down. Luckily for Angelenos, there are plenty of accessible and relatively safe night hike options right in Griffith Park. Here […]

Apple Valley, Trail Guides

Secluded Hot Springs Hike Near Big Bear [Apple Valley]

2 Dec , 2017  

Deep Creek Hot Springs is a natural hot springs near the Apple Valley an hour and a half from Big Bear (or 2.5 hours from LA). Here, you’ll find jacuzzi-looking rock tubs and will likely encounter a few nudists, though most people are in swimwear. For guys, I recommend changing into your trunks after the hike. Bathing suits + hiking […]


Things to do outside when it’s too hot to hike in LA

23 Jul , 2017  

I’d love to say I’m down to hike all year long, but the truth is that I hate hitting the mostly shadeless trails of Socal when it’s over 85 degrees. The sun is savage in the summer, often making it too hot to chill in my own apartment. (RIP window AC unit) So to get outdoors without sweating like a whore in […]


Golden Hour Aerial View [Moonlight Beach]

16 Jul , 2017   Video

Surfers and beachgoers catch the last waves of the day at twilight.


Timelapse of fireworks on July 4th [Griffith Park]

5 Jul , 2017   Video

A group of friends and I hiked to the Observatory Trails Peak in Griffith Park to watch fireworks going off around Los Angeles in every direction. It was super surreal to see not just the large shows at Dodgers Stadium and Grand Park, but the celebrations happening in nearly every neighborhood.

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Sunset Hike at Observatory Trails Peak (Timelapse)

4 Jul , 2017   Video

The Mt. Hollywood Trail in Griffith Park is one of the best places to catch the sunset over Los Angeles and several of its major landmarks, like the Griffith Observatory and DTLA skyline.   SCREENSHOT THESE DIRECTIONS: Hike to Observatory Trails Peak Trailhead Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Parking: $4/hr parking in the Observatory […]

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Hike to Parker Mesa Overlook [Topanga Canyon]

30 Apr , 2017  

Beaches, cities, suburbs and mountains all in one view. The Parker Mesa Overlook lets you grasp the vastness and diversity of LA’s landscape. You can see the whole basin from the ocean to the San Gabriel mountains with the skylines of Century City and DTLA in between. The hike, which begins at Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park, […]

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Explore Amir’s Garden at Night [Griffith Park]

20 Apr , 2017   Gallery

Escape into a maze of plants & trees without ever leaving Los Angeles. You won’t even have to worry about getting lost because reception works fine in case you need to reference a map. The hike to Amir’s Garden in Griffith Park is a short, relatively easy trek that can be done at night with 2 […]