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4 awesome night hikes in Griffith Park

25 Jul , 2017  

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 […]

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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 […]

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Timelapse of fireworks on July 4th

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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Get lost at night in Amir’s Garden [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 […]

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Take a shortcut to the shipwreck in Palos Verdes

19 Apr , 2017   Gallery

Rusted metal is scattered across the shores of the Palos Verdes peninsula after the SS Dominator, a WWII-era freighter, ran aground in 1961. Today, the wreckage serves as a popular POI for hikers. There are several ways to hike to the shipwreck, like the highly-cited Drain Pipe Trail, that all involve walking across the rocky coastline. We opted for a […]

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Night hike to the Wisdom Tree [Hollywood]

8 Apr , 2017  

Wisdom-Tree

The Tree of Life Trail is tucked away in the Hollywood Hills, and sits on a ridge smack dab between the Valley and LA Basin. The whole trail loops and also connects to other paths near the Hollywood sign, but I opted for a quick night hike to the Wisdom Tree and back. Don’t be fooled by the short distance, however, cause […]

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Off-road detour in the Mojave Desert

29 Mar , 2017   Video

Watch the aerial video as we avoided super bloom traffic with an OHV trail in Twentynine Palms, CA. Song: Sugar Pills by Forrest Grump

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Is it worth paying $4/hour to park at The Griffith Observatory?

25 Mar , 2017  

TL;DR: It’s only better to take the DASH shuttle IF you can conveniently get to the Sunset/Vermont subway station first. Griffith Park is home to some of LA’s most accessible hikes like Mt. Hollywood trail, which has one end that starts at the back of the Griffith Observatory parking lot. Until recently, parking around the main lot was […]