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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 5-mile hike on East Fork Trail in the Angeles National Forest leads to a popular bridge for bungee jumpers. Along the way, hikers will encounter several water crossings (be cautious during the rainy season) as they traverse through the canyon. To be honest, I hiked this trail a few years ago and don’t remember enough details […]
Anza-Borrego is a vast desert full of slot canyons, OHV trails, a palm oasis, free campsites and over 130 large metal animal sculptures scattered around the area. The 600,000-acre state park is located in eastern San Diego county, and the ratio of accessibility to activities keeps me coming back every year. The recent wildflower superbloom has kept the park […]
Most hikes end with a rewarding view, but the Sam Merrill Trail just north of Pasadena has an added bonus: the ruins of an old resort. 😮 Back in the day (circa 1883), the Mount Lowe Railway carried tourists from Altadena, CA up the side of this mountain where there used to be a Victorian hotel called […]
Eagle Rock in Topanga Canyon is not to be confused with the hipster enclave neighborhood of Eagle Rock north of downtown Los Angeles. THIS Eagle Rock is nestled in Topanga Canyon State Park between Pacific Palisades and the western portion of the San Fernando Valley. The hike to Eagle Rock is one of the most popular […]