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.
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. Around the bay, there used to be surf shacks that hikers often used to take breaks at, but most have been torn down to discourage […]
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 […]
If you’ve ever wondered where to see that iconic depiction of Downtown Los Angeles with snowcap mountains in the background, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is the spot. Nestled between Los Angles and the Inglewood Oil Fields, the park offers sweeping views of the basin from one side, and dirty oil rigs on the other. […]
This is my go-to spot in Griffith Park when I’m looking to impress visitors AND avoid all the tourists at the Observatory. It’s not so much of a hike as it is a leisurely stroll through the park. You’ll probably still encounter people, but it’s a short trek up a mostly-paved path and you’ll still […]