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Secluded Hot Springs Hike Near Big Bear

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 […]

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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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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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Hike to the Hollywood sign via Canyon Drive

16 Apr , 2017  

Get up close and personal to LA’s most iconic landmark with a detour to the lesser known (but still famous) Bronson Caves.   You may recognize the entrance to Bronson Caves, which has made several appearances on screen and served as the Batcave in the original Batman TV series. If you’re short on time, you can skip […]

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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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White City Ruins [Echo Mountain, Altadena, CA]

8 Mar , 2017   Video

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 […]

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Hike to Eagle Rock [Topanga Canyon State Park]

13 May , 2016   Gallery

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 […]