Trail Guides

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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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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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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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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Watch the sunset from Mt. Hollywood Drive

31 Mar , 2016   Video

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 […]