10 Best Hikes in Los Angeles

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Southern California is known for its gorgeous mountains and canyons, amazing views, and perfect year-round weather. Why not take advantage of L.A.’s ample terrain for your outdoor workouts? We’ve compiled the most picturesque of L.A.’s canyons, trails and parklands for your next hike.

1. Runyon Canyon
Distance: 3 miles
Location: Hollywood
Address: 2000 N. Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA. 90046
Why We Like It: On a clear day, the view is spectacular of Hollywood, Downtown and The Beaches. They allow off leash dogs and is notorious for celebrity sightings.

2. Eaton Canyon (Pictured Above)
Distance: Almost 4 miles
Location: Pasadena
Address: 1750 N Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA
Why We Like It: The amazing 40 foot waterfall at the end of the hike!

3. Fryman Canyon
Distance: 3 miles
Location: The Valley
Address: 8401 Mulholland Dr, Studio City, CA 91604
Why We Like It: Its gorgeous views and shady trails make for the perfect afternoon.

4. Escondido Canyon
Distance: 4.2 miles
Location: Malibu
Address: 27200 Winding Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Why We Like It: The multi-tiered waterfall at the end of the hike!

5. Malibu Creek State Park
Distance: 4.75 Miles
Location: Calabasas
Address: 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
Why We Like It: Besides great views, wildlife settings and a good workout; it is also the home to the set of M*A*S*H*!

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6. Griffith Park West Trail Loop
Distance: 2 1/2 miles
Location: Los Feliz
Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Why We Like It: Amazing city views and views of The Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, and The Hollywood Reservoir.

7. Solstice Canyon
Distance: 3 miles
Location: Malibu
Address: Corral Canyon Rd., Malibu, CA 90265
Why We Like It: Gorgeous views of the ocean!

8. Hollyridge Trail
Distance: 3.5 miles
Location: Hollywood
Address: 3400 N. Beachwood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Why We Like It: 360 views of Los Angeles, Hollywood, The Valley, The Beaches, and it ends BEHIND the Hollywood sign!

9. Bronson Canyon
Distance: Less than a mile
Location: Hollywood
Address: 3200 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Why We Like It: Visit the famed bat cave as well as the location for many other famous movie scenes.

10. Sandstone Peaks
Distance: 6.25 miles
Location: Malibu
Address: 12896 Yerba Buena Road, Malibu, CA, 90265
Why We Like It: Besides having great views of the ocean, it goes through the highest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains!

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