Everyone needs an occasional break from the rat race and traffic that comes with living in Los Angeles and we have just the escape you need. Celebrate the coming of spring with these short but rewarding hikes, all within an hour of downtown. From exploring hidden caves on the beach, to strolling through green rolling hills and summiting LA's tallest mountain, these adventures are sure to spring you into action.
Visit a local fixture (literally) – this lone, ridge-line tree looking out over Griffith Park and downtown
LA is said to be the only tree to survive the 2007 Hollywood Hills Fire. Learn more.
Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve
Get up close to another LA icon that needs no introduction and catch great views of the city and coastline. Please note – no fence hopping! Learn more.
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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.