Top Spots

San Gabriel via Sam Merrill and Mount Lowe Trails

Altadena, California

17.55 mi / 5614 ft gain

Echo Mountain Loop

Altadena, California

5.58 mi / 1745 ft gain

Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail

Altadena, California

5.55 mi / 1493 ft gain

Las Flores Canyon Trail

Altadena, California

1.68 mi / 673 ft gain

Inspiration Point via Sam Merrill Trail to Castle Canyon Trail

Altadena, California

8.97 mi / 3320 ft gain

Hike Echo Mountain and Inspiration Point

Altadena, California

4.1
10.4 mi / 2740 ft gain

Cobb Estate to Switzer Station via Lower San Merrill Trail

Altadena, California

10.29 mi / 3698 ft gain

Inspiration Point and Mount Lowe

Altadena, California

12.87 mi / 4465 ft gain

Hike to and Rapel Thalehaha Falls in Rubio Canyon

Altadena, California

3 mi / 710 ft gain

Places to stay

435 Holland Avenue, California

Highest House in Highland Park | Hot Tub & Office

From $358 / night

3235 Dorchester Avenue, California

Station Sereno

From $190 / night

Palmdale, California

Meadow Group Campground

Palmdale, California

Coulter Group Campground

6114 Temple Hill Drive, California

Exceptional Vacation Home in Los Angeles

From $221 / night

Hollywood Hills Estate | Theater, Recording Studio

From $1,709 / night

Guides and stories

The Best Post-Adventure Food

The LA Field Guide

Reservation Permits Needed To Reopen Trails Responsibly, Says Steve Gerhardt

The LA Field Guide

The Mountains Are Calling, and I Let It Go to Voicemail

The LA Field Guide

Cub House Birthday Ride

The LA Field Guide

The Dawn Mine Loop Trail (or how to train for backpacking last minute)

The LA Field Guide

#LAsucksforcycling -but- #LAsucksfordrivingmore

The LA Field Guide

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