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  • Hacienda Heights, California

    For top outdoor adventures in Hacienda Heights, California, the must-visit hiking trail is the Schabarum Regional Park Trail. This scenic 2.5-mile loop trail offers moderate difficulty and is best for outdoor activities like walking, running, and bird watching. The trail features a lake and beautiful wild flowers, making it a visually appealing walk. Another attraction near to this location is the Powder Canyon Loop Trail. This 4.4-mile trail is a bit more challenging, with steep slopes and rugged terrain. It's a great spot for mountain biking and trail running. Both trails offer stunning views of the San Gabriel Valley. For the best trails and outdoor activities in Hacienda Heights, these two spots are a must-visit.

    Top Spots in and near Hacienda Heights

    • Whittier, California

      Hellman Park Trail

      3.0
      4 mi / 850 ft gain
      This trail is great if you're looking for a quick, but intense workout. The hike itself is only 4 miles out- and-back and can be easily completed within a couple of hours. However, be prepared for a steep and steady incline for the first 1.5 miles. The trail itself is pretty wide, and if you sho...
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    • Whittier, California

      Sycamore Canyon Trail in Turnbull Canyon

      2.0
      3.47 mi / 627 ft gain
      The Sycamore Canyon Park Trailhead can be found at the end of the dirt parking lot off Workman Mill Road. The entrance is off a small road which is pretty easy to miss, but there is a sign off the main road. Soon after you start on the trail, the path opens up onto a larger dirt road for vehicle ...
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    • Azusa, California

      Fish Canyon Falls

      2.0
      4.08 mi / 801 ft gain
      This trail is currently closed! Learn more on the U.S. Forest Service website. Follow Encanto Parkway towards the hills until you come to a junction with a sign labeled "trail" that points towards a parking lot to your right. Parking is free, though on weekends it may be difficult to find a spot...
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    • Monrovia, California

      Monrovia Falls

      3.7
      1.46 mi / 459 ft gain
      Monrovia Falls is closed indefinitely due to the Bobcat Fire and mudslides. Read more on the CityofMonrovia.org website. The Monrovia Falls are at the end of the main trail located in Monrovia Canyon Park. The park is easy to locate and has ample parking. Keep in mind you do have to pay a fee of...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Sunset Hike in Ascot Hills

      3.5
      Ascot Hills Park is a great hidden gem located a few miles east of Los Angeles. There is a parking lot with plenty of parking but the gates close at sunset, which is a great time to go, so if you plan on staying later, park outside the gates where there is ample street parking. Depending on the s...
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    • Arcadia, California

      Hermit Falls Trail

      4.8
      2.49 mi / 1014 ft gain
      Note: Hermit Falls is Temporarily Closed From Roberts Camp, many hikers will head to Sturtevant Falls, which is an amazing 60-foot waterfall. But, if you choose to head in the opposite direction on First Water Trail, you’ll be rewarded with a fresh water swimming hole at this 35-foot tumbling wa...
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    • Arcadia, California

      Sturtevant Falls

      4.6
      1.61 mi / 423 ft gain
      This trail is currently closed. Visit the Forest Service website for updates.  As you head down to Roberts Camp, a historic set of historic cabins, you’ll head out on a steep, paved road for approximately 0.6 miles. Once you reach the camp, head over the bridge and keep an eye out for the sign f...
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    • Arcadia, California

      Mt. Wilson Loop from Chantry Flat

      5.0
      12.74 mi / 4852 ft gain
      Mt. Wilson is one of the more difficult mountains in the San Gabriel to hike, making this adventure Intermediate. While 5,700 feet doesn't seem that tall, the mountain has a prominence of almost 5,300 feet, meaning that hike is steeper and longer than some of the other popular mountains that star...
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    • La Verne, California

      Marshall Canyon Trail

      4.0
      5.99 mi / 722 ft gain
      For this adventure you can choose to start in a multiple of places; for the easiest parking use Oak Mesa Park located next to Oak Mesa Elementary School. From the parking lot cross the soccer field towards the bridge on the north east end of the school. Once across the bridge follow Los Robles ea...
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    • Altadena, California

      Eaton Canyon to Idlehour Trail Camp

      4.5
      10.99 mi / 3291 ft gain
      Idlehour is nestled deep in the Angeles National Forest, so it feels like you're in the heart of some untapped wilderness instead of six miles away from a bustling metropolis. The trail camp is accessible by foot through a variety of locations, but the most popular route is through Eaton Canyon, ...
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    • Pasadena, California

      Eaton Canyon Falls via Eaton Canyon Trailhead

      4.2
      3.54 mi / 528 ft gain
      The hidden forty-foot-tall Eaton Canyon Falls fills an amphitheater at the top of Eaton Canyon Trail, tumbling into a wide pool that you can rest alongside or wade in. Normally the water is waist deep, but during this recent trip, we found the water only to stop at our ankles as it tends to fluct...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      City View and Walnut Forest Trails Loop

      4.0
      2.59 mi / 568 ft gain
      The City View and Walnut Forest Trails in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park are just outside of downtown Los Angeles, and are perfect for all abilities. The trails are most commonly used by dog walkers, trail runners, mountain bikers and families. The top of the hike features a unique pond. Dogs are a...
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    • Pasadena, California

      Lower Arroyo Seco Loop

      4.0
      2.88 mi / 230 ft gain
      Nestled next to the CA-134, this trail presents a relaxing atmosphere while only a 30 minute drive from Downtown Los Angeles and a 5 minute drive from Old Town Pasadena. From bird-watching to archery, this trail provides a peaceful atmosphere with no lapse in beauty. The trail which is around 1....
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    • Pasadena, California

      Arroyo Terrace Trail

      5.0
      1.54 mi / 194 ft gain
      Arroyo Terrace Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Pasadena, California.
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Los Angeles Historic Park

      5.0
      1.17 mi / 46 ft gain
      Los Angeles Historic Park is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Dodgertown, California.
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    • Pasadena, California

      Central Arroyo Seco Community Recreation Loop

      5.0
      0.66 mi / 36 ft gain
      Beautiful views of the Rose Bowl and surrounding San Gabriel Mountains. A protected .75 mile loop, that offers an easy path, to stroll along. You’ll find convenient water filling stations, clean bathrooms, and a fitness area, along the path. Easy parking all around.
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    Camping and Lodging in Hacienda Heights

    Meadow Group Campground
    Palmdale, California

    Meadow Group Campground

    Coulter Group Campground
    Palmdale, California

    Coulter Group Campground

    Bandido Group Campground
    Pearblossom, California

    Bandido Group Campground

    Jackson Flats
    Azusa, California

    Jackson Flats

    Lake Campground
    Valyermo, California

    Lake Campground

    Mountain Oak
    Valyermo, California

    Mountain Oak

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Hacienda Heights

    Cooking with Coleman: Camp stove tacos with Paulina Dao and the City Project

    Cooking with Coleman: Camp stove tacos with Paulina Dao and the City Project

    The Outbound Collective

    The Best Post-Adventure Food

    The Best Post-Adventure Food

    Aaron Rickel Jones

    Reservation Permits Needed To Reopen Trails Responsibly, Says Steve Gerhardt

    Reservation Permits Needed To Reopen Trails Responsibly, Says Steve Gerhardt

    Aaron Rickel Jones

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

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

    Aaron Rickel Jones

    Cub House Birthday Ride

    Cub House Birthday Ride

    Aaron Rickel Jones

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

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

    Aaron Rickel Jones