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    Los Angeles County, California is a true outdoor lover's delight. From its majestic mountain peaks to its stunning beaches, the county has something for everyone. There are numerous trails and pathways for hikers and bikers of all skill levels, and plenty of opportunities for kayaking, rock climbing, and other activities. In addition, there are also plenty of opportunities for fishing, camping, and other recreational activities. No matter what kind of adventure you're in the mood for, Los Angeles County has something for you to enjoy.

    Top Spots in and near Los Angeles County

    • Mount Baldy, California

      Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) via the Ski Hut Trail

      5.0
      9.7 mi / 3990 ft gain
      Mt. San Antonio, or Mt. Baldy as it is known locally, is one of the cans of the challenging "six-pack of peaks" in Southern California. For this one, start before the Manker campground and head up the fire road. This is known as the "Baldy Bowl or Ski-Hut Trail". You'll see some cabins on your l...
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    • Lake Elsinore, California

      Explore Walker Canyon

      4.3
      Walker canyon is within easy driving distance from most places in Orange County and San Diego which makes for a great day trip.  While there is no official parking lot for the trail you will be able to find parking all along Lake Street and Walker Canyon Road.  The trail begins at the corner of L...
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    • Malibu, California

      Grotto Trail

      2.64 mi / 492 ft gain
      Who doesn't enjoy a hike that offers water, scenic views, boulder hopping and a subterranean cave? I know I do! The Grotto Trail begins at Circle X Ranch, which looks a bit like a small cowboy western store, and is approximately 6 miles from the Highway 1 (PCH). The parking is a tad tight, fittin...
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    • Pearblossom, California

      Devil's Punchbowl and Devil's Chair

      4.5
      7.37 mi / 1870 ft gain
      What a hidden gem! A martian landscape full of faultline desert rock formations and joshua trees against a mountainous backdrop of the San Gabriels. Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area features a 1 mile well-marked, well-maintained single track loop trail inside the Punchbowl (great for kids) and a 7 ...
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    • Azusa, California

      Bighorn Mine Trail

      5.0
      3.69 mi / 607 ft gain
      If you decide to head over to Wrightwood for some skiing during the winter, make sure to get a hike in while you’re at it. There are several trail systems along the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2), and one of them is scenic Big Horn Mine Trail. The end point of the hike is the historic and abandone...
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    • Azusa, California

      Summit Mt. Baden-Powell

      5.0
      7.86 mi / 2808 ft gain
      This well maintained and well traveled trail is a popular route with day hikers, backpackers, and Pacific Crest Trail through hikers. Since the trail is on the face of the mountain, snow may linger late into the season. The Pacific Crest Trail is clearly marked on the western corner of the Vinc...
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    • Santa Clarita, California

      Hike the PCT and Foot Trail Loop through Vasquez Rocks

      5.0
      5.5 mi / 287 ft gain
      The Pacific Crest Trail and foot trail hike is a 5-mile loop with a quick PCT branch-off that leads under the 14 freeway through a long, well-maintained (but very dark) tunnel.  Pull into the well-marked parking lot and stop in the visitor center to take a look at the topographical park model and...
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    • Agua Dulce, California

      Vasquez Rocks

      5.0
      2.42 mi / 367 ft gain
      This is a Natural Park Area located in Santa Clarita, within the Sierra Pelona Mountains. It features amazing diagonal rock formations, created because of the force between two tectonic plates pushing against each other. This place is a photographer's paradise, and every spot in this 900+ acre l...
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    • Riverside, California

      Hike Mt. Rubidoux

      4.3
      2.7 mi / 500 ft gain
      Featuring over 161 acres and over 3.5 miles of combined paved and dirt trails, Mount Rubidoux Park in Riverside, CA is a beautiful natural environment and adventure location. Although some say this is just a "hill", this Inland Empire gem offers a quick escape from the pace of city life. Just m...
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    • Valyermo, California

      Blue Ridge Trail via Inspiration Point

      4.97 mi / 692 ft gain
      There are two trail heads for the Blue Ridge Trail, one via the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, and the other across from Inspiration Point. When parking gets crowded over at Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, than parking at Inspiration Point is the better option. To access the Blue Ridge Trail from In...
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    • Thousand Oaks, California

      Hiking Wildwood Regional Park

      3.8
      Wildwood Regional Park is open year-round, easily accessible, and offers great routes for hiking, running, biking, and even horseback riding. There are also two waterfalls inside the park—the larger of the two, Paradise Falls, cascades 40 feet into a large pool. To catch some beautiful views of t...
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    • Thousand Oaks, California

      Paradise Falls Loop

      4.3
      2.26 mi / 300 ft gain
      The hike to Paradise Falls is about 1.5 miles one way with around 300 feet elevation change. Take it easy starting the hike because the real challenge is the change in elevation going back to your car since you'll be going uphill. At the trailhead, follow the signs indicating the location of Para...
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    • 9000 Pacific Coast Highway, California

      Cookout at Sycamore Cove Beach

      If you ever wanted to see dolphins and seals playing and feeding in the surf while getting ready to barbecue, this is the spot for it. Whether you want some summer rays or some of our wicked wacky winter weather, Sycamore Cove will deliver. Usually isolated enough to keep large crowds away, this ...
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