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  • Los Angeles County, California

    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.

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    • Rancho Palos Verdes, California

      Pelican Cove

      0.38 mi / 95 ft gain
      Getting There Coming from San Pedro, make a U-turn at the Hawthorne Boulevard stoplight onto Palos Verdes Drive South. From here, you can access the parking lot for Pelican Cove, where you'll get a 120° view of the ocean. It might be tempting to take in the sunset from the car, but you should def...
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    • Hermosa Beach, California

      Surf at El Porto

      4.0
      The South Bay of LA has plenty of good surf. Sand bars are back and its fun...watch out for the sharks.
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    • Manhattan Beach, California

      Take a Sunset Surf at Manhattan Beach

      4.4
      Manhattan Beach Pier is a popular spot in the South Bay of Los Angeles for surfers of all levels. With its exposed beach break with consistent surf and more than 300 days of sun per year, you can pretty much always count on good weather in Manhattan Beach so you can surf no matter the season. Ide...
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    • Ladera Ranch, California

      Huntington Beach Pier

      4.6
      The Huntington Beach Pier is a great spot for a multitude of activities. If you're looking to bodysurf, surf, swim, jog, or just chill, this is the spot for you. There's plenty of a restaurants nearby, making it the perfect weekday/weekend getaway.  I frequent this location to shoot sunsets by t...
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    • 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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    • Los Angeles, California

      Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens

      Discover serenity at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, a tranquil oasis in Los Angeles, Calfiornia. Admission is $6/person, with guided tours available to explore its spiritual and architectural significance. Nestled in lush greenery, including a labyrinth for contemplative walks, it offer...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area Loop

      2.85 mi / 328 ft gain
      The Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area is just outside of downtown LA, a perfect location for hiking, trail running, and biking. The trail loops up to the top of a hill, where hikers get sweeping views of LA. Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on leash.  This is also a great location for trail running...
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    • Marina del Rey, California

      Ballona Lagoon

      5.0
      1.8 mi / 95 ft gain
      Such a relaxing and beautiful stroll in the Marina Del Rey/Venice area!  Park in Marina Del Rey #13 lot (4601 Vía Marina, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292). Don't forget to pay the meter! The rate as of 2021 is $0.50/15mins, or $6 for 24hrs on weekdays, and $8 for 24hrs on weekends.  Once parked, walk ...
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    • Culver City, California

      Culver City Stairs

      4.1
      1.32 mi / 344 ft gain
      The Culver City Stairs are an outdoor staircase designed into the trails leading up to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. This particular staircase is uniquely constructed to blend into the landscape and is comprised of 282 uneven stairs. The stairs vary in height from 3 inches to nearly 2 ft...s...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Ord & Yale Street Park

      4.0
      Recently opened in 2021, right behind the LA Library in Chinatown, you’ll find this secret gem, tucked away in the corner. Covered picnic tables, with checkerboard game boards in place, and all gender bathrooms with changing tables for the little ones. Two play areas as well as a small climbing w...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Vista Hermosa Natural Park

      4.2
      0.58 mi / 36 ft gain
      Vista Hermosa Natural Park is part of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Located in the western gateway to Downtown Los Angeles, it’s very easy to drive by this hidden gem if you’re not looking for it. This park is the perfect mix of ur...
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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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    • 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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    • Los Angeles, California

      Kayak the Marina Del Rey Harbor

      5.0
      The Marina Del Rey harbor covers 1.5 square miles making it the world’s largest small-craft harbor. Located southwest of Los Angeles, it is the homeport to nearly 6,500 local boats, ranging from small fishing boats, large private yachts, and even a multitude of unique houseboats. The harbor is ea...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Venice Canals

      4.3
      2.77 mi / 30 ft gain
      The canals are a fun and quiet place to relax away from the hectic Venice boardwalk. Take a stroll through the canals or even get in a run! The reflections in the water are the main attraction and are great for photography. Spring, after some rain, is the best time to go as the water levels are g...
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