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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.

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    • Los Angeles, California

      Echo Park Lake

      3.0
      0.98 mi / 0 ft gain
      Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles has a loop that is about 1 mile around. It’s a pretty busy park, that has ducks and geese everywhere. Beautiful lotus blossoms and iris flowers in the lake. Generally flat and one tiny incline that can easily be avoided. You can also rent swan paddleboats that light ...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Elysian Park

      4.0
      1.88 mi / 282 ft gain
      The trail at Elysian Park in Los Angeles, California, is a moderate difficulty hike that spans approximately 1.88 miles. The trail is well-marked and offers a variety of terrain, including dirt paths and paved roads. The trail is known for its panoramic views of the city, including the iconic Dod...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Secret Swing in Elysian Park

      4.2
      0.16 mi / 360 ft gain
      For the most direct directions to the swing, plug in "Swing on top of Elysian Park" into google maps, which will take you directly to the trailhead. If you want to do it the more old fashion way, the swing is on top of a hill at the intersection of Angels Point Drive and Park Row Drive in Elysian...
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    • Newport Beach, California

      Newport Pier

      4.9
      Newport Pier is located just south of Huntington Beach at the center of the Balboa Peninsula. Balboa Pier, the more crowded pier of Newport Beach, is nearby to the south. Thanks to the awesome weather of Southern California, there’s no reason this beach can’t be enjoyed all year long, which means...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Music Box Steps

      5.0
      0.08 mi / 20 ft gain
      Climb a historical landmark in LA. This is where the famous, Academy Award winning short, Laurel and Hardy made called "The Music Box”. Filmed back in the 1930's the story is about two movers trying to deliver a piano, up these steps. There is a plaque is dedicated at the bottom to this film. It’...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Urban Light

      Urban Light, located at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is an iconic sculpture installation by artist Chris Burden. Composed of 202 restored cast-iron street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s, it stands as a symbol of the city's vibrancy and history.  This is a popular spot for visito...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Baxter Steps

      4.5
      0.16 mi / 108 ft gain
      This set of stairs near Dodger Stadium is Los Angeles is a great way to get a workout and stretch your legs. Unfortunately it is not dog-friendly. Keep in mind the best time to go here is during the week, so you can avoid crowds.  Be sure to bring extra water with you as it can get very hot!
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Descanso Steps

      4.0
      0.1 mi / 20 ft gain
      The steps are a series of stairways you will find throughout Silver Lake and neighboring areas. They facilitated people from the neighborhood in getting to the “red” streetcars, that used to run throughout the city. Cool relics of a mostly-forgotten past. These particular steps take you down from...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Piano Mural Staircase aka “Murray Staircase”

      5.0
      0.08 mi / 69 ft gain
      The “Piano Stairs” is a stair mural in Silver Lake neighborhood section of LA. Not to be confused with the “Music Box” staircase that is close by. These 90 steps were painted to look like the piano keyboard by the artist Carrey. Great for a cardio workout and not as creepy as some of the stairs h...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Binocular Building

      Frank Gehry's "Giant Binoculars" is a striking sculpture located in Venice, California. Designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry in collaboration with artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, this oversized artwork stands as a whimsical and surreal landmark. The sculpture itself res...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Micheltorena Stairs

      3.0
      0.19 mi / 75 ft gain
      I preferred the steps, before anything was painted on them. Whoever thought it would be a great idea to do that was wrong. No upkeep and these stairs have been heavily vandalized. The steps are a series of stairways you will find throughout Silver Lake and neighboring areas. They facilitated peo...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Silver Lake Reservoir Trail

      3.0
      2.18 mi / 79 ft gain
      Silver Lake Reservoir Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. This urban escape is used by people running, walking, and birding. The trail is stroller-friendly, so you may see parents along the trail with their younger fam...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Three Stooges Stairs

      4.0
      0.07 mi / 43 ft gain
      The stairs are about 147 steps. Located at Fair Oak View Terrace and Edendale Place in the Silver Lake, a district of Los Angeles. They are famous for where the Three Stooges short "An Ache In Every Stake" was filmed in 1941. It is a classic scene of where they have to deliver a block of ice all ...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Mattachine Steps

      5.0
      0.09 mi / 52 ft gain
      The Mattachine Steps, also known as the Cove Avenue stairway, is dedicated to the Mattachine Society (The name was taken from a medieval French secret society that set out to right wrongs.) in 2012 in memory of Harry Hay, who cofounded the gay rights group. Right along this stairway is a small ho...
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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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    • Los Angeles, California

      Landa St Stairs (Esther's Steps)

      5.0
      0.18 mi / 138 ft gain
      One of the hidden gems of the neighborhood, a beloved local named Esther Aagaard Tapebland walked these steps everyday, for 50 years in Silver Lake. Fountain Ave becomes Landa St. Park on Griffith Park Ave and hike your way up the steep driveway. Amazing views of Hollywood, the Hollywood Sign, th...
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