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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

    • Los Angeles, California

      Hollywood Sign via Brush Canyon Trail

      4.6
      5.04 mi / 1155 ft gain
      Getting to the parking lot near the trailhead and finding an open space can seem like the most daunting part of this whole excursion. There are free parking lots along the road to the trailhead, so keep an eye out. There are also several ways to get to the trailhead from other parking areas; I ad...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Griffith Park Old Zoo Loop

      4.0
      2.52 mi / 666 ft gain
      The Griffith Park Old Zoo Loop is a 2.52-mile moderately trafficked loop trail located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Due to its length and minimal elevation gain of ~670 feet, the hike is open to all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, hiking, and trail running, The Griffith P...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Mount Hollywood via the Fern Canyon Trail

      5.0
      5.02 mi / 1581 ft gain
      At 1,625 feet Mt Hollywood is the second highest point in Griffith Park and provides picturesque views of the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains. The hike to the Mt Hollywood Summit begins on the northeast side of Griffith Park near the ...
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    • Santa Monica, California

      Santa Monica Wooden Stairs

      4.0
      0.09 mi / 79 ft gain
      The wooden Santa Monica Stairs are a great way to get in some intense leg burning cardio. There are around 120 steps that are steeper then the Santa Monica Concrete Stairs, which can provide a deep burn on the intended muscles! This place has been a hot spot in the Santa Monica fitness scene for...
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    • Santa Monica, California

      Run the Santa Monica Concrete Stairs

      3.0
      0.1 mi / 111 ft gain
      The concrete Santa Monica Stairs are a great way to get in some intense leg burning cardio. There are around 170 steps that are wider and easier than the Santa Monica wooden staircase.This place has been a hot spot in the Santa Monica fitness scene for some time so it is also a good place for mee...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Garden of Oz

      NOTE: This location is only open on Thursdays from 10am-12pm. Hours may vary depending on availablity (see below).   In 1991, Hollywood resident Gail Cottman purchased a small plot beneath her Hollywood Hills home, originally planning a rose garden. It expanded into a magical homage to "The Wiza...
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    • Newport Beach, California

      Arches at Little Corona del Mar

      4.9
      Little Corona del Mar Beach is a secluded beach located on Poppy Avenue across Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. Known as one of the less crowded beaches in the area, this spot is the perfect place to chill for the day or photograph a sunset. You will find plenty of free street parking in the ne...
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    • Santa Monica, California

      Beach Volleyball at Will Rogers State Beach

      5.0
      At PCH and West Channel there is a tunnel that goes underneath the highway leading you directly onto the beach. In the tunnel take a left up the stairs onto the bike path. Head south 250 feet and you will hit the first set of courts but be aware you will need lines for these courts! If you want c...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Glendale Peak via Henry's Trail

      4.0
      2.07 mi / 915 ft gain
      Glendale Peak is often passed over by people hiking to Mt. Hollywood, and while it is not as high as its neighbor summit, it boasts arguably better views that you will enjoy all to yourself. While not really a full hiking trail and more of a small detour, Henry's Trail is worth the small uphill c...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Hollyridge Trail to the Hollywood Sign [Closed]

      4.1
      3.5 mi / 383 ft gain
      This trail is closed as is the Beachwood Gate which is used to access the Hollyridge Trail will be permanently closed on April 18th, 2017 due to a court order. Check out Hollywood Sign via Brush Canyon Trail for an available option.  There are three ways to get to the Hollywood Sign. This route ...
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    • Pasadena, California

      Lower Arroyo Seco Loop

      4.3
      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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    • Los Angeles, California

      Lake Hollywood Trail

      4.7
      3.35 mi / 249 ft gain
      The Lake Hollywood Trail features beautiful wildflowers in the spring and is wheelchair accessible. A majority of the trail is paved, but approximately .6 miles is on dirt. Some of the trail is shaded, but bring sun protection regardless - especially in the summer. Dogs are not allowed on this tr...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Aileen Getty Ridge Trail

      5.0
      3.55 mi / 1194 ft gain
      The Aileen Getty Ridge Trail is a singletrack trail that runs between Mt. Lee and Burbank Peak (the location of the Wisdom Tree). Though there are many options to access this trail, the most direct route is from the west via the Wonder View Trailhead. Start by parking on Lake Hollywood Drive near...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Cahuenga Peak via Burbank Peak Trail

      2.23 mi / 719 ft gain
      Cahuenga Peak via Burbank Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Los Angeles, California.
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Cahuenga Peak Loop Trail

      3.88 mi / 1237 ft gain
      The Cahuenga Peak Loop is perfect for trail runners and hikers. The trailhead is in Hollywood Hills - park off to the side on a street. This trail features beautiful wildflowers in the spring. Dogs are allowed on the trail if kept on leash. The trail can be dusty and dirty, so watch your step. Ke...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Wisdom Tree

      4.8
      0.95 mi / 528 ft gain
      In Griffith Park, park along Lake Hollywood Drive and walk the paved quarter mile up Wonder View Drive to the start of Wonder View Trail. Here, walk through the yellow gate and make the first right after the road turns to dirt. Head up this unmarked single track path heading east up the mountain....
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