The Best Hiking in Los Angeles

Looking for the best hiking in Los Angeles? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Los Angeles. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles, California

    Augustus Hawkins Nature Park Loop

    0.43 mi / 26 ft gain
    Augustus Hawkins Nature Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Huntington Park, California.
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  • South Gate, California

    Rio Hondo Cycleway

    18 mi / 485 ft gain
    Rim of the World Scenic Drive: Big Bear Lake to San Bernardino is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic views located near South Gate, 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

    Ascot Hills Trail

    2.11 mi / 446 ft gain
    Ascot Hills Trail is a heavily trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Vista Hermosa Nature Park

    0.58 mi / 36 ft gain
    Vista Hermosa Nature Park is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Wild Mustard Loop

    2.36 mi / 472 ft gain
    Wild Mustard Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Whittier, California

    Hike Sycamore Canyon Trail in Turnbull Canyon

    2.0
    4 mi / 250 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

    Visit the Secret Swing in Elysian Park

    4.5
    0.3 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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  • Los Angeles, California

    Elysian Park

    1.88 mi / 282 ft gain
    Elysian Park is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Echo Lake Loop

    0.95 mi / 56 ft gain
    Echo Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Elysian Park West Loop Trail

    1.89 mi / 292 ft gain
    Elysian Park West Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Hike the City View and Walnut Forest Trails Loop

    4.0
    2.6 mi / 725 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

    City View and Walnut Forest Trails

    2.6 mi / 568 ft gain
    City View and Walnut Forest Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Dodgertown, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Scrub Jail Trail

    2.06 mi / 413 ft gain
    Scrub Jail Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • South El Monte, California

    Legg Lake Loop Trail

    2.19 mi / 112 ft gain
    Legg Lake Loop Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near South El Monte, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Baxter Steps

    0.16 mi / 108 ft gain
    Baxter Steps is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Los Angeles, California.
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