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The Best Rock Climbing in Los Angeles

Looking for the best rock climbing 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 rock climbing spots in and near Los Angeles

  • Altadena, California

    Hike to and Rapel Thalehaha Falls in Rubio Canyon

    3 mi / 710 ft gain
    If you are new to canyoneering and want to do an adventure like this, reach out to the guys and girls at The Blue 8 target="_blank" who guided us through Rubio Canyon. They are a dedicated team of stunt professionals who train and offer personal instruction on everything action-adventure from can...
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  • Altadena, California

    Dawn Mine and Sunset Trail Loop

    5.52 mi / 2087 ft gain
    Dawn Mine and Sunset Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Altadena, California.
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  • Altadena, California

    Hike to Millard Falls

    3.0
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    To get to the trail, park at the Millard Campground Trailhead parking lot, where you'll find plenty of parking. Follow the trail that leads away from the lot and past the Millard Campground. If necessary, you'll find bathrooms at the campground. Follow signs for Millard Falls as the trail veers r...
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  • Rancho Palos Verdes, California

    Palos Verdes Bluffs Trail

    2.75 mi / 581 ft gain
    Palos Verdes Bluffs Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
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  • Rancho Palos Verdes, California

    Abalone Cove Trail

    1.06 mi / 102 ft gain
    Abalone Cove Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
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  • Calabasas, California

    Hike and Rock Climb at Saddle Peak

    5.0
    This is one of my favorite hikes in the Los Angeles area. Super easy, yet beautiful and a perfect place to get away from the city.Parking for the trailhead is where the three roads intersect. The parking area is a long strip of dirt, there will most likely be cars there when you arrive already th...
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  • Los Angeles County, California

    Cave of Muntiz via El Escorpion Trail

    1.75 mi / 367 ft gain
    Cave of Muntiz via El Escorpion Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near West Hills, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Stoney Point via North End

    1.42 mi / 240 ft gain
    Stoney Point via North End is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Chatsworth, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    The Summit

    1 mi / 230 ft gain
    The Summit is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Chatsworth, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Hike Stoney Point Park

    4.0
    1 mi
    Once you've parked along Topanga Canyon Blvd, make your way down the street and start the trail off near the steel gate, close to the horse stables. As you make your way in, you will notice some rock climbers practicing on the lower elevation rocks.Make your way around this rocky park, counter-cl...
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  • Agoura Hills, California

    Camp at Malibu Creek State Park

    5.0
    Malibu Creek State Park boasts over 8,000 acres of oak woodlands, grassy hills, dramatic peaks and serene meadows. It's an outdoor lover's paradise and only a short drive north from most of Los Angeles. Before it was a park, the land was owned by 20th Century Fox Studios and used in productions...
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  • Agoura Hills, California

    Rock Climbing in Malibu Creek

    A great day trip! Referred to by many as the "Yosemite of Southern California," Malibu Creek offers a huge selection of bolted sport routes on generously pocketed volcanic rock. This is the perfect place to bring a first time climber or even your most seasoned climbing buddies. Routes range from ...
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  • Agoura Hills, California

    Rock Pool and Century Lake Trails

    4.5 mi / 357 ft gain
    Rock Pool and Century Lake Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Calabasas, California
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  • Agoura Hills, California

    Malibu Lake Trail

    6.44 mi / 505 ft gain
    Malibu Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Calabasas, California.
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  • Newport Beach, California

    Boulder at Pirate's Cove

    4.0
    This is a great spot for bouldering in Newport Beach, CA with really easy access from the parking lot at Big Corona Beach or street parking above on Ocean Blvd. There are not clear signs to follow, but it is easy to find from the parking lot at Big Corona - it is on the far west side toward the h...
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  • Silverado, California

    Black Star Canyon Trail

    6.71 mi / 1201 ft gain
    Black Star Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Silverado, California.
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