Top Spots

Santa Monica Pier, Boardwalk, and Beach Trail

Santa Monica, California

3.33 mi / 20 ft gain

Spend a Day at the Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, California

4.3

Santa Monica Bike Path to Manhattan Beach Pier

Santa Monica, California

24.79 mi / 266 ft gain

Run the Santa Monica Wooden Stairs

Santa Monica, California

4.0

Run the Santa Monica Concrete Stairs

Santa Monica, California

3.0
0.1 mi / 111 ft gain

Beach Volleyball at Will Rogers State Beach

Santa Monica, California

Venice Beach

Los Angeles, California

1.6 mi / 46 ft gain

Will Rogers Trail

1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, California

4.02 mi / 328 ft gain

Inspiration Loop Trail

1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, California

4.01 mi / 948 ft gain

Places to stay

34.0226852,-118.5074009, California

Walk Everywhere! Ocean Avenue Escape with Pool

From $167 / night

34.0023918,-118.4823295, California

Ocean Park’s Best! | Designer Haven | Rooftop Deck

From $518 / night

288 Amalfi Drive, California

Walk to Beach | Santa Monica Canyon Home | 2 Decks

From $455 / night

Beach Gem: 1 Block to Ocean, Near Abbott Kinney

From $237 / night

Architectural Beach Home | Rooftop Outdoor Kitchen

From $384 / night

935 Indiana Avenue, California

3 Palms Venice Cottage | Detached Suite

From $300 / night

Guides and stories

The Best Post-Adventure Food

The LA Field Guide

Reservation Permits Needed To Reopen Trails Responsibly, Says Steve Gerhardt

The LA Field Guide

The Mountains Are Calling, and I Let It Go to Voicemail

The LA Field Guide

Cub House Birthday Ride

The LA Field Guide

The Dawn Mine Loop Trail (or how to train for backpacking last minute)

The LA Field Guide

#LAsucksforcycling -but- #LAsucksfordrivingmore

The LA Field Guide

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