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    Top Spots in and near Topanga State Park

    • Culver City, California

      Culver City Stairs

      4.1
      1.32 mi / 344 ft gain
      The Culver City Stairs are an outdoor staircase designed into the trails leading up to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. This particular staircase is uniquely constructed to blend into the landscape and is comprised of 282 uneven stairs. The stairs vary in height from 3 inches to nearly 2 ft...s...
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    • Malibu, California

      Backbone Trail via Kanan Dume

      5.0
      4.47 mi / 1089 ft gain
      Fair warning, it can get very hot in Malibu, especially in the summer or fall. We started at the Kanan Dume Road lot. It fills up quick, both directions offer beautiful hiking, but most people tend to go west, it seems. While that's beautiful, you end on a decent uphill, so if hiking is new or c...
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    • Malibu, California

      Newton & Zuma Canyon Falls

      4.3
      2 mi / -600 ft gain
      Three waterfalls in one short hike?!...I'll take it! That's what you'll get if you make the visit to these falls in the Santa Monica mountains in Malibu. The trailhead starts on Kanan Dume road, which is also where the Backbone trail meets. Park in the designated (free) parking area and take the ...
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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

      Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area Loop

      2.85 mi / 328 ft gain
      The Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area is just outside of downtown LA, a perfect location for hiking, trail running, and biking. The trail loops up to the top of a hill, where hikers get sweeping views of LA. Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on leash.  This is also a great location for trail running...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Reseda Point

      4.0
      0.2 mi / 30 ft gain
      From the 118 FWY, exit Reseda and head north until you pass by Calle Vista Circle. Once passed, make a U-turn and park on the side of the street. Here you will find the trailhead for the Palisades Trail Hike. To get to the scenic lookout, simply walk up the short trail leading up the hill, and h...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Runyon Canyon Loop

      3.2
      2.67 mi / 728 ft gain
      Located in the Hollywood Hills, Runyon is an iconic workout run/ hike that can give you great views all the way to the ocean. There are a few different loop trails/ hikes you can take ranging from ~1.5mi to 3.25mi all with a decent amount of elevation gain. Also, remember this is Hollywood, so yo...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Porter Ranch Ridge

      4.0
      3.36 mi / 548 ft gain
      Porter Ranch Ridge is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Los Angeles, California.
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    • Malibu, California

      Point Dume

      4.8
      0.95 mi / 141 ft gain
      From the parking lot, make your way towards Point Dume. You will find the entrance to the trail at the end of the lot. The trail is a bit sandy, but fairly easy. Be careful of the cactus plants along the trail! Make your way up towards the cliff and you'll notice ropes hanging on the edge. Don't...
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    • Malibu, California

      Paradise Cove via Point Dume

      5.0
      4.74 mi / 338 ft gain
      You will start your beach-hiking to Paradise Cove from Point Dume which is located 20 miles north of Santa Monica on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). On PCH, take left on Westward Beach Road and follow it to the end. Try to park as close to the end of the paid parking lot. You can use the automated m...
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    • Malibu, California

      Rock Climb at Point Dume

      4.0
      There are a couple of different ways to get to the rock, but the easiest will be at the end of Westward Beach Rd. The rock is impossible to miss as you drive further down the beach. Once parked, which I believe you have to pay for beyond a certain point, it's a short walk out on the sand to the b...
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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

      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

      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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