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    Top Spots in and near Topanga State Park

    • Los Angeles, California

      Micheltorena Stairs

      3.0
      0.19 mi / 75 ft gain
      I preferred the steps, before anything was painted on them. Whoever thought it would be a great idea to do that was wrong. No upkeep and these stairs have been heavily vandalized. The steps are a series of stairways you will find throughout Silver Lake and neighboring areas. They facilitated peo...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Descanso Steps

      4.0
      0.1 mi / 20 ft gain
      The steps are a series of stairways you will find throughout Silver Lake and neighboring areas. They facilitated people from the neighborhood in getting to the “red” streetcars, that used to run throughout the city. Cool relics of a mostly-forgotten past. These particular steps take you down from...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Music Box Steps

      5.0
      0.08 mi / 20 ft gain
      Climb a historical landmark in LA. This is where the famous, Academy Award winning short, Laurel and Hardy made called "The Music Box”. Filmed back in the 1930's the story is about two movers trying to deliver a piano, up these steps. There is a plaque is dedicated at the bottom to this film. It’...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Piano Mural Staircase aka “Murray Staircase”

      5.0
      0.08 mi / 69 ft gain
      The “Piano Stairs” is a stair mural in Silver Lake neighborhood section of LA. Not to be confused with the “Music Box” staircase that is close by. These 90 steps were painted to look like the piano keyboard by the artist Carrey. Great for a cardio workout and not as creepy as some of the stairs h...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Landa St Stairs (Esther's Steps)

      5.0
      0.18 mi / 138 ft gain
      One of the hidden gems of the neighborhood, a beloved local named Esther Aagaard Tapebland walked these steps everyday, for 50 years in Silver Lake. Fountain Ave becomes Landa St. Park on Griffith Park Ave and hike your way up the steep driveway. Amazing views of Hollywood, the Hollywood Sign, th...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Beacon Hill via Coolidge Trail

      5.0
      2.84 mi / 587 ft gain
      The starting point for your run is at the Griffith Park Southern Railroad. From the parking lot walk east crossing Crystal Springs Drive and find the Coolidge Hiking Trail. Begin running up Coolidge Trail toward Upper Beacon Trail making sure to stay straight at the first intersection (0.2 miles)...
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    • Burbank, California

      Old Youth Camp Loop

      2.59 mi / 732 ft gain
      The Old Youth Camp Loop is a 2.6-mile loop with over 700 feet of elevation gain that can be ran, hiked, or even mountain biked if you prefer. While not completely empty the area receives very little visitors and is a great place to enjoy a little more solitude than near by hiking locations. The l...
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    • Stevenson Ranch, California

      Hike the Towsley Canyon Loop

      4.7
      5.1 mi / 1340 ft gain
      The Towsley Canyon Loop can be done in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise loop. The clockwise path starts with a gradual ascent through Wiley Canyon and steep descent into the Towsley Gorge while a counter-clockwise route starts with a steep climb out of Towsley Canyon and a gradual descent ...
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    • Burbank, California

      Vital Link Trail

      4.0
      3.72 mi / 1775 ft gain
      From I-5, take the Burbank Blvd exit. Drive north on Burbank Blvd. and take a right on N 3rd. Left on E Harvard. Right on Wildwood Canyon after 1.5 miles. There are a few ways you can begin your hike: from the parking lot, the entrance will be to the left past the gate. Here you were have a stee...
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    • Burbank, California

      Wildwood Canyon Loop

      3.98 mi / 1680 ft gain
      The Vital Link Trail is a steep and narrow out-and-back trail accessed though the Wildwood Canyon Park located in Burbank, CA. Parking at Wildwood Canyon is free and easy, and will be determined by which of the four trailheads you choose to start from.  For the shortest and most direct route you...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Silver Lake Reservoir Trail

      3.0
      2.18 mi / 79 ft gain
      Silver Lake Reservoir Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. This urban escape is used by people running, walking, and birding. The trail is stroller-friendly, so you may see parents along the trail with their younger fam...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Mattachine Steps

      5.0
      0.09 mi / 52 ft gain
      The Mattachine Steps, also known as the Cove Avenue stairway, is dedicated to the Mattachine Society (The name was taken from a medieval French secret society that set out to right wrongs.) in 2012 in memory of Harry Hay, who cofounded the gay rights group. Right along this stairway is a small ho...
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    • Westlake Village, California

      Climb at Echo Cliffs

      1.3 mi
      The hike to the crag is about 1.3 miles one way and takes roughly 45 minutes. The approach starts at the Backbone / Mishe Mokwa trail head off Yerba Buena Rd.  After walking a couple minutes you'll see a sign pointing left for the backbone trail or straight for Mishe Mokwa. Continue straight and ...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Echo Park Lake

      3.0
      0.98 mi / 0 ft gain
      Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles has a loop that is about 1 mile around. It’s a pretty busy park, that has ducks and geese everywhere. Beautiful lotus blossoms and iris flowers in the lake. Generally flat and one tiny incline that can easily be avoided. You can also rent swan paddleboats that light ...
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    • Glendale, California

      Brand Library Loop

      5.0
      6.56 mi / 2648 ft gain
      Your adventure will start at the Brand Library parking lot. Walk behind the library towards the gated day use area and you will find the start of the trail on your right, Las Flores MTWY. The first half-mile rises over 500 feet to a plateau, equipped with benches, a park map and views of Griffit...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Secret Stairs Astro Loop

      2.3
      4.21 mi / 600 ft gain
      I learned about these remnants of Los Angeles history, just a few months ago. When I found myself in L.A. this past month, I decided to find some of these stairs, and find out what they’re all about. Back in the 1920’s these stairs were created for pedestrians to have direct routes to the trans...
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