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    • Los Angeles, United States

      Verdugo Crest Trail

      4.0
      6.71 mi / 2510 ft gain
      The Verdugo Crest Trail is a 6.6 mile loop near Glendale, California. The trail features lovely wildflowers in the spring and beautiful views year-round. The trail is steep, so make sure you are wearing sturdy running or walking shoes. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept on leash.  Va...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Three Stooges Stairs

      4.0
      0.07 mi / 43 ft gain
      The stairs are about 147 steps. Located at Fair Oak View Terrace and Edendale Place in the Silver Lake, a district of Los Angeles. They are famous for where the Three Stooges short "An Ache In Every Stake" was filmed in 1941. It is a classic scene of where they have to deliver a block of ice all ...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Vista Hermosa Natural Park

      4.2
      0.58 mi / 36 ft gain
      Vista Hermosa Natural Park is part of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Located in the western gateway to Downtown Los Angeles, it’s very easy to drive by this hidden gem if you’re not looking for it. This park is the perfect mix of ur...
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    • Malibu, California

      Sandstone Peak

      4.8
      3.03 mi / 971 ft gain
      If you live in Los Angeles, Sandstone Peak is a must! The hike to the summit can be done on a 2 mile hike up and back on Sandstone Peak Trail, or a 6.5 mile hike up and back on Backbone Trail. The shorter trail is more popular, yet both are equally rewarding. You won't believe the views from the...
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    • Malibu, California

      Balanced Rock via Sandstone Trailhead

      5.0
      4.36 mi / 1125 ft gain
      ...From the PCH, make a left turn on Yerba Buena road (turn right if you're coming South) for about 6 miles until you get to the dirt parking area. If the lot is full, there's extra parking on the side of the road. FYI, Balanced Rock can also be accessed by starting at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead,...
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    • 12869 Yerba Buena Road, California

      Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

      5.0
      7.06 mi / 1755 ft gain
      Take Yerba Buena road to the trailhead. It is less zigzagged and shorter distance from PCH. Parking is easy provided that you start early in the morning. If the lot is full, you can always park on the side of the road. Bathroom is available at Sandstone Peak Trailhead parking lot, just 0.8 miles ...
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    • Hermosa Beach, California

      Surf at El Porto

      4.0
      The South Bay of LA has plenty of good surf. Sand bars are back and its fun...watch out for the sharks.
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Elysian Park

      4.0
      1.88 mi / 282 ft gain
      The trail at Elysian Park in Los Angeles, California, is a moderate difficulty hike that spans approximately 1.88 miles. The trail is well-marked and offers a variety of terrain, including dirt paths and paved roads. The trail is known for its panoramic views of the city, including the iconic Dod...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Baxter Steps

      4.5
      0.16 mi / 108 ft gain
      This set of stairs near Dodger Stadium is Los Angeles is a great way to get a workout and stretch your legs. Unfortunately it is not dog-friendly. Keep in mind the best time to go here is during the week, so you can avoid crowds.  Be sure to bring extra water with you as it can get very hot!
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Verdugo Peak via Hostetter Fire Road

      5.0
      7.39 mi / 1627 ft gain
      Verdugo Peak, at 3000 feet, is accessible from multiple directions and trails along the Verdugo Range. The most direct route to the top is Hostetter Fire Road, a 3.6-mile hard-packed dirt trail that climbs 1600 feet to the 3,126-foot summit. The hike begins at the dirt parking lot off of La Tuna ...
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    • Stevenson Ranch, California

      Mentryville: Pico Canyon Trail

      7.07 mi / 1388 ft gain
      Mentryville: Pico Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Stevenson Ranch, California.
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    • Malibu, California

      Grotto Trail

      2.64 mi / 492 ft gain
      Who doesn't enjoy a hike that offers water, scenic views, boulder hopping and a subterranean cave? I know I do! The Grotto Trail begins at Circle X Ranch, which looks a bit like a small cowboy western store, and is approximately 6 miles from the Highway 1 (PCH). The parking is a tad tight, fittin...
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    • Thousand Oaks, California

      Hiking Wildwood Regional Park

      3.8
      Wildwood Regional Park is open year-round, easily accessible, and offers great routes for hiking, running, biking, and even horseback riding. There are also two waterfalls inside the park—the larger of the two, Paradise Falls, cascades 40 feet into a large pool. To catch some beautiful views of t...
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    • Thousand Oaks, California

      Paradise Falls Loop

      4.3
      2.26 mi / 300 ft gain
      The hike to Paradise Falls is about 1.5 miles one way with around 300 feet elevation change. Take it easy starting the hike because the real challenge is the change in elevation going back to your car since you'll be going uphill. At the trailhead, follow the signs indicating the location of Para...
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    • Malibu, California

      Leo Carillo State Beach

      4.5
      Leo Carrillo State Park has 1.5 miles of two sandy beach areas, tide pools, and numerous coves and sea caves. This year-round paradise offers privacy and ocean access for anglers, divers, surfers, wildlife watchers, beachcombers, and campers. If you're headed here for day-use, there are also tide...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Ord & Yale Street Park

      4.0
      Recently opened in 2021, right behind the LA Library in Chinatown, you’ll find this secret gem, tucked away in the corner. Covered picnic tables, with checkerboard game boards in place, and all gender bathrooms with changing tables for the little ones. Two play areas as well as a small climbing w...
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