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    Top Spots in and near Topanga State Park

    • Los Angeles, California

      Secret Swing in Elysian Park

      4.2
      0.16 mi / 360 ft gain
      For the most direct directions to the swing, plug in "Swing on top of Elysian Park" into google maps, which will take you directly to the trailhead. If you want to do it the more old fashion way, the swing is on top of a hill at the intersection of Angels Point Drive and Park Row Drive in Elysian...
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    • Glendale, California

      Nibley Park

      5.0
      Nibley Park is a small and secluded park with lots of trees and green area. There are a number of picnic tables and a restroom, that is ADA compliant. The playground is small but two separate play areas that are marked for their specific ages for young kids to have fun. There is also a half court...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Los Angeles Historic Park

      5.0
      1.17 mi / 46 ft gain
      Los Angeles Historic Park is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Dodgertown, California.
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    • Glendale, California

      Mt. Thom and Tongva Peak

      6.06 mi / 1480 ft gain
      Mount Thom and Tongva Peak are accessed by using the 6.2 mile out and back trail, Las Flores Motorway located in the north part of Glendale, CA. Roadside parking is not allowed near the trailhead, you will need to park in the nearby residential area along Sunshine Drive about 0.15 miles away from...
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    • Glendale, California

      Beaudry Loop

      5.79 mi / 1572 ft gain
      The Beaudry Loop trail features a bench at the top with 360 degree views of the greater LA area. The trailhead is a little hidden on Beaudry Blvd. As Beaudry Blvd turns into Beaudry Terrace, you'll see cars parked at the paved trailhead. There is very little shade on the trail so bring ample sun...
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    • Newbury Park, California

      Boney Peak

      4.0
      12.04 mi / 3025 ft gain
      The hike begins at the parking lot for Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park, CA just outside LA. Pull into the parking lot and walk on the dirt road until you see the trail for Boney Peak. It is easy to find because the peak can be seen from the beginning of the trail. The trail is generally an in...
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    • Ventura County, California

      Sycamore Canyon Falls

      3.3 mi / 545 ft gain
      ...When arriving in the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, take the drive and park at Sycamore Canyon parking lot. Parking is free and also offers restrooms and some history about the park. Follow the trailhead South until you come to the Satwiwa Culture Center on your left and a dome-like...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      City View and Walnut Forest Trails Loop

      4.0
      2.59 mi / 568 ft gain
      The City View and Walnut Forest Trails in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park are just outside of downtown Los Angeles, and are perfect for all abilities. The trails are most commonly used by dog walkers, trail runners, mountain bikers and families. The top of the hike features a unique pond. Dogs are a...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Watts Towers

      3.0
      Watts Towers are a quick 15-20 minute ride from Downtown Los Angeles on the Metro. Since I love weird, interesting things, plus the towers are in my backyard, I had to take a trip to check them out! When getting off the train, I half expected to see the towers spiraling off in the distance. After...
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    • Palos Verdes Estates, California

      Bluff Cove

      4.4
      0.56 mi / 144 ft gain
      Parking for Bluff Cove is located along the sides of the street of Paseo Del Mar, and the trailhead is located right next to the street. Bluff Cove is one of those unique locations in that there are a variety of activities you can do here. It is a great location for surfing, paddle boarding, bod...
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    • Los Angeles, California

      Sunset Hike in Ascot Hills

      3.5
      Ascot Hills Park is a great hidden gem located a few miles east of Los Angeles. There is a parking lot with plenty of parking but the gates close at sunset, which is a great time to go, so if you plan on staying later, park outside the gates where there is ample street parking. Depending on the s...
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    • Los Angeles County, California

      Trail Canyon Falls

      4.0
      4.56 mi / 1017 ft gain
      To get to the trail, take Big Tujunga Canyon Road until you see signs for Trail Canyon Road. The entry point is easy to miss, but keep an eye out for a stop sign and cars parked at the bottom of a dirt path. Drive up the dirt path for direct parking at the trailhead (4x4 is definitely recommended...
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    • 9000 Pacific Coast Highway, California

      Cookout at Sycamore Cove Beach

      If you ever wanted to see dolphins and seals playing and feeding in the surf while getting ready to barbecue, this is the spot for it. Whether you want some summer rays or some of our wicked wacky winter weather, Sycamore Cove will deliver. Usually isolated enough to keep large crowds away, this ...
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    • Malibu, California

      Scenic Trail

      4.0
      1.53 mi / 322 ft gain
      The trailhead is located in the day use area of Point Mugu State Park.  Park in the day use area parking lot. There is a parking fee of $12/day or $3/hr.   From the parking lot, walk through the campground until you reach the old service road.  After passing through the gate, turn left at the si...
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    • Malibu, California

      Camp at Point Mugu's Sycamore Canyon Campground

      The beach at Point Mugu State Park is just far away enough from the bustling town of Malibu and its popular beaches to feel like you are still secluded with nature. A great way to be close to the beach at Point Mugu State Park and access it easily whenever you want would be to camp at the Sycamor...
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    • Pasadena, California

      Lower Arroyo Seco Loop

      4.0
      2.88 mi / 230 ft gain
      Nestled next to the CA-134, this trail presents a relaxing atmosphere while only a 30 minute drive from Downtown Los Angeles and a 5 minute drive from Old Town Pasadena. From bird-watching to archery, this trail provides a peaceful atmosphere with no lapse in beauty. The trail which is around 1....
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