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Explore The Norco Powerhouse

Sorry the blog is not here yet! We are waiting to reveal this spot on the @lahikes Instagram then will write an article about it! Please check back soon!

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Hike To The Pumpkin Rock

The Perfect October Hike, is just over an hour away from Los Angeles. This festive rock in Norco CA, is a short hike with a big reward. If this hike is too far, make it more worth it by also checking out the abandoned Norco Powerhouse. This giant pumpkin, well known to the locals, can be seen from miles away […]

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Hike To The Grotto

Deep in the Santa Monica Mountains the grotto is a fun but short hike to an amazing boulder-filled canyon where an elliptical cave sits. A stream in these mountains called the west-fork of the Arroyo Sequit filters into the grotto creating a shrine-like pool of water at The Grotto’s entrance. A short 3 mile hike […]

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Trails of Chatsworth Park, Train Tunnel #2

Behind Chatsworth Park is Santa Susana Mountains, a series of hiking trails exists here. An occasional train can be heard and seen crossing under Tunnel #2 near the park. The graffiti highlights the decay over the years and creates a haunting presence. A suitable haunting presence where a few previous deaths occurred in and around the tunnel. In […]

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5 Shaded Canyon Hikes in LA

3 min read – Above photo from Newton Canyon (spring time) Los Angeles, known for its heat, also boasts some amazing canyons which keep cool all year round. These are mostly shaded hikes completely covered with a dense layer of canopy at the canyon floor. As a bonus, these year-round comfortable canyons can have some […]

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Devil Gulch Falls on the Bridge To Nowhere Hike

The Bridge To Nowhere is LA’s most famed hiking treasure in the San Gabriel Mountains. Hiking to the bridge is a lengthy, but rewarding journey of 10 miles (5 miles to the bridge and back) through some of the most amazing scenery and riveting canyons of the Angeles National Forest. Along the East Fork River, which accompanies your […]

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Runyon Canyon Reopened, Park Improvements

Today, August 2nd, Los Angeles’ most popular trail reopened after a four month closure to fix a 100-year-old water pipe. Along the way the city has also made some improvements to the park, mainly water and road repairs. According to @abc7, the construction team came under budget by 1 million dollars and were ahead of […]

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Hike Franklin Canyon Park

Synopsis: Deep in the mountain high tops of Beverly Hills sits Franklin Canyon Park, which contains comfortable shaded trails and great reservoir views. A very easy and kid friendly hike which may include duck and turtle watching at one of the reservoir shores. A 1.4 mile loop can be made from the trails of the park to […]

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Hike Dixie Canyon Park

Synopsis: When I heard of a hike located in the heart of Sherman Oaks, I was skeptical. A hike in a highly urban environment? Seems unlikely. But little Dixie Canyon is a small canyon near Fryman Canyon which offers a bit of an escape from the feeling of congested LA. This very short hike offers […]

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Fish Canyon Falls Closed Due to Fires

Please Rate/Share this story on the bottom of this page, if you find it useful. UPDATE 7/18/2016: Fish Canyon Falls hike reopened! The damage to the trail is not deemed extensive. Confirmed after speaking with a Angeles Forest representative via phone conversation. UPDATE 7/6/2016: Fish Canyon still closed, confirmed after speaking to forest official. They are […]