Los Angeles Hikes



An LA local capturing some of the best Los Angeles Hikes. Personally photographing some of these locations is a passion driven by a love for the outdoors and Los Angeles.


Murphy Ranch Demolition Date

Murphy Ranch, a popular urban LA location filled with history dating back to WW2 is now set to be demolished by the city. In the last decade this location surged with graffiti artists looking to tag the abandoned buildings and to make their own mark on the site. Since then, it has risen to become one of […]

Finding The Jim Morrison Cave

[ditty_news_ticker id=”1054″] A quick hike in Corral Canyon alongside coastal views will bring you to a cave rumored to be visited by performer Jim Morrison from The Doors. It’s said that Morrison came to this cave for song-writing and inspiration alongside grandiose views. Take the time to visit this iconic and artistic cave in Malibu. […]

Explore Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

Synopsis: Vasquez Rocks is probably one of the most impressive geological formations in the LA county. The main attraction are these huge slate-like monolithic structures that shoot out of the ground southward at a 45 degree angle, which can seen from anywhere in the park. Due to the uniqueness of this site, many historic films have been […]

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Hiking The Mueller Tunnel and San Gabriel Peak

Take a hike to a beginner’s peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, San Gabriel Peak. Along the way the trail goes through the Mueller Tunnel, a beautiful tunnel built in 1942 which leads to another side of a precarious cliff. If the summer heat is too much, allow the cool mountain air in these parts to grant some […]

Anonymous Artist is Constructing Teepees in The Santa Monica Mountains

On a routine hike in the Santa Monica Mountains, I stumbled upon a site of beautiful teepees. At first impression the structure was very well constructed, almost looking like Native craftsmanship. Looking around, but seeing nobody around I approached the 6-foot high structure. It looks like the sides of the teepee were constructed with bamboo and tied together. Straw was then placed over […]

Hiking Brown Mountain Dam Waterfall in Pasadena

Hike to the Brown Mountain Dam which sits in the middle of the Arroyo Seco River. About three miles upstream from the river is where this dam is located and the massive waterfall it creates. This structure was built in the 1940’s as part of a US Forest Watershed Project, but it’s unfortunate that the result […]

Trip Report: Red Rock Canyon State Park (Topanga)

In the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains Red Rock Canyon State park sticks out like a gem with the red tinted rocks and geological features of the park. The hidden red rock arch (above) can be found by exploring the many trails which split off from the main fire road. Take the fire road […]

5 Must See Seasonal LA Waterfalls

Los Angeles, a city not normally praised for it’s natural wonders actually pulls off with some surprisingly scenic waterfall locations. We are lucky to have received plenty of rain this 2017 season and because of that all the seasonal waterfalls have shown themselves. Make sure to visit these falls no later than late May to insure […]

Escondido Falls is back after years of California Drought

After years of crippling drought, Escondido Falls, a 200-foot Malibu waterfall is flowing again due to the influx of rainy weather. Throughout the drought years of it was almost impossible to find a full flowing waterfall near Los Angeles. Escondido Falls was one of those hikes where you see photos of as a beautiful cascade of […]

Hike Trail Canyon Falls in The San Gabriel Mountains

Located on the west end of the San Gabriel Mountain Range, Trail Canyon tends to surprise visitors with its gorgeous 40-foot cascading falls. Trail Canyon Falls is one of Los Angeles’ most scenic waterfalls and for good reason, the beautiful half-circle cutout of granite cut by the water over the years makes for some spectacular photos. […]

Hiking Elsmere Canyon Waterfall

Elmsmere Canyon Falls, a seasonal So-cal waterfall can only be found after plentiful rains. If you end up looking for these falls as late as March, you may find a trickle over the rock wall. It won’t be as impressive as the photos below, so I urge you to check these out soon after this […]

Hike Las Llajas Canyon to The Abandoned Coquina Mine – Simi Valley

Las Llajas Canyon in Simi Valley is a secluded canyon in the Santa Susana Mountains bordering a community estate. A trail leading from Las Llajas canyon can be taken towards the ruins and remnants of a mining operation named the Coquina Mine. The main attraction is a massive steam shovel, with huge army-style treads as […]

Hike Grimes Canyon Rd.

Due to the rising popularity of this road on Instagram, Grimes Canyon in Ventura County is quickly becoming one of the most photographed roads in so-cal. A mini 10 minute hike will bring you up the side of a hill for a perfect shot of this scenic curvy road. Any type of shoes will work […]