Los Angeles Hikes

Caves Mines and Tunnels

The Big Horn Mine, once a living and working quarters for the miners who tenaciously worked hard to extract gold from the hillside. This mine, named after the Big Horn Sheep that roam these parts is by far the largest mine in the LA County. In 1895 it was discovered by a man named “Tom” Vincent […]

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The year was 1969 when Charles Manson and his occultist family lived out in the hidden hills of Simi Valley. They lived on a property called Spahn Ranch and hung around the nearby Manson Family Cave. This ominous trail was hiked by the family many times before and during they committed their cult murders. Today, the unnamed […]

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Hike Description: 200-feet of tunnel runs through both sides of the mountain leading to Ybarra canyon, a canyon inside the Angeles National Forest off Big Tujunga Canyon Rd. The tunnel is at least 20 feet tall in the entrance and has a great cascading view of the trees below. The hike is easy but unmaintained, crossing over a […]

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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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Behind Chatsworth Park are the 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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Synopsis: A very easy hike In Griffith Park will lead you the Bronson Caves, famously known for this cave’s role in the 1960’s Batman TV series. A man-made cave that has a large front opening and exits in two split sections. This total .66 mile hike within Bronson Canyon is an out-and-back hike that may […]

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In a deep and dreary Millard canyon floor sits an old reminder of the gold rush. Long forgotten tunnels and caves In the early 1850’s prospectors looking to get rich in California built mines that began to dot the mountains of the San Gabriels. Dawn Mine is no exception to that spur of activity that drew […]

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[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. […]

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Hike Description: This hike will lead you to a massive chimney cave located in West Hills. Legend tells of a Chumash shaman lived in the cave until his demise from murdering the tribe leader’s son. The cave is about 40 feet high in some places and requires some rock scrambling to enter the main cavern. Additional climbing […]

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