Los Angeles Hikes

Hidden Gems

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Away from Los Angeles in the horse town of Norco CA., sits a huge abandoned powerhouse built in 1892. Interesting enough when you look inside of the building you will see many holes through the tin roof of the structure. This was caused by locals deciding to shoot to the ceiling with their shotguns. Vandals […]

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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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Reportedly haunted and very dreary, the canyon next to the popular Echo Mountain hike is rarely visited. The trail, an old passage of what the water tunnel workers took back in the day is both unmaintained and disappearing throughout the years. To get to the Enchanted Forest one has to pass by the old Cobb Estate, […]

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Let me first get this stated, this is not an easy hike but watching the YouTube video and reading this page will get you prepared. The parking is on a dirt road and the trailhead is across the street, not easy to miss, look for the metal post. Overall, this hike is very fun in any season, but […]

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