Los Angeles Hikes

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. […]

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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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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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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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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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After reading this article, If you care for the bear’s life, take a minute and sign the petition here. UPDATE: The petition has reached over 600 signatures! On Friday, June 24th a man was injured in his tent by a wild black bear in the Millard Canyon Campground. The man required about a dozen stitches […]

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Mt. Baldy, the highest peak in the LA County soars at 10,064 ft. San Antonio Falls is a three tiered waterfall fed by year-round runoff that is just .5 miles away from the start of the Baldy Hike. This is an appropriate summer hike, cool mountain winds are felt from the trailhead all the way to […]

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Newton Canyon in Malibu is a canyon in between Kanan Dume Rd. and the Zuma Ridge Mtwy. This not-so-often traveled canyon is part of the Backbone Trail, which is in total a 67-mile trail that runs across the “backbone” of the Santa Monica Mountains. This mostly shaded hike and fern-covered trails lead to some nice stretches of […]

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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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