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Although you may not guess it, there is great hiking very close to the City of Angels. The Los Angeles basin is located immediately next to the rugged Santa Monica and San Gabriel mountain ranges. Outdoor adventure is at hand.

Day 1 -- Malibu and Westside
Day 2 -- near Hollywood
Day 3 -- near Pasadena

Also check out my guide Los Angeles Gardens to find more places to stroll. read more about Los Angeles Hikes

Point Mugu State Park

Point Mugu State Park

  • 9000 West Pacific Coast Highway
  • tel:+1 818 880 0350
  • Visit website
  • Malibu, 90265
Leo Carrillo State Beach

Leo Carrillo State Beach

  • 35000 West Pacific Coast Highway
  • tel:310-457-8143
  • Visit website
  • Malibu, 90265
Runyon Canyon

Runyon Canyon

  • 2000 North Fuller
  • tel:+1 323 666 5046
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90046

Runyon Canyon, nestled in the heart of Hollywood, gives any visitor to Los Angeles the power to enjoy nature and work up a sweat. Situated on 130 acres of protected recreation park land, Runyon Canyon is primarily known for its off-leash hiking, but a secluded children's park also allows families and yoga groups to enjoy the Canyon's natural beauty. Upon entering, visitors can choose three different trails that loop around each other, differing in their intensity and physical impact. Runyon Canyon is essentially off-leash, so dogs and their owners run gleefully and unimpaired. There are no services, so visitors should be prepared to take their own food and equipment. With its proximity to Hollywood, celebrities from across the gamut are seen frequenting the park and exercising to keep their celebrity figures. The Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory and Downtown are viewed brilliantly from the Canyon's summit. read more about Runyon Canyon

Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Eaton Canyon Nature Center

  • 1750 N. Altadena Drive
  • tel:626-398-5420
  • Visit website
  • Pasadena, 91107
Point Dume State Beach

Point Dume State Beach

  • 39996 Pacific Coast Hwy
  • tel:310-457-8143
  • Visit website
  • Malibu, 90265
Lake Hollywood

Lake Hollywood

  • 2600 Lake Hollywood Drive
  • tel:+1 213 473 7070 (Information)
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90068
Monrovia Canyon Falls

Monrovia Canyon Falls

  • 1750 N. Altadena Drive
  • tel:(626) 256-8282
  • Visit website
  • , 91016
Zuma / Trancas Canyons

Zuma / Trancas Canyons

The HOLLYWOOD Sign

The HOLLYWOOD Sign

  • 6342 Mulholland Highway
  • Griffith Park
  • tel:+1 323 258 4338
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90013
San Gabriel Wilderness

San Gabriel Wilderness

Solstice Canyon Trail

Solstice Canyon Trail

Griffith Park

Griffith Park

  • 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
  • Hollywood; entrances are along Los Feliz Blvd., at Riverside Dr., Vermont Ave., and Western Ave
  • tel:323/913-4688
  • Visit website
  • Hollywood, 90028
Millard Canyon Falls Trail

Millard Canyon Falls Trail

Peter Strauss Ranch

Peter Strauss Ranch

Paramount Ranch

Paramount Ranch

Baldy Notch to Mt. San Antonio Trail

Baldy Notch to Mt. San Antonio Trail

  • 1750 N. Altadena Drive
  • tel:626-335-1251
  • , 91759

Baldy Notch to Mt. San Antonio Trail brings you to the top of the crown jewel of the San Gabriel Mountains, majestic Mt. San Antonio (10,064 ft. elevation) towers over all other peaks in the range.

Malibu Creek State Park

Malibu Creek State Park

  • 1925 Las Virgenes Road
  • Calabasas, 91302
Bronson Caves

Bronson Caves

  • West side of Griffith Park
  • end of Canyon Drive
  • tel:(213) 913-4688 (Ranger Station)
  • Visit website
  • Los Angeles, 90026
Cucamonga Wilderness

Cucamonga Wilderness

Topanga State Park

Topanga State Park

  • 20825 Entrada Road
  • tel:+1 310 455 2465
  • Visit website
  • Pacific Palisades, 90272
Franklin Canyon Site

Franklin Canyon Site