Temescal Canyon

Not a huge waterfall, but very pleasant stroll. There are great views of the ocean on clear days and a densely wooded canyon. The loop starts out on Temescal Ridge Trail, climbing almost 1,000 feet in the first mile. At the intersection with Temescal...

Camp Josepho Rustic Canyon

For the more adventurous. Ocean views. Cool waterfall. Not easy or moderate but strenuous. Camp Josepho Rustic Canyon 3000 Rustic Canyon Road Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Take the 10 to the 405 North to Sunset, make a left, go to Capri and drive until it ends...

Chantry Flats Hike

Super scenic and pleasant walk to lush waterfall. Rock slides and pools along the way. Fun to hop over the stones to cross the creek. Five dollars to park. About a three mile hike into Big Santa Anita Canyon - an hour walk if you...

Franklin Canyon Park

Franklin Canyon Park rests on 605 acres near the center of Los Angeles between the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills. Within the park boundaries are chaparral, grasslands and oak woodlands, a three-acre lake, an ADA-accessible duck pond, expansive picnic grounds, and over five miles of...

Trump National Golf Club

There's free parking, it's a short drive, and it's beautiful. The course design allows the general public to share in the environmental experience. Trump National features public access trails that meander through the golf course toward the bluffs. The trails provide access to the beach and...

Pointe Dume State Preserve

It's a great place to go with crowd of all ages for a stunning scenic stroll on bluffs overlooking the ocean. Features include headlands, cliffs, rocky coves and vast beach access. At the end of Westward Beach Road, access to Point Dume State Preserve begins from...

Mount Hollywood

Great alternative to Runyon Canyon! Mount Hollywood, elevation 1,640 feet, looms over the Griffith Observatory and the city. Mount Hollywood has the highest peak in Hollywood and is a great workout. This is a great hike for children, it's short and you reach a peak with...

Switzer Falls at Angeles National Forest

Coolest most beautiful hike ever! Switzer Falls at Angeles National Forest in La Canada Flintridge. 35 minutes from Hancock Park. Take Beverly Blvd. to Silverlake toTemple to Alvarado to 2E to 210S to Angeles Crest Highway. STOP AT SHELL STATION on Angeles Crest Highway TO...

Runyon Canyon

I love Runyon Canyon! View from the top of Inspiration Point. Another view from the top. Fun to watch the sun set at Runyon Canyon. Once it sets it gets REALLY dark so leave yourself time to finish before dark (and bring a flashlight just...