Top Adventures in Los Angeles

  • Be inspired at Watts Towers

    Watts Towers are a quick 15-20 minute ride from Downtown Los Angeles on the Metro. Since I love weird, interesting things, plus the towers are in my backyard, I had to take a trip to check them out! When getting off the train, I half expected to s...

  • Sunset Hike in Ascot Hills

    Ascot Hills Park is a great hidden gem located a few miles east of Los Angeles. There is a parking lot with plenty of parking but the gates close at sunset, which is a great time to go, so if you plan on staying later, park outside the gates where...

  • A Picnic Overlooking Los Angeles

    Vista Hermosa Natural Park is part of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Located in the western gateway to Downtown Los Angeles, it’s very easy to drive by this hidden gem if you’re not ...

  • Hike Sycamore Canyon Trail in Turnbull Canyon

    The Sycamore Canyon Park Trailhead can be found at the end of the dirt parking lot off Workman Mill Road. The entrance is off a small road which is pretty easy to miss, but there is a sign off the main road. Soon after you start on the trail, the ...

    4 miles 250 ft gain

  • Visit the Secret Swing in Elysian Park

    For the most direct directions to the swing, plug in "Swing on top of Elysian Park" into google maps, which will take you directly to the trailhead. If you want to do it the more old fashion way, the swing is on top of a hill at the intersection o...

    0.3 miles 360 ft gain

  • Hike the City View and Walnut Forest Trails Loop

    The City View and Walnut Forest Trails in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park are just outside of downtown Los Angeles, and are perfect for all abilities. The trails are most commonly used by dog walkers, trail runners, mountain bikers and families. The ...

    2.6 miles 725 ft gain

  • Run the Baxter Steps

    This set of stairs near Dodger Stadium is Los Angeles is a great way to get a workout and stretch your legs. Unfortunately it is not dog-friendly. Keep in mind the best time to go here is during the week, so you can avoid crowds. Be sure to bring ...

    0.2 miles 101 ft gain

  • Hike the Hellman Park Trail

    This trail is great if you're looking for a quick, but intense workout. The hike itself is only 4 miles out- and-back and can be easily completed within a couple of hours. However, be prepared for a steep and steady incline for the first 1.5 miles...

    4 miles 850 ft gain

  • Hike the Skyline Drive Trail to Water Tank

    Skyline Drive Trail to Water Tank is a 3.7 mile out-and-back hike with scenic views of the surrounding Whittier and Los Angeles cityscapes. 

    3.7 miles 885 ft gain

  • Secret Stairs Astro Loop

    I learned about these remnants of Los Angeles history, just a few months ago. When I found myself in L.A. this past month, I decided to find some of these stairs, and find out what they’re all about. Back in the 1920’s these stairs were created ...

  • Running the Arroyo Seco Trail

    Nestled next to the CA-134, this trail presents a relaxing atmosphere while only a 30 minute drive from Downtown Los Angeles and a 5 minute drive from Old Town Pasadena.From bird-watching to archery, this trail provides a peaceful atmosphere with ...

    2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Trail Run to Beacon Hill

    The starting point for your run is at the Griffith Park Southern Railroad. From the parking lot walk east crossing Crystal Springs Drive and find the Coolidge Hiking Trail. Begin running up Coolidge Trail toward Upper Beacon Trail making sure to s...

    3.2 miles 600 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Beach Bungalow 3 Blocks To The Ocean

      Perfect for a couple or small family, this 2-bed, 2-bath beach bungalow has seaside charm and California style, just 3 blocks from the beach and a short walk to Hermosa Beach Pier for great nightli...

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    • Anaheim, California

      Updated Home With Pool Near Disneyland

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    • Seal Beach, California

      Ocean View Oasis W/ Rooftop Deck Steps To Beach

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Situated just steps from beautiful Seal Beach and the pier, this 3BR/2.5BA ...

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    • Seal Beach, California

      Prime Oceanfront Retreat In Seal Beach With Patio

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    • Seal Beach, California

      Beachfront Duplex W/ Balcony & Ocean Views!

      • TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Perched on the Pacific coast with a direct view of the ocean, this beachfro...

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    • Anaheim, California

      On The Doorstep Of Disneyland

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