Top 10 Easy Hikes in Los Angeles

O'Melveny Park hiking trail
O'Melveny Park | Photo by Joshua Lurie

One of the best aspects of living in Los Angeles is the ready access to outdoor activities. The beach, mountains and desert are all within striking distance. Hiking is always an option, whether it’s the Santa Monica Mountains, Baldwin Hills, Hollywood Hills, down south in Ranchos Palos Verdes or up in the mighty San Gabriel Mountains. Learn about 10 of the best easy hikes in L.A. County that will get your heart rate up and yield some terrific views, but won’t lead to exhaustion.

A few quick reminders:
1. Carry your cell phone with you in case of emergency. The signal can be limited in the mountains, but the phone is your best friend if you run into trouble.
2. Carry plenty of water because trails often offer little shade and it can get hot.
3. Wear sunscreen. Even if the sky starts overcast, sun often breaks through clouds.
4. Stay to the center of the trail to limit contact with plants like poison ivy and wildlife like rattlesnakes and tarantulas.

Explore the numerous hiking trails in Los Angeles and discover why L.A. is the ideal place to get outside.

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2800 E. Observatory Rd.
90027 Los Angeles , CA
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2000 N Fuller
90046 Los Angeles , CA
580 Los Liones Drive
90272 Pacific Palisades , CA
8401 Mulholland Dr
91604 Studio City , CA
17300 Sesnon Blvd
91344 Granada Hills , CA
4040 Reseda Blvd
91356 Tarzana , CA
1394 Casiano Road
90077 Los Angeles , CA
4100 S. La Cienega Blvd.
90056 Los Angeles , CA
Crenshaw Blvd. at Burrell Lane
90275 Rancho Palos Verdes , CA
Corral Canyon Rd.
90265 Malibu , CA