3 Hiking Spots to Trek In Los Angeles
Let’s face it, L.A. is known for many things – it’s the entertainment capital of the world, home to thousands of celebrities and endless amounts of sunny days. But often overlooked are the amount of outdoor activities available to those living in or visiting the City of Angels.
With hiking trails aplenty, there’s no reason to stay indoors – unless it’s raining, but that only happens about 35 days a year. We’ve done the research (real intensive experimental stuff!) and put together a list of the three most popular hikes in Los Angeles for the Get Up, Get Out series. Not only do each of these hikes provide a great workout, but we also promise breathtaking views.
- Runyon Canyon – Known as one of the best places to spot a celebrity, Runyon Canyon is a short but strenuous hike. It is about 3.6 miles long and will take about an hour and a half each way. One thing that sets this hike apart from most is that it is dog friendly so it’s perfect for those who want to let their pups roam freely to master the trail together.
- Hollyridge Trail at Griffith Park – A hike with a rewarding view – of the iconic Hollywood sign that is! The view from the top is absolutely spectacular and well worth the trip. The total trail is just under three miles and will take about two hours.
- Eaton Canyon Falls – The gorgeous hiking trail of Eaton Canyon Falls is located in Pasadena, just east of Los Angeles. It is a moderate hike with some steep spots along the trail. It takes around two and a half hours each way. This hike is one of the most popular hikes in California thanks to the stunning waterfalls surrounding it. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of this hike, it is often very crowded. We recommend venturing to Eaton Canyon Falls early on a weekend morning or some time during the workweek to avoid the crowds.
TIP: Be sure to oxygenate before, during and after with a bottle of OXiGEN water. All the necessary hydration with an extra kick of oxygen to help with your stamina and recovery time. Pick some up on your way to any of these hikes. You can find a location nearest you HERE. Stay tuned for more active city guide blog posts to come, as part of our Get Up, Get Out series.