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San Gabriel Peak Hiking Trail Via Eaton Saddle

San Gabriel Peak Hiking Trail Via Eaton Saddle

Distance 2.8 MilesTime~1-1.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeasonAll YearElevation Gain971+ FtExperience breathtaking birds-eye views of various local sites of interest, such as Mount Wilson and Mount Lowe Peak, atop San Gabriel Peak. San Gabriel Peak is a moderate-level,...

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11 Best Hikes in Southern California: Falls, Ruins, Peaks

11 Best Hikes in Southern California: Falls, Ruins, Peaks

Looking for abandoned creepy places, breathtaking views, and stunning waterfalls? Say no more. After hiking in Socal my entire life, I'm going to share with you what I believe to be the eleven best hikes in no particular order.  Here’s a quick rundown of the places: ...

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5 Best Hikes in LA: Bonus Secret Waterfall

5 Best Hikes in LA: Bonus Secret Waterfall

Los Angelinos have been in love with hiking since the late 1800’s. With the never-ending list of trails growing each year since the hiking boom at the turn of the 20th century, finding the best hikes in LA can be daunting. But not to worry, I'm here to help! I grew up...

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Trail Canyon Falls Hike in Tujunga: Bonus Seasonal Falls

Trail Canyon Falls Hike in Tujunga: Bonus Seasonal Falls

Distance 4.5 MilesTime2 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeasonFall, Winter, SpringElevation Gain990 FtLooking for an adventure? Check out Trail Canyon Falls in Angeles National Forest. This amazing hike is LITTERED with seasonal waterfalls, which you can enjoy if you know when...

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Eaton Canyon Falls Ultimate Guide 2022

Eaton Canyon Falls Ultimate Guide 2022

Distance  4.4 Miles Time ~3 Hrs Difficulty Easy Season Spring Elevation Gain 521 Ft Are you interested in visitng Eaton Canyon, but need a guide to make the best of your visit? You've come to the right place. Eaton Canyon Falls is the most popular waterfall in the San...

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Shoemaker Canyon Road: LA’s Nuclear Escape Tunnels

Shoemaker Canyon Road: LA’s Nuclear Escape Tunnels

Distance 5 MilesTime2.5 HrsDifficulty EasySeasonFall, Winter, SpringElevation Gain1,404 FtDid you know LA has two abandoned tunnels that were built in order to escape nuclear attacks during the Cold War? You don’t want to miss walking through the deserted Shoemaker...

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Old LA Zoo: Exploring the Abandoned Ruins at Griffith Park

Old LA Zoo: Exploring the Abandoned Ruins at Griffith Park

Distance  ~2.5 MilesTime ~2 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 383 FtIf you're looking for something spooky and exciting to do, the Old LA Zoo is most certainly perfect for you! Check out the ruins of this once very popular attraction. The Old LA is an...

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7 Hiking Trails In & Near Pasadena [Chosen by a Local]

7 Hiking Trails In & Near Pasadena [Chosen by a Local]

Pasadena is a beautiful city nestled in the foothills of the LA forest with a hiking history that goes as far back as the 1800’s. I grew up near the City of Roses, as it’s commonly referred to, and actually attended Pasadena City College. Therefore, I’m very familiar...

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Claremont Loop: Easy 5-Mile Hike with Views (Drone Shots!)

Claremont Loop: Easy 5-Mile Hike with Views (Drone Shots!)

Distance  5 MilesTime ~3 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 839 FtClaremont Loop is a very popular hike nestled in the foothills of the LA National Forest, but only the locals really know about it. It features a nice overlook with multiple benches flanked...

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Paramount Ranch: Old Western Movie Set in LA

Paramount Ranch: Old Western Movie Set in LA

Distance  2.1 MilesDifficulty EasySeason All YearHours of Visitation 8AM - 8PMOne of the most "LA" things you can do is visit an old movie set. Paramount Ranch is definitely one you'll want to check out. Tons of classic movies and popular TV shows were shot in this...

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San Antonio Falls: Short Hike to 75-Foot Waterfall in LA

San Antonio Falls: Short Hike to 75-Foot Waterfall in LA

Distance  1.4 Miles Time ~45 Min Difficulty Easy Season Late Winter - Spring Elevation Gain 285 Ft Looking for an easy weekend adventure? Checkout 75 foot San Antonio Falls in the Angeles National Forest! The trail at San Antonio Falls totals 1.4-miles roundtrip, and...

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Topanga Lookout Trail: Epic Sunset Views on Ledge

Topanga Lookout Trail: Epic Sunset Views on Ledge

Distance  2.2 MilesTime ~1.5 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 160 FtSummer nights call for breathtaking sunsets! This short hike in the Santa Monica Mountains takes you to a ledge where you'll get insane aerial views and the best cotton candy skies!...

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Murphy Ranch Trail: Hike to An Abandoned Nazi Utopia

Murphy Ranch Trail: Hike to An Abandoned Nazi Utopia

2.6 MilesNoModerate≈ 2 HrsAll Year633 ftWho would've thought that Rustic Canyon, in LA County, has so much eerie and shocking history related to Nazis and WW2? Yeah, you read that right. Crazy! Murphy Ranch is a 2.6-mile hike in Rustic Canyon, near Pacific Palisades....

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Millard Canyon Falls Guide: 50ft Falls & Scenic Trail

Millard Canyon Falls Guide: 50ft Falls & Scenic Trail

Distance  1.2 MilesTime ~1 HrDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 308 FtMillard Canyon Falls is an easy, 1.2-mile hike located near Altadena, California. The trail features a 50-foot waterfall and creek crossings. It's a child-friendly and dog-friendly hike. ...

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Fall Creek Falls: Secret 200 ft Waterfall in LA

Fall Creek Falls: Secret 200 ft Waterfall in LA

Distance  4.6 MilesTime ~2 HrsDifficulty ModerateBest Season SpringElevation Gain 941 FtWho doesn't love hidden waterfalls? Well, we're super excited to share this colossal gem with you! Fall Creek Falls is a 4-tier, 200-foot waterfall located in Big Tujunga. The hike...

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Brown Mountain Dam Waterfall: 2 Routes Included

Brown Mountain Dam Waterfall: 2 Routes Included

Distance  2 MilesTime ~1 HrDifficulty ModerateSeason All YearElevation Gain 628 FtBrown Mountain Dam Waterfall is a must-do for SoCal residents! The breathtaking cascade towers above the abundant trees and forms a shallow 3-4 foot pool for you to cool off. Brown...

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The Vanalden Caves: A Hike You’ll Never Forget

The Vanalden Caves: A Hike You’ll Never Forget

Distance  2.7 MilesTime ~1.5 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 515 FtCaves in Los Angeles? Yup, you read that correctly! These caves are called the Vanalden Caves, and they make for a very enjoyable hike. The Vanalden Caves hike is an easy 2.7-mile trail...

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Big Horn Mine Trail: Map, Directions, & Bonus Cabin Ruins

Big Horn Mine Trail: Map, Directions, & Bonus Cabin Ruins

Distance  4 MilesTime ~2.5 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 587 FtDeep in the San Gabriel Mountains, a 127 year old abandoned mine is still accessible if you dare to venture inside. But that's not all. The founder, Charles, built a cabin about a mile...

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Dawn Mine Trail: Hike to an Abandoned Gold Mine from 1895

Dawn Mine Trail: Hike to an Abandoned Gold Mine from 1895

Distance  6 MilesTime ~3 HrsDifficulty Easy - ModerateSeason All YearElevation Gain 1,600+ FtThe Dawn Mine Trail via Sunset Ridge is a 6-mile round trip hike to an abandoned gold mine near the city of Altadena, California. It’s a heavily trafficked, easy to moderate...

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Mount Lowe Hike: Wander to A Peak Above the Clouds

Mount Lowe Hike: Wander to A Peak Above the Clouds

Distance  3.2 MilesTime ~1.5 HrsDifficulty Easy - ModerateSeason All YearElevation Gain 295 FtDid you know you can view the valley from an altitude of 5,604 feet as well as amazing sunset views of Mount Wilson, Mount Baldy, and Los Angeles? Visit Mount Lowe peak for...

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Lewis Falls Trail: 50-Foot Breathtaking Waterfall

Lewis Falls Trail: 50-Foot Breathtaking Waterfall

Distance  1.1 MilesTime ~30 MinDifficulty ModerateSeason All YearElevation Gain 360 FtLewis Falls Trail via Soldier Creek is a 1.1-mile round trip hike featuring a 50-foot waterfall in the San Gabriel Mountains, near Azusa. It’s rated as a moderately difficult, out...

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We’re Monica and Phillip. Just like you, we share a passion for the outdoors and our beautiful state of California. After many years of exploring amazing and hidden places, we thought we’d share them with you! We hope this blog shows you tons of new CA adventures!

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