Ruins

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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Paramount Ranch: Old Western Movie Set in LA

Paramount Ranch: Old Western Movie Set in LA

Miles 2.1Season All YearBathrooms No Hours of Visitation 8 AM - 8 PM Dogs Allowed Yes (Leashed)Cost FreeOne of the most LA things you can do is visit an old movie set. Paramount Ranch is definitely one you'll want to visit. Tons of classic and popular movies and TV...

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1940s Car Wreck Trail Hike in Laguna Beach

1940s Car Wreck Trail Hike in Laguna Beach

Distance 3.4 Miles Time ~2.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateElevation Gain 836 FtSeason All YearBathrooms Yes (Parking Lot)Looking for an interesting and cool hike to beat the heat this summer? Car Wreck Trail in Laguna Beach's deep canyons is one that I think you'll enjoy....

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Topanga Overlook Trail: Epic Sunset Views on Ledge

Topanga Overlook Trail: Epic Sunset Views on Ledge

Distance 2.2 Miles Time 1.5 Hrs Difficulty Easy Elevation Gain 160 Ft Season All Year Bathrooms No Summer 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...

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Murphy Ranch Trail: Hike to An Abandoned Nazi Utopia

Murphy Ranch Trail: Hike to An Abandoned Nazi Utopia

2.6 Miles Total (There & Back)NoModerate≈ 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. Yup, it's pretty crazy! Murphy Ranch is a 2.6-mile hike...

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Big Horn Mine Trail: Abandoned Mine and Vincent’s Cabin

Big Horn Mine Trail: Abandoned Mine and Vincent’s Cabin

Distance 4 Miles Time ~2.5 - 3 HrsDifficulty EasyElevation Gain 587 FtSeason All YearBathrooms Yes (Located at Parking Lot) There’s no denying that Southern California was once a hub for hundreds of successful and futile mines. Many have been closed off or completely...

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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 Miles Time ~3 HrsDifficulty EasyElevation Gain 1,600+ FtSeason All YearBathrooms Yes (Millard Campground) The Dawn Mine is one of the most popular mines near the city of Altadena and Pasadena. By shining a flashlight inside, you can get an interesting peek...

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Shoemaker Canyon Road: LA’s Nuclear Escape Tunnels

Shoemaker Canyon Road: LA’s Nuclear Escape Tunnels

Distance 5 Miles Time 3 HrsDifficulty Easy - ModerateHighest Elevation 1,404 FtBest Seasons Fall, Winter, SpringBathrooms Yes Did 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...

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Hiking to the Abandoned Norco Powerhouse [DEMOLISHED]

Hiking to the Abandoned Norco Powerhouse [DEMOLISHED]

Distance 2.3 Miles Time ~25 MinDifficulty EasyElevation Gain 98 FtSeason All YearBathrooms No The Norco Powerhouse is an easy 0.9-mile trail located at 1111 Pedley Substation Rd Norco, California. This old abandoned hydroelectric powerhouse is located between a plant...

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