Outdoors

The Best Hiking in Los Angeles  

analise.dubner
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List Rules Only hikes in the Los Angeles vicinity. Less than a 2 hour drive to trailhead.

Los Angeles has everything an outdoors enthusiast wants. Beach, islands, desert and mountains... all for you to explore. There are hundreds of trails up in the high desert, along the coast and in the Angeles Forest, these are just a few of them. Vote for your favorites and add the hikes you think are missing (with mileage if you can).
list ordered by
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Big Santa Anita Canyon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Big Santa Anita Canyon
The full loop: 9.8 miles
2
Mount Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
15.1 miles
3
Dawn Mine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Dawn Mine
4
Mount Lowe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mount Lowe
11.4 miles
5
MASH Set Hike is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
MASH Set Hike
6
Eaton Falls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Eaton Falls
7
Solstice Canyon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Solstice Canyon
8
Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail
9
Sturtevant Falls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Sturtevant Falls
10
Fish Canyon Falls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Fish Canyon Falls
11
El Prieto Canyon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
El Prieto Canyon
12
Echo Mountain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Echo Mountain
5.8 miles
13
Bridge to Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Bridge to Nowhere
10 miles
14
Inspiration Point is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
15
Icehouse Canyon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Icehouse Canyon
16
Devil's Backbone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Devil's Backbone
17
Mount Lee/Hollywood Sign is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mount Lee/Hollywood Sign
18
Zuma Canyon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Zuma Canyon
19
La Jolla Canyon Loop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
La Jolla Canyon Loop
11.75 miles
20
Fish Canyon Narrows is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Fish Canyon Narrows
21
Malibu Creek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Malibu Creek
Lots of variable trails in Malibu State Park
22
Mount Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mount Hollywood
23
La Jolla Canyon Falls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
La Jolla Canyon Falls
1.5 miles
24
Switzer Falls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Switzer Falls
25
San Gabriel Peak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
San Gabriel Peak
Mt. Disappointment: 4.5 miles, Mt Lowe Fire Rd: 3.7 miles