hiking The Best Hiking in Los Angeles  

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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).
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Dawn Mine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Dawn Mine

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20 5
Big Santa Anita Canyon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Big Santa Anita Canyon The full loop: 9.8 miles

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18 4
Mount Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mount Wilson 15.1 miles

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17 4
Mount Lowe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mount Lowe 11.4 miles

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15 3
MASH Set Hike is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
MASH Set Hike

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12 2
Eaton Falls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Eaton Falls

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12 2
Solstice Canyon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Solstice Canyon

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13 3
Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail

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13 3
Sturtevant Falls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Sturtevant Falls

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14 4
El Prieto Canyon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
El Prieto Canyon

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14 4
Fish Canyon Falls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Fish Canyon Falls

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15 5
Echo Mountain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Echo Mountain 5.8 miles

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16 6
Bridge to Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Bridge to Nowhere 10 miles

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16 6
Inspiration Point is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles

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12 3
Icehouse Canyon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Icehouse Canyon

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9 1
Devil's Backbone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Devil's Backbone

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8 1
Zuma Canyon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Zuma Canyon

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9 2
La Jolla Canyon Loop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
La Jolla Canyon Loop 11.75 miles

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10 3
Fish Canyon Narrows is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Fish Canyon Narrows

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11 4
Malibu Creek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Malibu Creek Lots of variable trails in Malibu State Park

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7 1
Mount Lee/Hollywood Sign is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mount Lee/Hollywood Sign

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9 3
La Jolla Canyon Falls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
La Jolla Canyon Falls 1.5 miles

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11 6
San Gabriel Peak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
San Gabriel Peak Mt. Disappointment: 4.5 miles, Mt Lowe Fire Rd: 3.7 miles

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8 3
Escondido Falls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Escondido Falls

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10 5
Sunset Trail is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Sunset Trail

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7 2
Mount Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mount Hollywood

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10 5
Switzer Falls is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Switzer Falls

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9 4
Rubio Canyon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Rubio Canyon

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11 6
Ontario Peak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Ontario Peak 11 miles

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8 4
Tri Peaks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles

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8 4
Sandstone Peak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Sandstone Peak 6.25 miles

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6 2
Los Pinetos Waterfall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Los Pinetos Waterfall

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6 2
Angel Vista is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Angel Vista

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7 4
Brush Canyon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles

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6 3
Lake Vista Trail is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Lake Vista Trail

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5 2
Lizard Rock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Lizard Rock

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3 0
Mount Baldy, California is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mount Baldy, California 11.3 miles

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6 4
Calabasas Peak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Calabasas Peak

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4 2
Bronson Cave is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Bronson Cave

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2 0
Brown Mountain Road is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Brown Mountain Road

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7 6
Charmlee Wilderness is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Charmlee Wilderness

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7 6
Mugu Peak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mugu Peak

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4 3
Rocky Peak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles

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4 3
Bear Canyon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Bear Canyon

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4 3
Paramount ranch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Paramount ranch .25 - 4 miles

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4 3
Beacon Hill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Beacon Hill

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3 2
Smith Mountain is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Smith Mountain 7 miles

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2 1
Paradise Falls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Paradise Falls 2.5 miles

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2 1
Mount Waterman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Mount Waterman 5.5 miles

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2 1
Upper Winter Creek is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hiking in Los Angeles
Upper Winter Creek