Explore the best trails near Los Angeles with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.




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trail locations for Los Angeles, California

Moderate hike. Beautiful view once you get to the Wisdom Tree.

Best place to run, jog, walk., nice views and shady ., highly recommended

A pleasant but crowded urban walk. A good option if you want to get your miles in but don't have time to hit the Santa Monica or San Gabriel mountains.

5 days ago

i pretty much do this hike once a season just for kicks! great accessible hike with awesome views. wide paths at points make it bearable since its busy all the time. funny hollywood people do this hike, but the dog watching is the best!

I had never been on this trail and it was pretty cool. It offers a different perspective of the city- views of the 5, the LA River and beyond that are interesting! Depending on which way you go, you could get a pretty intense uphill workout. Parts of the trail are really beautiful. It's pretty easy. The only part I didn't like was having to walk along the road for part of it- especially since I had my baby and my dog. It didn't feel very safe with the cars driving by!

Beautiful views but parking hard to find.

on Hollyridge Trail

11 days ago

Breathtaking view of the city!

so beautiful....
fun for the kids.

This parking area is for the merry go round which is also known where Walt Disney use to bring his daughters and came up with the idea of Disneyland. The park bench he used is now at Disneyland. The trail takes you close to the old zoo which closed in the 60s but you can still see parts of cages and paths. You also past mt. Glendale mt Hollywood and get a pretty good view of cities on either side. Some parts of the trail are narrow. Come on the weekends expect to cross paths with quite a few people. But it's a hike that shows you quite a bit of the park.

Great paths leading to amazing views of the coast and city. Parking varies, $12 flat fee on weekends and holidays, some street parking as well.

Its awesome! The only downside to this park is the parking. You have to park on the street and walk up to it. But if your hiking its all part of the experience. A must do in the Hollywood area.

15 days ago

Pretty crowded but nice views for right in LA.

15 days ago

Overly busy. If you don't mind crowds and it's a clear day there are nice views, but there are quieter trails with just as nice of views