Very lucky to call this neighborhood my home. (I often refer to it as “Better Portland” Plenty of cool and interesting people with lots to offer the world inhabit this hood...... Now business: I normally do a 10.5 mile hike through this neighborhood that gives you the full experience: (Average hike time 3.5 hours with lots of ups and downs)(Check the record if you want a guide!) - Trail hiking - Neighborhood trots - Hike that hits a lot of the hidden staircases - Elyria Canyon - Eldred Steps - Moon Canyon - Top of Mount Washington - Sea View All the wonders and smells...... Enjoy - Rik Rask

walking
11 days ago

Since 2001 I have walked this lake. It’s a nature led love letter to the original community Easy breezy to walk. Northwest corner is home to many tents and self made homes. There are plenty of street vendors with drinks, fresh fruit, bacon wrapped hot dogs and elote! Bring a blanket.

walking
14 days ago

A good walk if you like investigating haunted areas of town. Best time to go would be mid day or twilight, do not get caught in this park once the sun has set. The building (the McArthur) adjacent to the park on s Park View st has been in many films and tv so that’s cool. Also check out the spooky angels at the top of the building.

hiking
15 days ago

Overgrown of homeless, like the other guy said drugs and metal health issues. If u live around the area might be an ok walk rather than staying at home but definitely not worth visiting.

Nice dog friendly trail that is a combination of a bridal path and a river walk/bicycle trail. Would probably be a good jogging trail due to the sandy bottom.

hiking
no shade
over grown
18 days ago

Tons of homeless encampments along the river in the bushes. Use the buddy system. Plenty of parking.

hiking
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Cute little park in Korea Town. The land was originally owned by Spain. It’s an easy loop to walk and heavily shaded. I really like it because it’s a great place to come grab some sunshine and perhaps a picnic. Most people had on masks and we’re doing a fair job of socially distancing. One couple did not have their dog on a leash and really should have because it’s required and he was not obedient. I tired quickly of listening to them call his name.

bike touring
1 month ago

The faster you fly through it, the nicer it seems. Bonus points if you ride at the edge of the lake ;)

bike touring
blowdown
bridge out
off trail
scramble
1 month ago

Starting from Whilshire Coming from Korea Town (western) Towards Alvarado. You’ll find yourself a downhill entrance, goal is to blast down the steep hill with a Good bike and avoid going straight into the lake. You’ll be making a left curve turn at the end of the drop. You’ll then race down the edge of the lake and turn sharp left for a hidden tunnel! Any road after that is a Bonus route.

Garapito Canyon leg was spectacular - five stars. Second half was just average, dusty and no shade. Goes through a neighborhood in Topanga - kind of awkward. Yedvart canyon is nice but unremarkable.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

We elected to do this one clockwise, and the first 5 miles into the canyon were awesome. Amazing flowers, interesting rocks, great views and some shade. The second half was weird going thru a neighborhood of Topanga followed by a hot uphill hike with no shade.

walking
1 month ago

Love this little loop. It’s right down the street from me, a very convenient morning or midday break from the [home] office these days. Paved the entire way and a very gentle walk, and dog and kid friendly—my little nieces love this spot. There are benches and tables scattered throughout to sit and enjoy the lake, or have an afternoon picnic. A great place to soak in some greenery, with a stunning view of the DTLA cityscape skyline.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Park can seem dirty but safe and great views of downtown LA

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

nasty

Great urban hike. Staircase #3 is closed so we had to detour. If you want nature this probably isn’t the hike for you, but if you want to work out your butt, this is perfect!!

hiking
closed
1 month ago

My first time and it was lovely! Unfortunately the 3rd staircase is still closed so you just walk the road instead. Many gorgeous homes I hope to live in one day along the way! Also not many people. [UPDATE] 6/24: 5th staircase is now closed. Looks temporary (photo attached)

My favorite spot in the city. A true diamond in the rough. Extremely well kept, kid friendly, a perfect place for a picnic or meditation sesh.

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