Explore the most popular road biking 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.

trail running
5 days ago

Best to go first thing in the morning. This place gets crowded in the middle of the day but an easy trail.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Started off at noon. Neat park that was gifted to the state of California by Betty, the wife of three great humorist and cowboy philosopher Will Rogers. If you don't know who Will Rogers is, he is worth looking up and learning about. The park cost $12, and has a small parking lot. Will Rogers house open for tours on the hour. Really though, the best feature of the park is the Inspiration Point Trail, a roughly 2.5 mile loop. The views are amazing. From Inspiration Point there are sweeping views of Los Angeles to Santa Monica, and the beach communities all the way down to Palos Verses. Trails are well maintained, and the park was moderately busy. Also, lots of equestrian activity including a polo field.

trail running
10 days ago

trail running
11 days ago

I love running here, as it's one of the longer and more scenic loops in the LA area. Most of it is on paved road but there is a .6 mile segment on dirt. Not a lot of traffic at all in the early morning, just some other fellow runners, elderly groups walking, and a few parents with baby carriages. There are some chill deer and I saw a coyote recently, but it ran away quickly once it saw me. Overall, definitely safe for a solo person, which is important to me. There are 2 sets of portable toilets, plus a water fountain.
Note that reception is extremely poor in this area. I usually drop out of service halfway through the loop.

hiking
13 days ago

Good workout with good views

trail running
13 days ago

I followed this map, which I shouldn’t have. Going up was awesome. Great viewpoint of Griffith Observatory, the city, and the Hollywood sign (pretty far to see).

But on the way back down according to the map, there’s a section which is a shortcut from one hill to the next one down. Instead of walking around to get here, I followed the map which led me offtrail to this scary, steep, dirt path. It was all dirt and gravel and I was hiking by myself. I was pretty scared because if I fell and hit my head, no one would know. It’s really hidden. Anyway, I knew it was offtrail because if you look at it on the map, theres no dotted lines or roads. I followed it anyway, since I was already lost, and it led to the electrical tower which I used the ladder to get down to the main trail. This was such a bad experience, do not take shortcuts!! Stay on the trail. I wish this app would change that section! It’s really dangerous.

Another thing that sucks is that this place is so big with many forks. I was pretty confused on where to go. I’m glad I had the map for that, since it tracks location.

Also, since I got lost, my recording shows me going back and forth so my total distance was 6.9 miles instead of 5.1...

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Wonderful lake, good walk, beautiful birds

Love this trail