Explore the most popular birding trails near Whittier with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Murphy Ranch Trail

nature trips
7 days ago

Perfect hike for family’s, we sometimes drive up and walk for early morning exercise, or ride our bikes as a fun summer activity. Perfect for kids of all ages

Was very pleasant. But if you push it you can get a real burn

21 days ago

A quick little weekday warm up for the trials that are up and coming for me, if you loop it twice it’s a decent work out!

22 days ago

I really got my workout on this hike!!

27 days ago

I went this weekend to try two spots in Whittier. This one had absolutely NO parking and all streets around are permit only. I will spend my time and breakfast dollars in a city that wants me there. Second spot was a bust as well!

1 month ago

This was a beautiful trail. It was great for a family hike. My five-year-old son blazed through it with no problem. My three-year-old daughter had a little bit of difficulty, but was still able to do it on her own. It is a little bit on the short side, but if you want to make it a little more challenging, do the trail counterclockwise like it is recommended here. The parking lot isn't very big, but we went on an overcast Sunday morning and there was plenty of places to park. There are several picnic tables by the parking lot, in case you want to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy after your hike.

Parking is horrible!!! I went there two weeks ago and then just yesterday, I’ve seen they posted more “permit parking only” signs! And no parking inside because they’re so many people! Needless to say the hiking is great, no shades at all!

Found parking up front but lots of parking on a Monday near the school. Incline was something we both enjoyed as it was not something that lasted extremely long. There’s a part of this hike that is after you come downhill all the way, there’s a beautiful stretch of trees and foliage that made us both fall in love with the hike even more. There’s also quite a bit of shade that made the hike more enjoyable in comparison to Hellman’s Park (in close prox to this trail) that has almost no shade at all. Would come again because of the experience we had—there were also a lot of options for trails which was nice as well. Next time will try the Coyote Trail.

trail running
1 month ago

awesome short trail...get a good cardio workout running the trail. kids love it there also. might run into coyotes but fun to see the wildlife.

This trail definitely gives you a workout. Very pretty in the spring. Be sure to keep an eye on the signs because it’s very easy to get lost & end up on another trail (speaking from experience). I recommend going in a group as this trail can be a little sketchy.

different roads, same target... where family can enjoy nature and keep fit

good walk with the kids

I liked the fact that there were trees everywhere and it wasn’t to busy

Good short hike up hill, interesting view of downtown LA, you are gonna need plenty of sunblock and water, no shade at all.

Too many people very trashy ☠️

Got a $75 ticket for leaving after hours (6:05pm). Sun wasn’t even down, super strict. It used to be a really chill spot to hike. No bathrooms.

Get beginners route!

2 months ago

Good hike for beginners and kiddos!

Parking is horrible! Everything is permit only! Such a bummer...

beautiful trail, short and sweet. Good quick workout.

Steep. Steep. Steep. Did I say steep. I hike often but this one goes up in a zig zag a lot. I was almost half way up when I had to turn around and go back. There was very little shade. Be careful with all the dog poop.

Great hike about 4miles, but rules have changed. Parking is limited and so are the hours for hiking. 9am-5pm
Parking permit only on surrounding streets.
No restrooms

One of my favorite hikes when I’m in LA.

Started out as what I call workout hike with wide paths but then turned into nice nature smaller trail which was very enjoyable, especially after the recent rains.

My fav trail
My kids love it and it’s so peaceful and beautiful
We take a lot of our family photos here

Nice trail
Not a lot of parking
And the coyote trail was too tough for my kids
But over all the trails seemed clean and the views are wonderful

4 months ago

Loved this place, took my 3 year old grandson and he loved it too. He's used to hiking so did great, but can get steep for a typical child.

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