Coolest Hikes in Los Angeles

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Get outdoors and get the adrenaline pumping on these scenic city hikes.

Los Angeles isn’t known for being a hiking town—its beaches tend to steal the spotlight—but there are actually hundreds of miles of hiking trails ripe for exploration in the city’s foothills. These five offer a sampler of natural assets, from lush canyons to soothing water features to eye-popping views of the ocean and urban grid.

Coolest Hikes in Los Angeles

Get outdoors and get the adrenaline pumping on these scenic city hikes.

Los Angeles isn’t known for being a hiking town—its beaches tend to steal the spotlight—but there are actually hundreds of miles of hiking trails ripe for exploration in the city’s foothills. These five offer a sampler of natural assets, from lush canyons to soothing water features to eye-popping views of the ocean and urban grid.

Debra Behr / Alamy

Coolest Hikes in Los Angeles

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