Enjoyable Hikes in Southern California

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Where are some good hikes in Southern California?

Enjoyable Hikes in Southern California

There are so many hikes in Southern California, it's hard to decide which one to try first! Here are some favorites.

  • The San Gorgonio Mountain Wilderness in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles is a world away from the bright lights of Hollywood. You can day hike here, on easy trails, or go backpacking for days at a time, it's up to you.
  • San Jacinto Peak outside Palm Springs. Well really, San Jacinto is "up" from Palm Springs. You take the tram ride to the top of the mountain and hike to your heart's content. It can be cold up on the mountain even when it's hot down below, so bring extra clothing!
  • Santa Anita Canyon Loop. If you visit Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, take some time to explore Santa Anita Canyon nearby. You'll find a variety of easy to strenuous hikes here, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles.
  • Santa Monica Mountains. The hikes in this recreation area literally look down on Hollywood and Los Angeles. Who says you can't hike in L.A.?
You'll never run out of hikes in Southern California when you visit!



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