While Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, many forget is that it is surrounded by a myriad of gorgeous beaches, deserts, and mountains. Being the nature lovers and adventure seekers we are, we love taking full advantage of all the beautiful hikes our city has to offer. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite local hikes to share with you and the rest of our Humbly Hemp community.
So pack plenty of water, stock up on your Humbly Hemp bars, and we’ll see you on the trail.
Famous among Southern California hikers for its majestic beauty and its trek to the summit, Mount Baldy is an excellent hiking destination for those slightly more advanced hikers. Just a couple of hours outside of Los Angeles, and towering over the San Gabriel Mountains, some of the most impressive panoramic views can be found here. With a plethora of hikes to pick from, you can be sure to choose your own adventure!
OFFICIAL SITE: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/angeles/recarea/?recid=41942
If you’re into scenic and shady hikes, and well, who isn’t? Solstice Canyon is for you. A beautiful and refreshing main trail right off the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu offers some slightly less-traveled off-shoots along the way that will lead you to a bountiful waterfall. Though you can expect weekend crowds, the upside is that meeting other hikers can always be a treat!
The best part? You can cool off post-hike at one of the nearby beautiful state beaches on the other side of PCH.
OFFICIAL SITE: https://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/solsticecanyon.htm
TWIN PEAKS TRAIL
Got a little extra time on your hands? Then why not make a day of it and head to the San Gabriel Mountains and take a hike up to Twin Peaks? The trail to this magnificent double-crested mountain is almost 12 miles long round-trip and worth every step. Culminating at its 7,761-foot summit are views of nearby mountain ranges that you simply can’t miss. Be prepared for a real workout, and be prepared to be blown away!
OFFICIAL SITE: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/angeles/recarea/?recid=42200
Who says hiking has to be a chore? Sometimes you just want to soak up the sounds of nature, smell the Spring flowers, and take in a stream or two. And if that’s the vibe you’re feeling, step up to the smooth and simple 4-mile hike that is Eaton Canyon. It’s super accessible from the City, easy to find, and has some super fun stream crossing options for those with a little skip in their step. Happy Ending? Yes, indeed. This leisurely hike also ends in a beautiful and impressive waterfall.
OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.ecnca.org
Any local hikes that you think we missed? Comment below and share it with us. We're always ready for a new adventure.