Most people don't think of LA as a hiking destination, but it's actually one of the best in the country. You can do guided hiking tours in Griffith Park, or a guided hiking trip in the mountains that surround the city, which tower over 11,000 feet. A private guided hiking tour in Los Angeles is the perfect way to do a hike. Just let your guide handle the harder aspects of the hike, and you can just enjoy all the beauty that the Los Angeles hike has to offer. I offer customized, private guiding hiking tours and trips to small groups in and around the Los Angeles area.
If you are looking to do a guided hiking tour in Los Angeles, we can customize a hike for you based on you schedule, fitness level, and interests. Here are some hiking trip ideas to get you started.
One of my more popular guided hikes, the Hollywood Sign hike can be done in a few hours and you get a nice workout on top of it. The hike is located in the middle of LA and is an easy one to do in a half day.
A fun hike that’s minutes from Pasadena, the Echo Mountain hike offers a big mountain experience without heading to the big mountains. There are 5 and 10 mile options, and you’ll get incredible views of Los Angeles at the summit.
Another popular hike is the tour to Mt Baldy, LA’s highest point at 10,069ft, is a challenging but very doable hike. The 11 mile hike is unforgettable, every group I bring up here says it’s one of their favorites. I recommend doing this hike as early as possible to avoid the crowds. We can also take alternate, less travelled routes if you want something different.
Cucamonga Peak, at 8,858ft, is one of the most scenic places to camp in LA. As the sun sets, you’ll be able to see the lights of LA sparkle beneath you, without dealing with the traffic or noise. A truly unique camping and overnight experience, it can also be done as a day hike.
This guided hiking tour is only for the fittest among you, although it can be split into a two-day backpacking trip. The hike climbs about 5,000 feet to Mt San Jacinto (10,833 feet), where you’ll be able to see the transition between the southern California fauna and the Sonoran desert. Mt San Jacinto has one of the best prominences in the country, and the views are spectacular. We’ll take a different route back down which offers even more spectacular scenery.