The Best LA Hikes

Hiking isn’t what comes to mind when you think of LA, but there are actually some pretty awesome LA hikes. You have city trails and parks like Runyon Canyon nestled in the middle of Hollywood. There’s also the iconic hike to the Hollywood Sign.  There are also some big mountain hikes within an hour of downtown LA.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Hike the Pumpkin Rock Trail1.2EasyNorco370Y
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Hike2.3ModerateLos Angeles330N
Kenneth Hahn Park Hike2.4EasyLos Angeles305Y
Runyon Canyon Hike Directions3.5ModerateLos Angeles900Y
Big Horn Mine Trail Hike4EasyValyermo840Y
Lake Arrowhead Pinnacles Trail Hike4ModerateHesperia1000Y
Switzer Falls Hike4ModerateAltadena690Y
Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail Hike5.2EasyIdyllwild740Y
Echo Mountain Hike on the Sam Merrill Trail5.4HardAltadena1730Y
Deep Creek Hot Springs Hike5.6ModerateLake Arrowhead1500Y
The Easy Hollywood Sign Hike6ModerateLos Angeles1100Y
Strawberry Peak Hike7.2ModerateAzusa1720Y
Devil’s Chair Hike (Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area)7.5ModeratePearblossom1850Y
Mount Baden-Powell Hike8.3HardVincent Gap2800Y
Tahquitz Peak via Devil’s Slide Trail Hike8.5HardIdyllwild2350Y
Hike Mt Lukens From Deukmejian Wilderness Park10HardLa Crescenta2800Y
Bridge to Nowhere Hike10.5ModerateLa Verne1870Y
Marshall Canyon Trail10.5ModerateLa Verne1310Y
Mt Baldy Hike11HardMt Baldy3990Y
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Hike To Mt San Jacinto11HardPalm Springs2620N
Hike Mt Waterman & Twin Peaks11.5HardPearblossom3700Y
Cucamonga Peak Hike12HardMt Baldy4200Y
Hike Mt Baldy on the Bear Canyon Trail13Very HardMt Baldy5650Y
Mt Wilson Hike From Chantry Flat14.5HardSierra Madre4600Y
Mt Wilson Trail Hike14.5HardSierra Madre5640N
Hike Ontario Peak and Bighorn Peak14.7HardMt Baldy4240Y
Hiking on Catalina Island to Parsons Landing Campsite15.2EasyAvalon1320N
San Bernardino Peak Hike16HardAngelus Oaks4670Y
Hike the Three T’s Trail16HardMt Baldy5110Y
Hike San Bernardino East Peak From Forsee Creek Trail18HardAngelus Oaks4600Y
San Gorgonio Hike18.5Very HardForest Falls5470Y
Hike Mount San Jacinto From Idyllwild19.5HardIdyllwild5480N
Cactus to Clouds Hike21Very HardPalm Springs10800N
Gabrielino Trail (NRT) Guide28.8HardArcadia6500Y

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Switzer Falls Hike

Switzer Falls Hike

4 miles - Moderate

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Strawberry Peak Hike

Strawberry Peak Hike

7.2 miles - Moderate

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Marshall Canyon Trail

Marshall Canyon Trail

10.5 miles - Moderate

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Bridge To Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere Hike

10.5 miles - Moderate

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cactus to clouds hike

Cactus to Clouds Hike

21 miles - Very Hard

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hike san gogonio views

San Gorgonio Hike

18.5 miles - Very Hard

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mt baldy hike

Mt Baldy Hike

11 miles - Hard

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