With land that spans a coastline, mountain ranges, and numerous hills, it’s no wonder that Los Angeles is home to so many noteworthy hiking trails. Residents and visitors alike love to take advantage of the LA landscape and wonderful weather, hitting the trails year round. For those who have yet to explore what the city has to offer, or for anyone wanting some new outdoor inspiration, here’s a list of our top hikes in LA.
In creating this list we wanted to capture a range of hiking difficulties, a variety of scenery and exploration, and various vibes that reflect Los Angeles’ natural beauty. From hiking the Murphy Ranch Trail to a dilapidated Nazi compound to wandering the West Loop of Elysian Park, get ready for a quintessentially Los Angeles outdoor expedition.
And if you’re looking to explore more than just hikes in Los Angeles, click the Daymaker button next to any item on the list below to use it as a starting point to create your own Hollywood adventure.