While Los Angeles might be primarily known for its impressive urban architecture, its culture, and its modern approach to life, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t natural beauty to be seen in the region.
The Los Angeles region spans a number of different microclimates, has some fascinating geology, and is home to fantastic year-long weather. This is more than enough reason to get out and enjoy the splendor.
There are a number of beautiful hiking tours that you can find close to West L.A. If you’re looking for a chance to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and to see some beautiful scenery, check out one of these beautiful hiking tours.
The Mount Baldy Loop
While you’re on the way up, Mount Baldy may not seem like the most beautiful trail. However, once you’ve reached the summit, you’ll be rewarded with the best view that you can find in Los Angeles.
This 11.3-mile trail leads you all the way to the highest summit in Los Angeles, where you’ll be able to view the entire city and the surrounding lands. Be sure to bring a camera!
La Jolla Canyon Loop
The La Jolla Canyon Loop is a fantastic coastal hike that will take you a couple of hours to complete. The 11.75-mile trail goes through the Point Mugu State Park, where you’ll be able to spot beautiful views of the coastline and the surrounding mountains.
Paradise Falls can be found hidden in Wildwood Park, which is found in Thousand Oaks. It’s not too strenuous of a hike, and who can complain about being able to see a waterfall within the city limits?
Malibu Creek State Park Trails
Malibu Creek State Park is absolutely beautiful – as evidenced by the fact that filmmakers found it the best place to film scenes from popular shows like M*A*S*H* and South Pacific.
The area was fairly recently damaged by the Woosley fire, so it’s extra important to make sure that you stay on designated trails. This will allow wildlife to grow back.
Kenneth Hahn Community Loop Trail
This trail leads up to one of the biggest open areas in all of Los Angeles, where you’ll find a variety of scenic offerings. At the Kenneth Hahn Park, you’ll find dense woodlands, sprawling meadows, and fantastic views of the surrounding areas. Don’t let the oil rigs near the entrance to the park fool you – this truly is one of the most beautiful spots to hike in Los Angeles.
Cahuenga Peak (and the Wisdom Tree)
Lovers of nature, quiet hikes, and solitude will all likely find Cahuenga Peak to be the best way to hike up to the Hollywood sign. It’s the path that travels through the most nature, and it also takes hikers past the beloved Wisdom Tree – the only tree to survive a fire that did some destruction in early 2007.
If you’re feeling like taking an easier route back down, this path also joints up with the much-more-frequented touristed paved road that leads back towards town.