With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to grab your water bottle and hit the trail. Whether you want to hike for a few hours and enjoy a good view, or you want to camp out overnight, you’ll find some great places to go in southern California.
Let your inner movie lover come out and play with a hike up through the Hollywood Hills. This hike will bring you close to the Hollywood Sign and let you explore the old cave once used on the old Batman television show from the 60s.
Pine Ridge Trail
When heading into the Big Sky area, make sure that you check out the Pine Ridge Trail. From the start of the trail, you’re just 10 miles away from a local campground. You won’t want to miss the amazing views, and you can stay overnight in the campground.
Less than 20 minutes away from Pasadena is the beautiful Sturtevant Falls. The trail runs for nearly four miles up through the mountains, and once you reach the falls, you’ll want to jump in for a quick cool down. Most hikers complete the trail in a few hours.
Mt. Baldy offers two different hiking trails for nature lovers. Each trail covers eight miles, and the Ski Hut Trail winds its way up the mountain over some treacherous terrain. If you want a less intensive trip, stick to the marked trail.
Looking for hiking trails with ocean views that will take your breath away? The Escondido Falls trail lets you enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean on your hike. The trail starts on a popular road before turning into a long path that leads through the L.A. Mountains and later ending at Escondido Falls. You can take the trail the entire two miles or choose a shorter path and still have access to those great views.
Fast hikers can finish the Eaton Canyon hike in an hour or less, but beginners might take three hours or longer. The trail covers close to four miles and ends at one of the area’s most beautiful waterfalls.