Tag: Hiking

Wildflowers and Paintbrush

I was surprised to see so many hikers near the trailhead because it looked like it would rain at any moment. Winter Hike #7: Palos Verdes, CA (Palos Verdes Nature Reserve) I am not a fan of hiking in the rain. Well, to be correct, I am not a fan of mud. I hoped it doesn’t

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Popular Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail

Do you like switchbacks? This one is for you! Winter Hike #5:  Altadena, CA It was such a clear day! I’ve hiked this many times before but never seen downtown LA from here until then. I was hiking with my friends and their dog. I was happy for them that they can experience Echo Mountain

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Griffith Park – Mt Hollywood

This one is a must when you visit Los Angeles! You get great views of downtown LA and the Hollywood sign from multiple locations during the hike. You will hike by Griffith Observatory so you can take a break and visit Griffith Observatory if you have time. I especially like this one because it ends with (optional)

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Winter Hike Begins in LA

There are several dog-friendly trails in Whittier but Whittier is too hot during summer for Xena (for me too!) so the trails in the area have been on my Winter Hike wishlist for a while. The trailhead of Hellman Wilderness Park should’ve been easy to find if Alltrails.com had the right location pinned but instead

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