I'm actually ashamed to admit that I've lived in Los Angeles for almost 9 years, and I've never been on hike in LA.
Don't get me wrong -- it's not that I don't do outdoorsy stuff here. I've been on hundreds of walks along the beach. Bike rides. Ski trips. You name it. Just no hikes.
The Mr. and I love to go hiking when we visit his parents in Oregon or mine in San Diego. So we figured it was high time to do a hike in LA.
Then I realized that I have to idea where people hike in LA. To me LA is one giant urban jungle, not exactly conclusive to nature hikes.
So I ordered copy of 101 Hikes in Southern California.
It's filled with great hikes all around LA and Southern California complete with descriptions and maps. And today we did our first one! We hiked Temescal Canyon in Pacific Palisades.
It was beautiful! It's just minutes from urban Santa Monica, but it feels like you're in the real wilderness. Birds chirping. Trees arched over the trails. A small waterfall. So peaceful.
The view from below...
Oh and did I mention the sweeping vistas from the top?
The view from above!
Looks like I can cross this one off of my Baby Bucket List. I've completed my first hike in LA, and it definitely won't be my last!
Do you hike in your home town? What kind of hikes do you like?
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