Hiking near Vernon, California

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Sturtevant Falls
Sturtevant Falls
Pasadena, California, United States (17.8 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.7 miles, 1-3 hours
A leisurely hike through an enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains leading to a fifty foot waterfall.

The trail from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls has been a popular hike for those wanting to escape the urban sprawl of Los Angeles since the early 1900's. This is an easy hike and perfect for anyone new to hiking but be aware that the last 0.6 mile return to the parking lot is all uphill. From the Santa Anita exit of the 210 Freeway it's a 5 mile...
Stargazing in Griffith Park and the Observatory
Stargazing in Griffith Park and the Observatory
Los Feliz, California, United States (8.7 miles away)
 
Easy: 20 miles, Full day
Plus the L.A. zoo, hiking and rides on historic trains, a carousel and ponies

As the largest municipal park with urban wilderness areas in the country, Griffith Park is easily a destination in itself. Much more than a city park, this urban parkland has numerous trails and historic attractions sprawled over 4,210 acres. Elevations range from 384 to 1,625 feet above sea level, and landscape changes from coastal sage brush to oak...
Griffith Park - Hollywood Sign Hike
Griffith Park - Hollywood Sign Hike
Los Angeles, California, United States (9.9 miles away)
 
Easy: 4.3 miles, 1-3 hours

A great easy to moderate hike if you are visiting or new in town with great views of the Hollywood sign. The total hike is a little over 4 miles and will take about 1-2 hours depending on your hiking speed, resting or taking in the beautiful views. At the top is a great 360 degree view behind the famous sign.
Eaton Canyon
Eaton Canyon
Altadena, California, United States (14.3 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A short trip into Eaton Canyon for an accessible waterfall. Great wildflowers in the spring, too!

This is a relatively easy less-than-four mile hike to a 40-foot waterfall. Its proximity to civilization and short distance make this a very popular trail for casual hikers, and it can get very crowded on the weekends and on hot summer days - but it's worth a visit even if you have to fight through crowds - especially when spring wildflowers carpet...
Whiting Woods Mtrwy
Whiting Woods Mtrwy
Glendale/Whiting Woods, California, United States (14.6 miles away)
 
Moderate: 5.2 miles, 1-3 hours
2.604 mile dirt road near Verdugo City / Montrose, California

Whiting Woods Motorway is 5.208 miles long round trip. It is fairly steep consequently there are fewer mountain bikes common at other hikes in the Verdugos. Starting at the end of Whiting Woods Road, passing through the locked gate you quickly start climbing, 2.604 miles to go. The road starts out steep, get used to it, this is going to be...
Orchard Camp via Mt Wilson Trail
Orchard Camp via Mt Wilson Trail
Sierra Madre, California, United States (15.5 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.9 miles, Half day
The first half of the trail to Mount Wilson, an old camp used by Mr Wilson himself.

The trail was originally built by Benjamin Davis Wilson, who was the grandfather of General George S. Patton around 1852. The trail followed an old Indian trail and as legend has it, was used by the Spaniards to hunt for Grizzly Bears. Ben Wilson wanted to find better wood on the mountain, but was unable to locate any so the trail reverted to...
El Dorado Park two mile nature trail
El Dorado Park two mile nature trail
Long Beach, California, United States (15.7 miles away)
Easy: 1.8 miles, 1 hour or less
El Dorado Park, Long Beach, California USA

These trails are hidden gems in the busy city of Long Beach. You would never know that you were not lost in hidden woods, rather then less then 1/2 mile from a busy freeway. The nature center itself is very good, featuring a little menagerie of local wildlife, and educational things for children. They sell items, and they occasionally have special...
Big Santa Anita Canyon Loop with Upper Trail
Big Santa Anita Canyon Loop with Upper Trail
Pasadena, California, United States (17.8 miles away)
 
Moderate: 10.0 miles, Half day
A beautiful multi-landscape trail with many waterfalls and trees. Offers a challenging and well-maintained trail.

Big Santa Anita Canyon offers something for everybody. If you are traveling with young children, the short hike from Chantry Flat to Sturtevant Falls is rewarding and great for an easy morning or afternoon hike. However, if you're interested in something more substantial, you can follow the Big Santa Anita Loop trail. The scenery along the trails...
Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats
Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats
Pasadena, California, United States (17.8 miles away)
 
Difficult: 12.6 miles, Full day
A strenuous day hike through a beautiful section of the San Gabriel mountains with a 50 ft. waterfall.

Standing prominently above Pasadena, Mount Wilson is a Southern California landmark. The 5,710 foot summit is home for an observatory responsible for the most detailed photos of Mars as well a vast array of antennae for local LA radio and television stations. While the summit is steeped in astronomical wonder and tremendous views of Los Angeles, the...
Chantry Flats Loop (Mt Zion, Sturtevant Camp, Falls)
Chantry Flats Loop (Mt Zion, Sturtevant Camp, Falls)
Sierra Madre, California, United States (17.8 miles away)
 
Difficult: 8.8 miles, Half day
8.8 mile trail in Sierra Madre, California

www.hikewithvickster.webs.com - Overview: Started the day at about 7am and began the trail opposite of the crowds toward the Spruce Grove and Sturtevant Campground. By 8am, the sun was in full force and the heat was already bearing down, less than 2 miles into the hike. I had checked, at the end of the hike around 1pm and nearby Pasadena was 103 degrees....
Monrovia Canyon Park
Monrovia Canyon Park
Monrovia, California, United States (18.0 miles away)
 
Easy: 5.8 miles, 1-3 hours
Surprises at every turn

We took a forked trip to hike the two canyons. One was short, almost too short but in retrospect a way to start experiencing the alive canyons with the spider webs hanging from branches to rocks and filtering the sunlight. Or the pleasant surprised of seeing a small rattle snake on the concrete walkway out of the forest. The early morning hike gave...
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Hollywood Steps Circuit
by dogdocla on May 25, 2009
Hollywood, California, United States
Hiking | 1.8 miles (9.5 miles away)
There are six sets of granite steps in Beachwood Canyon, below the Hollywood Sign. These historic landmarks were built in the 1920's when Hollywoodland was created, and they link high streets and low streets in the hills. This trail links them all together for a good cardio workout that takes about an hour. Go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat!
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Echo Mountain
by modernhiker on Sep 30, 2007
Altadena, California, United States
Hiking | 10.2 miles (15.0 miles away)
A hike to the ruins of a turn of the century mountain resort hotel. Lots of history, great scenery, and plenty of chances to strike out on side trails. Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Sturtevant Falls
by Leighton on Dec 30, 2009
Sierra Madre, California, United States
Hiking | 3.7 miles (17.8 miles away)
This is a leisurely, easy hike through a truly enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains that leads to a fifty foot waterfall. From the trailhead at Chantry Flat you descend a paved service road into Big Santa Anita Canyon to a well maintained trail that skirts alongside the main stream. Along the way you pass private cabins that have been there for years and a strange system of concrete check dams...
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Runyon Canyon
by modernhiker on Aug 12, 2007
West Hollywood, California, United States
Hiking | 2.9 miles (9.8 miles away)
A close and convenient mini-hike in the heart of Los Angeles. Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Runyon canyon hike
by drnantu on Mar 11, 2012
Los Angeles, California, United States
Hiking | 2.8 miles (9.7 miles away)
I went to this famous trail with two other friends. I was told that there might be celebrity sightings. Well, we did see quite a few good looking men and women, but no famous faces. The trail starts very gentle grade. Then, we could see the Hollywood sigh and the downtown high-rises. The view is magnificent, far stretching to the sea. The last quarter mile, we came down to the mountain. The...
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Mount Lowe Hike - Altadena CA
by evergiron on Mar 07, 2010
Altadena, California, United States
Hiking | 12.7 miles (15.0 miles away)
Today I hiked Mount Lowe in Altadena California for the first time. The organizer of the hike as always was Richard Orozco, also came Eduardo Ruiz and Ronny Muñoz. This is our second big preparation Hike before we do Mount Whitney California in August. The weather seemed unpredictable at first, the forecast said 50% chance of showers. We got some rain at the beginning of the trail, the sun came out after...
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Hike from Lake Hollywood to Cahuenga Peak
by wakerider on Jan 25, 2009
Universal City, California, United States
Hiking | 2.9 miles (10.8 miles away)
This is a trail that goes the long way around to Cahuenga Peak. I took some pictures along the way to show the nice views.Cahuenga Peak needs to be saved from developers. The City has until April 30, 2010 to raise $12.5 million to buy the peak and make it part of Griffith Park.  Here is a link to a site with more information about saving the peak.  http://www.savehollywoodland.org
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Dawn Mine
by Joren on Aug 12, 2008
Altadena, California, United States
Hiking | 5.7 miles (15.3 miles away)
This is one of my favorite close to LA hikes.  I got the idea from localhikes.com and THIS person's everytrail trip.  I would say this hike is a blue square in difficulty.  1500 ft assent in 2.75 straight miles, eroded single track trails, major bouldering, poison oak everywhere, and the temptation to explore a dangerous cave all add to the difficulty.  The trail starts on Ridge Fire Road, where it can get hot with the asphalt reflecting the...
Griffith park 4/29/09
by higginsrob on May 28, 2009
Hiking | 4.1 miles (9.7 miles away)
This is a great trail off the normal path.  You should probably be somewhat athletic, and wear pants if you don\'t like plants and things touching your legs. Point of interest: On the path I met a mountain biker that said he just saw a mountain lion!  Maybe I'm not the brightest crayon in the box, but I went looking for it.  Unfortunately I didn't get to see the big cat.