Date with the Outdoors!

Go out this summer and do any activity we’ve ever written about in Weekend Sherpa (seriously, there’s 10 years’ worth of outdoor activities!) and earn yourself some excellent gifts, including a Weekend Sherpa t-shirt and travel wine glasses from our “partner in wine,” Line 39. Here are few ideas to get you going!

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1) Inspiration Point

With a name like Inspiration Point, expectations are high … and high you’ll go, as in above the clouds on this beautiful 10-mile (round-trip) hike located 2 miles north of popular Echo Mountain. While the Sam Merrill Trail to Echo…

2) Castles in the Air

This staircase hike takes you on a journey into classic old Hollywood charm and reveals gorgeous views, but you have to work for it! Your fantasy-world journey begins on Beachwood Drive among iconic storybook houses. An extremely steep and seemingly…

3) Point Dume Bloom!

The giant coreopsis is the showiest wildflower in Southern California, and it’s strutting its stuff right now along the sandy trails of Point Dume Natural Preserve in Malibu. On a 2-mile loop hike, you can not only walk through fields…

4) Wine up for the Weekends!

In California we’re pretty lucky; we’re home to the great outdoors and amazing wines—and Line 39 celebrates both! The 39th parallel runs right through the heart of California wine country and is the inspiration for Line 39. They got their…

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5) Black Star Canyon

A hike to the roaring Black Star Canyon Falls in the heart of the Santa Ana Mountains is not for the faint of heart nor the weak of ankle. This waterfall in the Santa Ana River is flowing stronger than…

6) Plateau Ho!

In the heart of the Inland Empire is a portal to California’s past, where colossal Englemann oaks spread their gnarled branches, and rare native grasses still flourish on verdant hillsides. A hike through the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve near…

7) Griffith’s Glow

Griffith J. Griffith believed that people gained an enlightened perspective on life when looking at the skies. So true! Especially when you gaze upon a glorious LA sunset from Griffith Observatory, that generous star buff’s gift to the city he…

8) Garden of the Gods

When a film location is known as “the most shot-up location in movie history” you know you’re in for an adventure. A 1-mile out-and-back trail in 23-acre Garden of the Gods threads through sandstone boulders that were natural icons of…

9) La La Ranch

Dance through your very own La La Land at Orcutt Ranch in West Hills, one of this Oscar favorite’s many sumptuous settings. The ranch’s historic adobe played the role of Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian’s (Ryan Gosling) dream house in…

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