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Short Hikes to Iconic LA Views

You don’t have to climb to epic heights or hike great lengths to get stellar panoramas of iconic Los Angeles. From the famous skyline to the world’s most popular sign, here are some shorter hikes to vista points that surprise with their huge—and hugely impressive—views…

Week 01.16.2020
Regions Southern CA

Glow Up

Hike to Beacon Hill in Griffith Park Los Angeles

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Tucked in the southeast corner of Griffith Park, Beacon Hill is an example of how you don’t have to travel far or aim high to reach one of the best panoramas of LA’s skyline
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Hollywood Ending

Hike to a Lookout Near the Hollywood Sign

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See the Hollywood Sign up close on a 3-mile round-trip hike up Aileen B. Getty Ridge Trail.
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North Lake Tahoe's 18 Winter Wows

18 Winter Wows in North Lake Tahoe

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See North Lake Tahoe's 18 Winter Wows
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Dog Heaven

Dog-Friendly Hiking in Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Will Rogers once said, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” So it’s fitting that Will’s 186-acre Pacific Palisades ranch, preserved as Will Rogers State Historic Park, is heaven on earth for dogs, not to mention people and horses. In…
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