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    Echo-friendly

    There’s always something new going on in Echo Park, but there’s also a way to enjoy some good old-fashioned fun. Strap on a life jacket and find a co-pilot for an afternoon of pedal boating on Echo Park Lake. It’s easy to make a couple of laps in a short amount of time, but what…

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    Two-che LA

    The hottest thing on two wheels isn’t a fancy new road bike: The hottest thing on two wheels is you—on a Segway. Surprise! Another Side of Los Angeles Tours isn’t just an out-of-towners’ thing; it’s actually a popular urban Segway tour for locals too. Instead of hitting up the…

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    Tour de Force

    Ready for a new spin on your next Griffith Park adventure? Explore it on a Surrey—the quirkiest four-wheel vehicle that’s powered by … you! Taking the helm, you’ll feel like you’ve boarded a private carriage, sans the horse. Nudge your pedal partner—it’s time to roll. Working…

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    Norm's Place

    Some bike routes simply pave the way to terrific views and fluffy omelets. Ride in point: the easy 7-mile circuit around Bonelli Regional Park’s 250-acre Puddingstone Reservoir and adjacent Brackett Airfield. It’s an interesting place to explore both water and air—using two-wheel…

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    Rollin' in the DEEP

    A bike ride with birds, burgers, brews, and views: Eureka! Urban’s gone green in the city of Hawthorne thanks to the Dominguez Enhancement and Engagement Project (D.E.E.P). It includes the newly paved Laguna Dominguez Bike Trail, a 2.8-mile stretch tracing the Dominguez Channel…

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    Recess!

    Remember hanging upside down from the monkey bars? Indulge a blast from the past at a grown-up’s version of a jungle gym followed by lunch at a retro-themed airport diner. Santa Monica’s Clover Park is the place to break a sweat before breaking for lunch. It’s got a 1-mile…

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    On MacLeod Nine

    MacLeod Ale Brewing Company is gaining notoriety for its tasty dark ales, but it’s bright green that dominates the scene as you bike towards this beer haven. The 8-mile (round-trip) pedal to the brewery starts from Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area and its 2,000 acres of green…

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    That's Progress

    Barley, hops, and yeast get all the attention, but water is the main ingredient in every beer. It’s also one of the main ingredients at Peck Water Road Conservation Park, your starting point for a 12-mile (round-trip) bike-to-brews ride down Upper Rio Hondo Bike Trail to Progress…

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    I'll Have a Segundo

    Three of our favorite B words come together to make this adventure happen: Bike. Beach. Brewery. Own your thirst on this 18-mile (round-trip) beach-and-brews ride in the South Bay. Set out from Torrance Beach at the very south end of Marvin Braude Bike Trail. This paved two-lane…

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    Best Supporting Background

    The acclaimed movie Wild cast a big Hollywood spotlight on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,660-mile route up the western states between the Mexican and Canadian borders. Hike a fantastic local slice (0.12%, to be precise) of the epic journey on a challenging 6.4-mile (round-trip…

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    Golden Oldie

    Nominated for Best Picture in 1940, The Wizard of Oz became a classic. “Follow the yellow brick road” just beckoned an adventure. You too can follow a road and get to a happy ending by hopping on a two-wheeler for a mellow journey that concludes with a cold glass of Hefeweizen…

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    Starring Leo

    The shores at Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu have been the backdrop for such cinematic masterpieces as Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler’s 50 First Dates. Of course, it’s also been the backdrop for true classics like The Karate Kid, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Clint Eastwood’s…

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    Hero's Welcome

    If you’re looking for solitude at Runyon Canyon Park, you’re in the wrong place. With a central location, knock-out views of Los Angeles, off-leash hiking areas for dogs, and trails to tone the thighs, the park is popular. But if you’re more into a workout and less into the…

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    Solitary Solstice

    Malibu’s Solstice Canyon often teems with visitors, and for good reason: its leafy ravine leads to a year-round waterfall and the captivating ruins of a home lost to a 1982 wildfire. See the sights but lose the crowds on a 3.2-mile out-and-back hike. Five hundred feet above the…

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    Undercover Wilacre

    Wilacre Park’s Betty B. Dearing Trail is almost always packed. But there’s an unnamed path paralleling it that feels near empty in comparison. Instead of battling the masses at the Laurel Canyon trailhead, park for free at Tree People, an environmental nonprofit off Mulholland…

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    Ocean Sunrise

    Catch a sunrise at Point Dume Nature Preserve's vantage in Malibu. Watch the sky and ocean's transformation from grey to pink.

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    Top of the Morning

    Secluded at 1,500 feet in the Santa Monica Mountains, Tuna Canyon Park in Malibu is quiet even on a gorgeous Saturday afternon, its stunning ocean views shared by few hikers. But visit at sunrise and the park feels truly wild: Rustling trees, singing birds, and scampering animals…

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    Echo Friendly

    Music, art, hills, and hipsters. Get in on the scene—and the scenery—with an urban hike in Echo Park. This casual stroll features the Clinton Street Stairway, a stately mural-cloaked set of concrete steps leading you from Glendale Avenue up to Belmont Avenue. The din of traffic…

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    Urban Gone Wild

    A cardio climb up a mountain. Check. Stunning views. Check. And located right in LA? How very chic! Urban hiking has a wild side and the proof is on Mount Washington just northeast of downtown LA. This 4-mile loop traverses Mount Washington and its up-and-coming neighborhood…

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    Hollywood High (and Long)

    Make 2015 the year you actually hike to the Hollywood Sign, that iconic LA landmark that every Angelino knows so well, yet few actually take the time to visit. There are a couple of routes to get to the sign, including this cardio-length 7-mile (round-trip) option that starts at…

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