4 Great Hiking Trails in Los Angeles That Aren't Runyon Canyon

Amir's Garden

We'll Start off with a relatively easy trail known as Amir's Garden. Located in Griffith Park, Amir's Garden boasts a gorgeous hand-planted floral landscape and tons of shade. This trail is perfect for anybody who hasn't worked out in a while, and looking to enjoy a hike without the physical strain of some of our more rigid mountains.

We'll Start off with a relatively easy trail known as Amir's Garden. Located in Griffith Park, Amir's Garden boasts a gorgeous hand-planted floral landscape and tons of shade. This trail is perfect for anybody who hasn't worked out in a while, and looking to enjoy a hike without the physical strain of some of our more rigid mountains.

Los Liones Trail to Parker Mesa

This trail is a little more challenging, but totally worth the effort. The 7.3 mile loop is host to stunning beach views and refreshing beach breezes. With views like this, its no wonder the trail gets busy, so its best to go during the week on a clear day to make sure you take full advantage of the weather and views.

Santa Anita Canyon and Sturtevant Falls

Who knew we had such beautiful waterfalls in Los Angeles?? This slightly mountainous trail is labeled by most as "moderately challenging." It is beginner friendly, but expect a bit of a challenge. The thick forests lead way to two breathtaking waterfalls. But don't get too comfortable- there's a half mile ascent back to the parking lot, so expect that to be the most difficult part of the hike.

Mount Baldy

This one is not for the faint of heart. Mount Baldy is the highest point in Los Angeles, so this trail is perfect for anyone looking for a challenge. It's best to get started in the morning, since the trail takes about 7 hours to complete. There's no question you'll get a great workout, but consider those stellar views part of the payoff.

This one is not for the faint of heart. Mount Baldy is the highest point in Los Angeles, so this trail is perfect for anyone looking for a challenge. It's best to get started in the morning, since the trail takes about 7 hours to complete. There's no question you'll get a great workout, but consider those stellar views part of the payoff.