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.