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L.A. Walks

Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million. (Click here to see a map of all our L.A. Walks.)

  • Whoa! This equestrian trail in Griffith Park is great for walking

    Whoa! This equestrian trail in Griffith Park is great for walking

    Griffith Park and environs are laced with equestrian trails, and some of them offer good walking too. This one features a horse tunnel under the freeway and a horse bridge over the Los Angeles River. Of course the horses have the right of way, but this route is a great flat walk for bipeds too....

  • L.A. Walks: Trek a ghost route left by the long-gone Red Car trolley line in Silver Lake

    L.A. Walks: Trek a ghost route left by the long-gone Red Car trolley line in Silver Lake

    Mere blocks from the busy streets and freeways dividing Silver Lake from Echo Park and Atwater Village is a wide, bucolic green space: all that's left of the Red Car electric trolley line that once ran from downtown Los Angeles through Edendale and to Glendale and beyond. The trolley's tracks and...

  • One reason to hike Rocky Peak in Simi Valley? Otherworldly rock formations

    One reason to hike Rocky Peak in Simi Valley? Otherworldly rock formations

    Like so many hidden Los Angeles gems, Rocky Peak Park in Simi Valley is one of those places I'd driven near and wondered about for decades. What a treat to find this alluring lunar landscape in the Santa Susana Mountains so freeway-close and easy to find. 1. Take the Rocky Peak Road exit off the...

  • Oceanside Abalone Cove Trail on Palos Verdes is a walk to awe over

    Tucked into the Palos Verdes coastline, this quiet cove offers good walking, great ocean views, a secluded beach and some of Southern California's most accessible tidepools. Wear shoes that can get wet to get a close look at the aquatic animals. 1. Park and pay the $5 parking fee at Abalone Cove...

  • L.A. Walks: Paramount Ranch offers a real hike in the faux Old West

    L.A. Walks: Paramount Ranch offers a real hike in the faux Old West

    A working movie ranch in Agoura Hills that since 1927 has been home to the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Area is now a playground for hikers, bikers, equestrians and sightseers. 1. From U.S. 101 in Agoura Hills,...

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