Last Saturday we decide to switch things up on our SuperChamps…
We went hiking to Hellman park trail in Whittier, CA. Fresh air and a change of pace is always a good thing.
We had a lot of SuperChamps show up and conquer this hike. It wasn’t an easy hike but that’s why they are SUPERCHAMPS!!!
We did some research to help you choose a MUST SEE hike so if you are looking to get fit in the great outdoors, don’t miss out on the amazing hikes that Los Angeles has to offer!
Runyon Canyon Park
Hours: Mon-Sun 6:00am to 9:00pm
Location: 2001 N Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Get Directions)
Featured all over celebrities’ Instagram accounts and countless many other nature magazines and hiking blogs, Runyon Canyon is a fun park to get your sweat on and view a gorgeous sunset. It’s also dog friendly and even includes an off-leash area, which you don’t see too often. From the Fuller Ave. entrance hikers can choose their trail difficulty by choosing between Canyon Road (easy, best for beginners), the Star Trail (medium, takes 30-45 mins), or the Hero Trail (difficult, about 45-mins). Keep in mind that Runyon Canyon is a bit of a busy park, so if you’re after solitude- this may not be the hike for you.
Griffith Observatory Hike
Hours: Mon-Sun 6:00am to 10:00pm
Location: Fern Dell Dr. off Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (Get Directions)
Kid and dog friendly Griffith Park is the perfect place to bring the entire family and to check out the view behind the Hollywood Sign. It’s a fairly easy trail at around 4 miles and only takes an hour or two to finish depending on how fast you’re going, but there are multiple trails that you’re allowed to take so it’s a lot of fun if you and the family are up for exploring. Best times to hike here are 8:00am-10:00am before the sun gets too hot or 5:00pm -7:00pm.
Bridge to Nowhere
Hours: None specified (hiking during daylight is recommended)
Location: Sheep Mountain at East Fork Rd., Azusa, CA 91702 (Get Directions)
For those of you who love a little history with your adventure, the 12-mile Bridge to Nowhere in Azusa should definitely be at the top of your hiking list. The Bridge to Nowhere is an actual bridge that survived the 1938 massive flood that wiped out a lot of Los Angeles, causing millions in damage. Reconstruction of the area was eventually abandoned, but the Bridge to Nowhere still remains and is now a popular spot for hikers to explore. Just make sure you’re dressed and ready for the rocky terrain and rivers you may have to cross.
Franklin Canyon Park
Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset, Nature Center open 7 days, 10am-4pm
Location: 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Get Directions)
Located smack-dab in the middle of LA is the 605-acre Franklin Canyon Park that features different dog-friendly hiking trails, a large picnic area, and is home to Heavenly Pond- a relaxing duck pond with lots of birds and wildlife. The wider trails are great when you want to switch it up and bike-hike. It’s the perfect park for those who want a quiet and secluded place to think and hike.
Hours: Accessible from March until June
Location: 27807 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (Get Directions)
The 4-mile trek through Escondido Falls is one that’s definitely worth your time if you love beautiful scenery and waterfalls. Its 150 waterfall is the tallest one found in the Santa Monica Mountains. The hike is on the easier side so it’s great for beginners, but does get a little tricky when you get to the Upper Falls. Make sure to bring the essentials like a bottle of water and wear your hiking gear.
Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset
Location: E Loma Alta Dr. At Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001 (Get Directions)
Echo Mountain is a moderate 10-mile (5.4 if you’re just checking out the ruins) hike that features the World Famous Telescope View overlooking 3,000 miles and Catalina Island along with the historical ruins of White City. The best way to get to Echo Mountain is to go through the Sam Merrill Trail at the top of Lake Ave. It’s a great hike for exploring history and getting in a good workout!
Malibu Creek State Park
Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00am to 7:00pm
Location: 1925 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302 (Get Directions)
Hike the former set of the television show M*A*S*H* (as well as the original Planet of the Apes and lots of other movies and TV shows) in beautiful Calabasis, CA. Most hikers say the the $12 parking charge is well worth the 15 miles streamside trail and swimming hole. Malibu Creek State Park also features campgrounds complete with a bench and fire pit for each campsite and nearby restrooms and water spigots. Bring the family and make a weekend of your hike!