Temescal Canyon Loop is one of the more interesting hikes in the Los Angeles area, it’s close by, it’s got ocean views and some wooded shade.
Additionally, you can approach the loop from one side for an absolute kick-your-butt workout, or if you start in the other direction you have a more easy going gradual ascent up the mountain for a more leisurely hike. Either way it’s a good 2-2.5 hr hike of terrific exercise and wonderful views.
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The hike to Parker Mesa Overlook in Topanga Canyon offers a unique and stunning view of the Pacific Ocean as a reward for your hiking efforts. If you want to experience a view like none other in Los Angeles make sure to do this hike. Click here for photos of the complete hike, trail and views.
This Santa Barbara beach is one of the few beaches that actually allows unleashed dogs. I don’t even have a dog, but I love them and it is really fun to watch how much the dogs enjoy this experience. They just have a ball running all over the place and romping with other dogs, charging in and out of the water. It’s like the dogs have gone to heaven and can’t believe how free they are. And their owners really enjoy throwing them balls and sticks. It’s just a wonderful scene to watch and experience. … photos and more
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Los Angeles is an awesome city for outdoor activities.
Click on links below to check out these walks, trails and hikes:
Malibu Creek State Park
Abalone Cove, Palos Verdes
Ocean View Trail, Malibu, Pt Dume
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