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Charmlee Wilderness Park, Wonderful Family Hiking Area

You should visit this amazing place north of Malibu for beautiful hikes and walks through trails in meadows overlooking the ocean.

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Santa Barbara. Awesome Beach Walk.

You can walk on the bluffs above the beach on the Aniso Trail, or walk along the beach between Refugio State Park and El Capitan State Park. It’s not overcrowded like so many other Santa Barbara area beaches.

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Hike to Tallest Peak in Santa Monica Mountains, Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

This is an amazing “must do” hike in the Los Angeles area, north of Malibu.

If you like fabulous views and almost fantasy-like environments this is your hike.

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This is a loop hike via the Mishe Mokwa trail to Sandstone Peak.


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Hike to Mugu Peak, Amazing Ocean Views

Hike 1,200 feet straight up from the beside the ocean for a great workout and awesome views of the coast.

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You get to Mugu Peak by hiking through canyons and grasslands of  La Jolla Canyon and La Jolla Valley.

This great hike is located north of Malibu, CA.

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Newton Canyon – Beautiful Waterfalls, Awesome Hike

The hike to Newton Canyon Falls is located inland from the Malibu, Pt Dume and Zuma Beach area, in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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This is an out-and-back easy-moderate hike featuring two waterfalls. It covers about 6.5 miles total and takes about 3-4 hours.

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Great views and workout at Los Liones Trail

It’s a wonderful time of the year to hit the trail up to the panoramic views at Los Liones  trail in the Pacific Palisades.  The views are great, especially up at the Parker Mesa Overlook, and the workout up the trail is just as heart pumping as it’s ever been!

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Santa Barbara’s Cold Spring Trail is a “must do” hike

Cold Spring Trail is an incredibly beautiful loop trail in the Santa Barbara/Montecito foothills. This is a “must do” hike in this area.

It’s an easy to moderate hike of about 2 miles, and takes about 2 hours.

Features: running creek, small waterfall, ocean views, shaded trails.

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