Best Places to Hike in LA

With AVRE being based in sunny Southern California, hiking is definitely a great weekend activity to get some fresh air. Our team has gathered a list of some of the best hikes around LA. 

Runyon Canyon 

Location: Los Angeles
Distance: 3 miles round trip
The iconic Runyon Canyon Loop in LA will give you views of the Hollywood sign and Sunset Strip. This by no means is a hike for isolation. You’ll be surrounded by people, dogs, and there is definitely no need for hiking gear. Runyon Canyon would be a great hike to accomplish with friends, family, and your furry friend. 

Solstice Canyon 

Location: Malibu
Distance: 3 miles round trip
Offering views of the ocean while hiking along Malibu’s mountain side, Solstice Canyon is a low-difficulty hike that will only take about 1-2 hours. Of course, there are ways to spend more time around the area by taking advantage of other paths around this trail. Solstice Canyon is another great hike to bring the family and your pup along with you. 


Bridge to Nowhere 

Location: San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Azusa
Distance: 10 miles round trip
Bridge to Nowhere is definitely not for the faint hearted. This trail is 10 miles and is best to conquer on cooler days. This hike earned its name due to the literal bridge that leads to nowhere. The original plan for this bridge was to link it to a highway, but due to a flood back in the 30’s, the highway was washed out leaving the bridge and nothing to connect the road to. This hike offers amazing mountain views and even bungee jumping opportunities. 

Last But Definitely Not Least….


Malibu Wine Hike

Location: Malibu
Distance: 2 miles round trip
This definitely will be the most fun hik mentioned on our list. Have a girls day by booking a hike to explore Malibu’s Saddlerock Ranch and all the animals that live there. Wine tasting is a must at the end of this hike and you’ll even have the chance to visit Stanley the Giraffe!

Note: There are entrance fees and you can book directly online.