L.A.’s best hiking spots

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 9:09 am

What better way to stay fit this summer then getting out of the office and into nature? There are around 180 hiking trails in Los Angeles alone, we've picked our top spots where our favourite fitness girls (and boys) escape in style.

@erik.melvin

Image by @Erik Melvin

Erik Melvin and L.A. locals Djuna Bel-Rowe and Drake Brunette's photographs along the Griffith Observatory trail are the best motivation for heading to the mountains. Head to the Fern Dell picnic area and uphill toward the Griffith Observatory, you'll be able to enjoy views of the Hollywood sign and the L.A. Basin along the way.

Style tip: bring along a good sweatshirt as it can get quite chilly up there.

@hannahbronfman

Image by @Hannah Bronfman

The most fitness fanatic couple we know, Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis hiked up Eagle Rock in Topanga Canyon State Park earlier this year. Switchbacks and steep hill climbs characterize this trail so buckle up!

Style tip: even in summer it's best to come prepared with lots of layers, like this denim jacket

@chanelexclusive

Image by @Chanel

Best friends Chanel and Eleonora hiked up to Mulholland Drive to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Downtown L.A. for some reflection. We suggest continuing on to the Brush Canyon Trail for the spectacular views near Mount Hollywood Drive.

Style Tip: hike in style by layering pink on pink

@verozoppolo

Image by @Vero Zoppolo

When in L.A. you must visit the trail around Corral Canyon Cave also known as the Jim Morrison Cave, just as Vero Zoppolo and Carolina Sanchez do. The cave is officially closed but its surrounding area is definitely worth exploring — not only to find out more about a bit of music history, but also for the sweeping views of Malibu Creek State Park.

Style Tip:  keep it cool in white shorts and a crop top

@kyleenlikas

Image by @Kyleen Likas

End your day like Kyleen Likas with a hike and yoga session at Runyon Canyon, a spot famous for people (and celebrity!) watching. This hike also has spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills at the trail summit known as Could's Rest.

Style Tip: definitely wear a fashionable sweatshirt and scarf