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Runyon Canyon Trail – LA Hikes

Runyon Canyon Trail – LA Hikes

Runyon Canyon is a quintessential Los Angeles hike with sandy soil and plenty of grasses and flowers; Plus you can look down to the city and the Hollywood sign. This was by far the busiest trail we visited in LA. It’s a great option if you are looking for an established trail with chances for people (and puppy) watching. Don’t do this hike expecting a peaceful escape from the city! It is a fun, busy urban hike. We were only…

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Zuma Beach to Point Dume – LA walks

Zuma Beach to Point Dume – LA walks

Zuma beach is a beautiful long stretch of white sand in Malibu that is a great place to walk, see wildlife and relax by the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean. In summertime this is a popular beach, but in spring (March) when we visited it was pretty empty. We had a pleasant wander from Zuma Beach, along to Westward Beach and Point Dume. Zuma Beach to Point Dume – the basics Distance: 2.8 miles (4.6km) for our route. Elevation gain/loss: Minimal…

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Mugu Peak – LA Hikes

Mugu Peak – LA Hikes

The Chumash trail to Mugu Peak trail is fantastic! This is a short workout hike that will tire you out, but be worth the effort for the fabulous views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the bright blue Pacific ocean. I had planned to do this hike for sunset (after hiking the Backbone trail to Saddle Peak) but I am glad we left it until the following morning so we could attempt it with fresh legs and more energy. If…

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The Chasm – Cariboo

The Chasm – Cariboo

The Chasm is one of those strange places that isn’t particularly famous, but despite that, it is surprisingly cool. I guess if the Chasm was located somewhere else it would attract thousands of visitors. As it is, located just north of Clinton in BC’s Cariboo region, the 300m deep, 600m wide gorge seems to be off the main tourist trails. Still, if you are on a road trip along the Cariboo Highway (BC 97) it is worth taking a detour…

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