Beginner Hikes

If you are new to hiking, be prepared to discover an entirely different side of Los Angeles. One of the most diverse places on Earth, LA county’s trails will take you on scenic hikes and lead you to breathtaking views that are otherwise inaccessible. 

Below are some of our favorite hikes for beginners. Before you head out, take a peek at our Beginner Hikers Resource page and check our tips and safety guidelines. Adventuring with the kids or your dog? We’ve got tips for how to make sure everyone has a great first time out on the trails.

Park to Playa

  • Flint Canyon Trail
  • Gould Canyon Trail
  • Nature Center Trail
  • Crags Road
  • Pico CanyonCliffie Stone
  • Vasquez Rocks