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L.A. Walks

Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million. (Click here to see a map of all our L.A. Walks.)

  • L.A. Walks: An easy stroll in East L.A. at Belvedere Park

    L.A. Walks: An easy stroll in East L.A. at Belvedere Park

    Belvedere Community Regional Park, an unexpectedly lush urban oasis in East Los Angeles, features 30 acres of baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, swimming, skating and even trout fishing. Oh, and nice walking too. 1. Begin this walk on East 3rd Street, at the intersection of Civic Center...

  • La Tuna Canyon fire road leads to views of city, peaks, even the ocean

    La Tuna Canyon fire road leads to views of city, peaks, even the ocean

    This popular route north of Burbank, more of a hike than a walk, is a steady climb into the Verdugo Mountains, punctuated by shortcuts up steep inclines. There's very little shade here, so climb early in the day or on a cool day, and take plenty of water. Also, bring sturdy shoes with good soles...

  • Climb the Music Box Steps ... without the piano

    Climb the Music Box Steps ... without the piano

    Silent film director Hal Roach made comedians Laurel and Hardy try to carry a piano up a steep flight of stairs in the 1932 short comedy "The Music Box." The original staircase remains and bears the name of that Oscar-winning movie. The stairs and the short will be celebrated on Saturday with a...

  • Ballona Lagoon stroll is a scene of birds, marina and beach

    Ballona Lagoon stroll is a scene of birds, marina and beach

    The confusing layout of the streets around Marina del Rey combined with limited street parking make this an almost traffic-free destination for a walk along Ballona Lagoon, the main marina channel and a deserted strip of Venice Beach. After parking, walk to the corner of Marquesas Way and Via Dolce...

  • Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park a fine walk near the links

    Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park a fine walk near the links

    I've long thought it was a shame that those big green expanses of golf courses are reserved for golfers and that the city ought to open up a pedestrian lane circling them so the rest of us can enjoy the greenery. Well, turns out they did, sort of. Here is a fine walk around a section of Griffith...

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