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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.)

  • Solstice Canyon hike in Malibu takes in ruins of old estate

    Solstice Canyon hike in Malibu takes in ruins of old estate

    Just off the Pacific Coast Highway between Pepperdine University and Point Dume, Solstice Canyon is an unusually scenic hike to the ruins of a once-grand private estate. Along the way are magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. 1. From the PCH, turn on Corral Canyon Road, find one of two public...

  • Break from the bustle of L.A. with a hike in Elyria Canyon Park

    Break from the bustle of L.A. with a hike in Elyria Canyon Park

    Tucked away in an off-the-map spot between the communities of Cypress Park and Mount Washington, the quiet, 35-acre Elyria Canyon Park is a nice break from big-city noise. 1. Begin walking from the end of Wollam Street, south of Division Street. Leave the paved road for a dirt path through close-growing...

  • 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. A path winds north from East Third Street through Belvedere Park, eventually...

  • 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...

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