The five best winter hikes you can do right now
This is the year you will tighten your bond with nature to be ready for whatever 2022 throws at you, right? Hiking is a good way to begin. There are plenty of Southern California trails to hike in winter where you won’t have to deal with snow and ice. Here are five that are perfect for cooler months.
The start: Escondido Canyon Park, 27200 Winding Way. Malibu. Very limited parking in $12 lot; street parking available on Pacific Coast Highway.
The start: O’Melveny Park, 17300 Sesnon Blvd., Granada Hills; bathrooms; free parking in lot or on street.
The start: Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale. Free parking; bathrooms at trailhead.
The start: Mishe Mokwa Trail, 1.75 miles north of the Circle X Ranch along Yerba Buena Road in Malibu. Free parking in dirt lot.
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The start: Hampstead Road and Cherry Canyon Motorway in La Cañada Flintridge; free parking in lot or on street.