Hike Like A Los Angeles Local And Skip The Hollywood Sign
Don't get us wrong. The Hollywood sign is a fun hike, but we have a few other scenic suggestions less traveled by tourists.By Lexie Hammesfahr | March 1, 2016
Forget the Hollywood sign. If you're looking for a scenic hike in Los Angeles, there are plenty of other spots besides Runyon Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. So make like a local, and head to one of the lesser known trails to find fewer yogis and better views.
Now here's one that's a bit of a drive to get to: It's about an hour drive from Santa Monica, but it's worth it. Tucked back in Malibu wine country, Sandstone Peak is the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains.
A 6-mile round-trip hike brings you to a cliff that overlooks the ocean and gives you a great view of the San Gabriel Mountains. Just make sure you're cool with being off-the-grid — cell service is spotty for most of the hike.