Located in California, the hiking in Los Angeles offers a half-dozen good hiking route options. The best Los Angeles hiking based on popularity are considered to be Strawberry Peak Loop Trail, Strawberry Creek Trail, Lost Palm Oasis Trail, Skyline Trail, and Chino Hills State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Los Angeles hiking trail below.
Northeast of Palm Springs, the Lost Palm Oasis Trail is an 8 mile round-trip route to a remote canyon full of palm trees. It can be quite hot here, so make sure to watch the temperature. The hike begins at Cottonwood Spring, close to the visitor center, which is about 6 miles inside the southern park boundary. The spring produces water all year round.
East of downtown Los Angeles near Whittier, the 25 mile Skyline Trail travels through three endangered plant communities. The wildflowers are abundant in the winter and spring. This area and the 970 acres to the southwest are owned by Rose Hills Foundation and the City of Whittier and a wildlife corridor joint agency of powers are trying to purchase it for a wildlife reserve and corridor. The trail descends into the canyon through an oak woodland and coastal sage scrub mix.