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Mountain Map: Los Angeles - San Gabriel Mountains

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Find solitude high above Los Angeles.

Local Hikes: Los Angeles

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The best local hikes in LA.

Top 3 Waterslide Hikes: Eaton Canyon, CA

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Climb high and then plunge deep on this hike in Southern California.

Top 3: Hikes to Natural Waterslides

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Slip and slide into refreshing pools at these backcountry swimming holes.

The Big Parade: Hiking Los Angeles

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My hike, like a million other trips each day in Los Angeles, starts with a ride on a rumbling bus.In the heart of Los Angeles, a band of hikers starts a local-trails revolution--one step at a time.

How to Thru-Hike L.A. County

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Thru-hike L.A. County? It can be done with Southern California's Backbone Trail.

Don't Pay at the Pump: Photos and Mass-Transit Hikes

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After reading Dan Koeppel's latest urban hiking adventure "Don't Pay at the Pump" (September 2008), we guarantee you'll want to crank "Magic Bus" and ditch the car on your next trip to the trailhead. We can help. Our map team has assembled more than 25 hikes you can access via public transportation. Plus, check out more of Michael Darter's photos and read Koeppel's 2004 feature, "I Climbed Los Angeles," to learn about his slightly insane 19-mile L.A. staircase route.

California's Chumash Wilderness: Spritual Salvation

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The condors know all about Chumash Wilderness, but luckily, the masses in Los Angeles don't.

San Gorgonio Wilderness: 2 Miles Above L.A.

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Sierra scenery at L.A.'s backdoor.

California's Cucamonga Wilderness

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As ice-cream makers in Los Angeles once knew, the Cucamonga Wilderness is the essence of cool.

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