Hike of the Day: Tri Peaks near LA

A stiff 2,300-foot climb rewards you with monster views and a waterfall swim on this 8.8-mile out-and-back in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Link oak groves, natural swimming pools, settler ruins, and an alleged Indian cave on this moderately-difficult dayhike to a 3,000-foot peak located one hour west of Los Angeles. Scan more maps and find turn-by-turn details at www.backpacker.com/hikes/20723. Or, get this 8.8-mile trip on your phone in less than 10 seconds. Text imap 20723 to phone number 32075.

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Kris Wagner, map editor