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- Find LA's other Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park.
- Photo: Modern Hiker ↑ Cahuenga Peak, Griffith Park: This three-mile
- ↑ Chumash Trail, Simi Valley Recreational Park: Technically Ventura County is part of the Greater LA area, which is home to plenty of Kodak moment-
- Photo: Nobody Hikes in LA ↑ Rainforest Trail, Fryman Cany
- ↑ Crags Trail, Malibu Creek State Park: Although a celeb sighting is certainly possible, the real star of the show is the land itself, which can be recognized on big and small scree
- ↑ Sam Merrill Trail, Cobb Estate in Altadena: You'll realize all the uphill switchbacks are worth the sweat when you arrive at
- ↑ Eagle Rock Trail, Topanga State Park: Panoramic views from the Pacific Ocean to the Valley and beyond await at this spectacular scenic hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. Note th
For those who've resolved to crunch more calories while exploring LA's great outdoors, there are definitely trails for that—but if your idea of al fresco fitness involves leaving your paparazzi-repelling clothing at home (or for the rest of us Normals, maybe just sweating in Thoreau-style solitude), there are plenty of scenic and not-so-starry hikes for ditching those pesky paid shutterbugs.
While Yelp hasn't done much to keep these hiking trails a secret, they will most certainly have fewer celebrity hunters (or at the very least, they'll ward off the ill-prepared ones). From an Altadena trail that leads to a forgotten Victorian vacay spot to a Hollywood Hills hike that's not Runyon Canyon, see six scenic and less tourist-traversed trails up ahead. Pro tip: Be sure to check the exact coordinates of your destination before plugging it into Waze, which has been known to lead drivers astray.