Hike Reports

Santa Maria Canyon

Santa Maria Canyon – Summerhill Ranch Loop

Easy Full Moon Hike – Santa Maria Canyon – Summer Hill Ranch Loop Time: August 15, 2019 @ 6:45 pm – August 15, 2019 @ 9:45 pm We enjoyed a great “lollipop” outing in the northeastern corner of Topanga State Park starting at the Viewridge Trailhead for Santa Maria Canyon. We connected up with The [...]

Secret Staircases of Rustic Canyon

Secret Staircases of Rustic Canyon + Murphy Ranch Time: August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am – August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm A hidden staircase, the longest public staircase in Los Angeles, drops 24 stories into the middle of lush Rustic Canyon.   There are actually two staircases with over 500 steps -- each! We'll [...]

Journey to the Center of the City – Franklin Canyon

Journey to the Center of the City – Franklin Canyon This HDW original is a classic. On this 6-7 mile hike I will take you through Franklin Canyon and then a bit off-trail to the “planar” center of Los Angeles. It will make a great photo opp. There will be about 1200 ft of total [...]