Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak at Circle X Ranch

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/circlexranch.htm
Address: 12896 Yerba Buena Road, Malibu, CA, 90265
Hike length: 6 miles, about 2.5 hours-3 hours

If you’re in need of an escape from the city, look no further than beautiful Malibu. While Runyon Canyon is great for people watching and a quick “hike”, Sandstone Peak is the real deal. With breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Mountains and amazing rock formations, these 6 miles are sure to give you a taste of nature that you’ve been missing. Continue reading

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Runyon Canyon

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/facility/runyoncanyonpk.htm
Address: 2000 N. Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hike length: about 60 min
Price: free
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

In Los Angeles we are blessed with pretty much perfect weather 365 days of the year. Having lived here for 8 months (and just getting back from snowy DC 24 hours ago), I can attest that there is nothing better than the LA climate. Never do I have an excuse to curl up inside under a blanket and binge watch Netflix because it’s always going to be around 74 and sunny (pros and cons, people). With that being said, outdoor workouts are extremely popular and Runyon Canyon is my hike of choice. Continue reading