Hiking is a terrific exercise for both physical and mental health. Physically it is great for cardio, lowering blood pressure, increasing bone density and weight management. Mentally is reduces stress and anxiety, that is why the streets in my neighborhood where filled with walkers during 2020, trying to reduce the anxiety brought on by the Covid Pandemic! We have so many fabulous places to hike or bike in NELA and the San Gabriel Mountains, which is one of the wonderful things about living along the Arroyo.
Below are just a few of my favorite places to hike. There are trails for both beginners and experienced hikers. There will never be a better time than now, to get your phyiscal and mental health in top notch shape! Get out and enjoy the beauty of the Arroyo.
ERNEST E. DEBS PARK
4700 Griffin Ave., Los Angeles
Explore: Hike to Hummingbird Trail, the Pond, Rose Hills Ball Park, the Native American Terrace Garden and so much more!
Biking and Hiking Entrances and Exits All Along the Path
Explore: Devils Gate Dam, the Hahamongna Watershed Park, Herman Park, the Rose Bowl and more along the 7+ miles.
ALTADENA CREST TRAIL
573 W. Loma Alta Dr. Altadena
Explore: Hike to Dawn Mine, Millard Canyon Falls and
1801 Veranada Ave., Altadena
Explore: Hike to Eaton Canyon Waterfall and Henninger Flats.