So far my favourite beach in Los Angeles with a little hike as a bonus. I would recommend to park bellow the Point Dume trail. Its worth the 8 dollars for a day. Go up for short hike with great views and seals spotting and later enjoy the walk in gorgeous beach. You can finish your perfect morning having lunch in Sunset restaurant in the entrance of the parking area of Point Dume.
Honestly I was bit disappointed with this hike. It’s too short /3 miles loop/, bit boring and repetitive. I think it might improve a lot if you use Rising Sun Trail one way and Solstice canyon trail on the way back.
South Korea in Malibu? If you’re old enough to know and like tv series M.A.S.H. you will enjoy this nice hike even more.
I would recommend to continue the trail to the Lost Cabin. The views are just magnificent.
this comes without saying but you need the carrier for this one
The perfect place for a long weekend out of LA. I have to admit lately i was missing a bit of greenery. I wanted to see a forest, smell water in the air and be somewhere without phone signal…Oh the perfect Sequoia park!
I can only recommend Montecito Lodge and their lovely forest cabins with great views and enough space for your family.
Some of the hikes we did with stroller /some hikes have a concrete or dirt path/ but obviously I would recommend to bring a carrier and enjoy the real hiking experience in the wilderness. We loved the hike from Roaring river falls to Zumwalt meadow and Congress trail.
I was so excited to see a bear – preferably from the car – but unfortunately we didn’t
What is great about the Hastain Trail? You park right in the beginning of the walk, it’s circular, not too short but easily done in hour or two, has a great view of the city and it’s in Beverly Hills
Officially this hikes end here with the view of the reservoir but continue up through the cut fence until the end. Its only a short climb and so worth it
It’s impossible to do Hastain Trail with a stroller but you can do it with a carrier. Just be careful with the descent on the way back it is a little steep.
You finish the hike in a meadow with a amphitheater and picnic tables
If you want to go out in this heat this is the place for you. Lovely shade and breeze over the water will make you company on the easy walk around the reservoir. The only thing i didn’t like is that its too short.
If you’re still hungry for more, as we were, change comfy stroller for a carrier and try hike up the hill to have a full view of the reservoir.
Don’t forget make the round walk again but close to the water. I can only imagine how great adventure this will be for your 3 year old.
2600 Franklin canyon drive
supposedly you can make whole loop around the reservoir but we didn’t do it (yet) so i can’t say, but the part we did – the west DWP road – is nice enough. The views from the dam are amazing. The water, the trees, the sign,..the walk afterwards its nice but you’re walking around a fence. Still a nice walk though
maybe in different time of year i would like this walk more but we will most definitely come back to Palos Verdes