My Favorite Hiking Trails


While we all may be a slave to the stair master, nothing beats popping out of the gym and heading for a hike in this beautiful California weather. Here are a few of my favorite spots:

Runyon Canyon (Hollywood)
Put on your trendiest outfit and head here to be seen. Literally. (You'll probably see the paparazzi.) Not only will you capture a great Instagram photo and run into a few celebrities, but you'll get in a great workout. This place has a few different trails for your taste with varying intensity levels so ti will definitely be up to par with a gym workout. Plus, there's tuns of great spots to hit up afterwards for lunch, (like Urth Caffe,) or a quick smoothie, (Pressed Juicery.) Definitely a must go.

Garcia Trail (Azusa)
What's an Azusa? Is that a new color? While this city may not be well known, it's popular "cross" photos are littered all over Instagram. It also happens to be a pretty good hike. Some parts are pretty steep so it's always a good idea to go with a buddy, just to be on the safe side.

Crystal Cove (Newport Beach)
This hike is great because it offers so much. There is a trail that you can run near the ocean up to the mountain for  an extra workout before the hike and to take int he scenery. I mean, who doesn't love the beach? The hike itself is pretty long and all uphill but it's worth it! Don't forget to jog on the way down to burn those extra calories! Definitely worth the trip, not just for the hike but to check out this cozy beach town!