10 Great Walks

Forget all you’ve heard about L.A.’s car culture. So much of the city is best experienced on foot

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    Stairway

    Pacific Palisades

    Los Angeles has many public stairways, but only one drops into the heart of a 15,000-acre urban wilderness park known as the Big Wild

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    Canal

    Venice

    Developer Abbot Kinney’s grid of shallow waterways, built in 1905, lends this upscale neighborhood a lovely pastoral feel

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    History

    Downtown

    Wanna get stuck in the past? Chris Nichols, our Ask Chris columnist, offers his favorite stops

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    Beach

    South Bay

    There’s something exciting about a pier, the way it hovers above the waves, extending our reach past the coastal limits. This walk takes you to three—at Redondo, Hermosa, and Manhattan Beach—and offers plenty of sun and sand along the way.

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    Power

    Griffith Park

    Amy Wallace takes a 75 minute journey through the park

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    Architecture

    Culver City

    Little more than a mile outside the center of Culver City lies the Hayden Tract, an industrial area that has been transformed over the past two decades by architect Eric Owen Moss and developer Frederick Samitaur Smith

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    Cocktail

    Hollywood

    Who knows her way around a bar? Dine editor Lesley Bargar Suter plans your night out

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    Vista

    Malibu

    Nicholas Flat Trail is one of the best spots in the Santa Monica Mountains for spring wildflowers (it supports several plant communities, including chaparral, grassland, coastal sage scrub, and oak woodland). But even after the blooms fade away, this walk offers stunning panoramas worth the trip
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    Campus

    Westwood

    You drive by UCLA’s 419-acre campus all the time. Next time, stop. Sure, it appears crowded and frenetic, but it also contains pockets of solitude if you know where to go

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    Nature

    Van Nuys

    The tag line “A Symphony of Sounds,” which appears on a concrete marker at the beginning of this flat trail loop, may sound like the work of an ad man, but the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve lives up to the hype

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    Gear Box

    The best equipment for your walking adventures

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