Best Hiking Trails in Los Angeles State Historic Park
Visitors and locals alike love hiking L.A.'s canyons, as the city's topography makes for stunning vistas and bountiful opportunities for staying fit. Los Angeles State Historic Park hotels are not far from several of the city's popular hiking trails; the park itself is better for walking. Los Angeles State Historic Park cabins, in the form of standard vacation rentals, are also a great option.
1. Elysian Park Hiking Trail
Just a 10 minute drive from Los Angeles State Historic Park, this centrally located, dog-friendly trail rises to 194ft., from which you can enjoy views of the Valley and Downtown.
2. Elyria Canyon Park
Just 20 minutes by car from Downtown L.A., this is a picturesque park with a network of trails and views of Griffith Observatory and surrounding mountains.
3. Eagle Rock Canyon Trail
This massive rock's markings resemble a soaring eagle. Hike up the trail, which is less than a mile, for views of Hollywood Hills, Catalina Island, and the Palos Verde peninsula, on clear days.
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Best Family Activities in Los Angeles State Historic Park
There's really no such thing as Los Angeles State Historic Park cabins but nearby vacation rentals make it easy to access the park's events and vibrant surrounding neighborhoods.
1. Walks and yoga
Join a family-friendly free yoga class offered in the park on Saturday mornings, or get up early on Thursdays to take part in one of the park's Early Bird Walks. Be sure to check the Los Angeles State Historic Park online events calendar to find out more.
2. Explore Chinatown
At the southwest edge of the park you'll find Chinatown's historic center. This pedestrian area is home to pagoda-style architecture, restaurants, and shopping.
3. Broad Museum
This free museum in Downtown L.A., which is less than two miles from Los Angeles State Historic Park, is home to the incredible modern and contemporary art collection of a single private collector, Eli Broad. It's a fascinating visit for both children and adults.