Went for a hike today in the Pacific Palisades at the Los Leones (or Los Liones) hiking trail.

It was relatively easy and definitely worth the (~1 mile) climb to the first lookout. The trail does zig-zag a lot, but there’s ample shade and rest areas along the way. The only part where it gets a little sunny and uncovered is just before you reach the 1st outlook. There isn’t really any shade or covering there (there is a lower outlook near this one with shaded area that was good for picnicking), but you wouldn’t want to miss the view. It’s a great way to see very far down the pacific coastline (Venice, Santa Monica Pier, and Manhattan Beach), out towards LA (the city skyline is smoggy, but it’s there) and of course out into the shimmering pacific ocean.

Parking: 2 lots, plenty of street parking, prepare to do some parallel parking if necessary.

Scenery: as I mentioned: worth it.

Difficulty: Medium, the path is narrow and there are inclines going up, but it isn’t too difficult.

There’s a lot more information on the Yelp page, and I won’t drag on with anymore detail except it’s a worthwhile hike with great scenery.