60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles
by Laura Randall (Menasha Ridge Press)
© 2016 Laura Randall/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.
My hub and I loved this easy trail - it was a hot day, but there were so many beautiful oak trees and spots to stop and take in the scenery. We kept noting that the mountains in the area looked like we were in a completely different part of the country - hard to imagine LA was right over the peaks!
And the way to the M*A*S*H site was very worth it. They keep it a nice site, with old photos of the episodes to put you right where they were at the time of filming!
Very cool to check out. We're definitely gonna go back to check out all the other side trails in the area too!
This hike has become my favorite. I have returned several times, each time I find something new. I chose this hike for people that want to try hiking for the first time. Everything is there, stream, meadows, old oaks, a lake, big trees and the fun of visiting the "MASH" site were the series was filmed. There is a rusted jeep and ambulance to mark the spot. I looked at old clips of the show and say both of them.
Continue on past this to the Malibu Lake and the ponds filled with birds and ducks.
Try the Lost Cabin Trail (1 mile round trip) just to say you did. Nothing there.
When returning, take the Forest Trail to Century Lake and enjoy the big trees.
This hike is great for the whole family. I even came across a Chinese family that hiked to Century Lake. Not strange, however, they had a baby in a carriage, the elders where dressed like they were going out on the town. The father had a black suit and tie; the mother had a printed dress. They were wonderful.
Don't forget to take your lunch and eat at the lake or MASH site picnic tables.
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