Los Angeles, CA
Pathfinder | 60 pts
This is a beautiful, well-maintained, trail. It's an easy hike that takes a few hours, crosses a few streams, and passes waterfalls along the way. Dense surroundings that feel completely detached from LA... until around 10 am when the masses arrive. We arrived around 7 am (just in time to hit good parking). Not many hikers on the trail on the way in. The trail was packed with loud, obnoxious, hikers by the time we hiked out. Granted, it was a holiday weekend, but it felt like Disneyland... Go early if you decide to go. Definitely worth a stiff cup of coffee and the extra effort.