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Ernest E Debs Regional Park
Ernest E Debs Regional Park

Ernest E Debs Regional Park

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4235 Monterey Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90032
(213) 485-5054
http://www.laparks.org/park/ernest-e-debs-regional
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If you want a hike with gorgeous breathtaking views of LA then this is it! Thanks to my friend who did some research this past weekend, I went on one of the most beautiful hikes ... Read more
ever. The best part was that the storm had just passed and so the sky was clear and the view of downtown LA was breathtaking! Parking is easy and free, you have to drive into the park and once you arrive at the end there's a parking lot right in front of the hiking path. Once you start hiking, there's an immediate uphill climb which can seem daunting but its completely worth it! There's numerous benches along the hike so you can take breaks and relax to take in the gorgeous views. There's also a fish pond in the middle of the park that's quite beautiful and scenic to take photos of. Overall the hike is about 5 miles roundtrip but there's various paths so you can always wander off and explore different areas of the park.

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Local from North Hollywood, California

The view from the top! Sitting by a lake, looking at downtown watching the locals fish. This is our go to hike at least once a week.

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Local from Los Angeles

My go-to neighborhood hike. If you're nearby and not taking advantage of this place, you're missing out. At the top of the hill you'll get great views of the San Gabriel Mountains, Dodger Stadium and DTLA. Perfect for sunset. Intensity varies depending on the route you take.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This is a beautiful park in the heart of Highland Park. Lots of greenery, a kids play area, and across the way is the Via Marisol hike. A moderate hike with beautiful views of the city and a gorgeous lake at the top once you summit. The trail isn't clearly marked which makes it sparsely populated and a great hike to go on if you need some time to yourself, enjoying the expansive views. With a park on one side and a great hike on the other, you'll find your stillness and forget that you're in the middle of the bustling city.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This js one the easiest hiking trail that I been too. However it does had good up hill very fast . Great for fast work outs.

There's a view of DTLA and a small lake as well. It is good home for beginner and is very close to most people.

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Local from Azusa, California, USA

If you want a hike with gorgeous breathtaking views of LA then this is it!

Thanks to my friend who did some research this past weekend, I went on one of the most beautiful hikes ever. The best part was that the storm had just passed and so the sky was clear and the view of downtown LA was breathtaking!

Parking is easy and free, you have to drive into the park and once you arrive at the end there's a parking lot right in front of the hiking path.

Once you start hiking, there's an immediate uphill climb which can seem daunting but its completely worth it! There's numerous benches along the hike so you can take breaks and relax to take in the gorgeous views. There's also a fish pond in the middle of the park that's quite beautiful and scenic to take photos of.

Overall the hike is about 5 miles roundtrip but there's various paths so you can always wander off and explore different areas of the park.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Wow! This park is not only huge, there's plenty of parking and they have coal grills available. You can make a reservation online or by phone to ensure a picnic table area. Many of the picnic areas have shade so no need to bring an ez-up.

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Beware the loch errr lake errr pond monster... OMG its a baby Nessie! I know it since I got a photo of it. It was about 4-6 inches long and had a huge hump on its back and its head was sticking out of the water an inch ahead... ohhh wait... it was a turtle... or was it O_o

However this is another great spot to go for a stroll, a hike, or a run. Want a place to take the kids to explore a bit, you can do that here as well. At the Audubon Center or at the giant grass park area next to the main parking lot. This park is riddled with multiple trails with vertical terrain and distance challenges. The ups and downs here are fantastic for a workout.

Pro Tip: Do not park in the main lot (if they charge there, I am not sure) but at the Audubon Center or at one of the offshoots here.

There are multiple vistas presenting a great look at DTLA, Pasadena, Glendale, and the SGV. These spots are something that you will just stumble upon randomly. There are great spots for a picnic (like the gazebo on top of one of the hillocks or next to the above mentioned loch). You can ride a mtn. bike here for a great workout, but remember to give way for the hikers and walkers.

Overall I was quite impressed with the mixed trails and terrain here. Definitely a great easy way to get a workout in that will whip your butt! Also as a heads up the trails vary from loose dirt, scree, rock, asphalt, concrete, and hard packed dirt. Check it out sometime this place is a great way to spend a few hours working out or finding some nature in the midst of the city.

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This place is simply amazing!

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