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The Hidden Gems of the Los Angeles’ Outdoors

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Here in LA, we are so used to a loud and rambunctious way of life that we often forget about the quiet and unknown sanctuaries that LA has to offer. Many people may reside in LA but few have experienced its subtle side. The great city of LA contains many hidden gems waiting to be uncovered by you, so we’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite spots just so you can get your feet wet!

OLD LA ZOO
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Before we had the LA Zoo that we all know and love today, there used to be this small, underfunded zoo. Living conditions for the animals were so inadequate and poor that they did not meet standard regulations causing for the commissioning of our current LA Zoo. Today you can visit the graffiti filled remains of the once wild zoo.


SANTA YNEZ FALLS (TOPANGA STATE PARK)
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With the drought that California is currently experiencing you would not expect for a waterfall to be located right here near LA. Trails leading to the falls are more compact and rougher than usual but it is definitely worthwhile.

EAGLE ROCK (TOPANGA STATE PARK)

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Express your inner hiker by taking a trip to Eagle Rock. Although the rock may take some time to get to, it is definitely a sight to behold. The sheer size of Eagle Rock is something truly awe inspiring. It is one of So Cal’s greatest natural formations.

BRONSON CAVES
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You may recognize some of these caves in old movies and TV shows. Located to the west side of Griffith Park, the Bronson Caves have been the set for many movies. Experience a piece of film history while also experiencing the great hike to get here as well.

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY
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Relatively well known to many, the Griffith Observatory is still great place to visit. Being so high up in LA, the observatory provides a breath of fresh air as well as a providing a phenomenal view of LA. Furthermore, the observatory provides a great opportunity for you take time to learn and appreciate the beauty of space.