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Hollywood Trails Hike

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Written by Edith Rodriguez

If there is something I love in this world, it’s being able to see the beauty of this world.  I have developed a love for nature and city views that leave me inspired to travel the world.  Not just the famous places of the world, but also the hidden secrets of a city and local places that give you a glimpse of a beautiful earth.

 

Since I moved near the Los Angeles area 7 months ago, I have made it my mission to discover as many beautiful and cool places in my time here.  So far I have discovered some great secluded beaches and some fun places to visit.

 

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This past weekend, my husband and I discovered some amazing hiking trails at Mt. Hollywood with incredible views of L.A.  The summit of Mt. Hollywood gave us a 360 degree view of the city.  We also had a view of the Hollywood Sign and of the 53 miles of hiking trails near us.

 

The walk up to the summit was fairly easy, except at the end when we were about to arrive to the top.  Those last five minutes of the climb up made my heart work extra hard and boy was I sweating on this warm winter day!

 

Once at the summit, we enjoyed the Los Angeles view.  We could even see where the beach began and the city ended.  We also took pictures and people-watched for a few minutes while we rested at the summit.

 

 

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On our way back down, we walked another trail that led back to our car.  This trail gave us a better view of the Hollywood Sign, though there was another one leading towards the back side of the sign that we decided to leave for next time we go.

 

Two hours later, we were back in our car ready to head home and rest!  Because it takes us some time to get to the city, my husband and I decided we would do this hike (picking a different trail each time) every two weeks.  We loved it!  I definitely recommend this hiking trail to anyone looking for beautiful views of the city.

 

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I love hiking and I especially love views.  There is something so peaceful about it.   I also find so much beauty in overlooking a city or a forest.  To me it’s a reminder of how big this world is and how much more beauty there is around the world.  It’s an opportunity for me to dream of seeing these places someday and to enjoy them the same way I enjoy the places in my city.

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With my sister.

 

 

Are there any of you out there who enjoy hiking for a view?  What are the most beautiful places you have hiked?  Please share so I can try to go explore them!

 

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My husband.

 

 

 

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Hollywood Sign in the back.

 

 

 

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My hubby at the summit.

 

 

 

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About the author

Edith Rodriguez

Edith Rodriguez is a wife, teacher, adventurer, and the blogger at Unblemished. On her blog she writes lifestyle posts on living a healthy and joyful life. Her hope is to inspire and motivate you to live a life in wellness.

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