Los Angeles, the City of Angels. Running, unhindered and hands free in this hot climate is where the concept of Naked was born. This lush metropolis is filled with gorgeous landscapes that inspire and motivate. So many of you run Naked in the LA area that we made a list of our 5 favorite spots to #runfree.
1.The Los Leones to Parker Mesa Trail
The Los Leones to Parker Mesa Trail is a moderately difficult, 7.3-mile route, with 1,300 ft of elevation gain. Often spelled "Los Liones," the area is named after the mountain lions that are common in the canyon. The trail winds through lush green vegetation through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Santa Monica Mountains and ends at an amazing vista overlooking Santa Monica Bay.
2. Millenium Trail
New Millenium Loop Trail is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Calabasas, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
3. Runyon Canyon
This is the spot if you want to see people, and get a work out, right in the city. Runyon Canyon has a few trail options. The shortest hike offers a 1.9-mile loop with 500 feet of elevation change. Get more of a workout on a larger 2.65-mile loop with 700 feet of elevation change. Really go for it on a 3.3-mile hike to the top of the park with 800 feet of elevation change.
4.Nicholas Flat Trail
Nicholas Flat via Decker School Road is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Malibu, California, that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
5. Mt. Wilson Trail
The Mt Wilson Trail is the oldest route to the summit to Mt Wilson. It offers beautiful views as it ascends the side of Little Santa Anita Canyon, and being the oldest trail, offers some historical landmarks as well. If you’ve only hiked Mt Wilson from Chantry Flat, I highly recommend giving this route a try too.