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  1. Chilao is close to Los Angeles, but feels like you're in the Sierras. The picturesque drive up Angeles Crest Highway makes it the ideal spot for a weekend trip or a night out in the wilderness.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.3 miles
    Duration
    Ideal weekend trip
  2. Backpacking from the Mosquito Flat Trailhead to the Pioneer Basin via the Mono Pass Trail is an unforgettable backpacking experience with some of the most breathtaking scenery in the High Sierras.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    235.3 miles
    Duration
    Setting up a base camp and day hiking on the surrounding trails is a fantastic way to make the most of this trip. We were in for six nights.
  3. Take a weekend trip! Drive 3.5 hours from Downtown Los Angeles and you will find yourself in another world at this beautiful campground at the base of Mount Whitney.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    175.2 miles
    Duration
    One Day-As Many Days as You Want
  4. The PCT is a 2,665 mile backpacking and equestrian trail that runs north and south from Mexico to Canada, and the section located in the Angeles National Forest is especially worth visiting!

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.1 miles
    Duration
    Days to Weeks
  5. Backpacking in the Sespe Hot Springs area can be a true wilderness experience full of great trails, natural springs, abundant wildlife, and backcountry campsites.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    58.5 miles
    Duration
    1-2 Days
  6. Out of all the campgrounds in the park, Hidden Valley may be the toughest spot to get a site, but if you get lucky, you’ll be grateful. The campground is set within a series of huge rocks giving it an eerie, alien vibe.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    119.3 miles
    Duration
    One Night to 14 nights
  7. The Silver Moccasin Trail is a 53-mile trail in the San Gabriel Mountains that is perfect for a weekend backpacking trip.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    21.8 miles
    Duration
    3 -5 days
  8. This section if great for those who want to give the Pacific Crest Trail a little bit of a test run, but do not have the time or experience to do large pieces of the walk.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    27.3 miles
    Duration
    1-2 Days
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