Top 5 SoCal Hikes

Posted on June 14th, 2017

Forget to make plans for Father’s Day? Take a hike!

SoCal is gorgeous (obv) and this time of year is just perfect for exploring the outdoors. If you’re still not sure how to make Father’s Day special, check out our Top 5 SoCal hikes below! Even if Dad (and you) are new to hiking, this list has something for every skill level.

iTAN’s Top 5 SoCal Hikes:

#1 Hollywood Sign
This hike starts in the Bronson Caves—the Batman batcaves from the 1960’s. That alone is enough to make it awesome and dad-worthy! It’s a fairly easy hike with epic selfie potential once you get close to the sign. Location: Los Angeles

#2 Bridge to Nowhere
This is a challenging hike packed with the kind of history and mystery that will make for a Father’s Day you’ll talk about for years. Roughly 10 miles roundtrip, the hike goes over the river, through the woods, and even offers an opportunity for swimming—and bungee jumping! Location: Los Angeles (San Gabriel Mountains)

#3 Cowles Mountain
Conquer the tallest point in San Diego with Dad! This dog-friendly hike is just 3 miles, and tends to get crowded—so for sure go early. Considered a hike of medium difficulty. Location: San Diego

#4 Potato Chip Rock
Can you say best Father’s Day photo opp, ever!? Potato Chip is at the peak of Mt. Woodson, and is about 8 miles roundtrip. Its location in Poway means desert and potential hotness so, again, start early! Location: San Diego (Poway)

#5 Torrey Pines State Reserve
Plan to spend the day! The 1500-acre reserve spans woods and ocean, with hikes for every skill level. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy when you and Dad reach the beach. Location: San Diego (La Jolla)

Whichever hike you choose, be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks! And of course, take tons of pics.