If you are planning a trip to Altadena and are looking for exciting things to do take a look at our top recommendations.
1. Echo Mountain
One of the most popular hiking trails in LA that is suitable for all ages and abilities. There is a picnic area at the summit where you can relax and enjoy the best views of the Hollywood Hills and beyond.
2. Eaton Canyon
Take a picturesque hike ad experience the forty foot waterfall that fills the amphitheater at the top of Eaton Canyon. You can extend your walk to the Eaton Canyon reserve and nature centre to make a whole day of your trip here.
3. Mount Lowe Railway Trail
Enjoy a picturesque trail or a full 10 mile workout as you work your way to the summit of one of the most historical railways in LA.
4. Descano Gardens
A haven of year-round beauty in Downtown Los Angeles that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Take a picnic or read a book as you take time out of your busy to-do list and enjoy what nature does best.
5. Henninger Flats Camp Ground
Not quite wild camping but this beauty spot in Pasadena is great for those who want to sleep under the stars and enjoy the great nature that LA has to offer.
6. Huntington Desert Garden
Situated in the San Marino area of LA this beautiful garden has the largest collection of cacti and succulents in North America.
7. Huntington Library, Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Whether you want to see the Guttenberg Bible or walk around the beautiful Chinese Gardens, a visit to Huntington is a great way to spend a lazy morning or a long afternoon. When the roses are in bloom here you can enjoy some of the best views that you will see during your LA trip.
8. LA County Arboretum and Botanical Garden
This historical 127 acre space lies at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains and is one of the most visited attractions in LA. The gardens have many rare species of plant from around the world, some endangered, for you to observe as you walk around the many garden paths.
9. Arlington Garden
Arlington Gardens is a little piece of heaven in Pasadena that covers 3 acres and celebrates the native flora and fauna of LA. The gardens are run as a non-for-profit and welcome visitors and donations all year round.
10. Chilao Recreation Area and Camp Ground
A space in Campground in Angeles National Forest to get away from it all and spend time amongst nature. You can still enjoy the sights and sound of LA, just at a much slower pace.
After you have finished sightseeing trip and are looking for a good craft coffee shop in Altadena The Coffee Gallery would love to welcome you. We sell the best coffee in Altadena and serve up a range of waffles, pancakes, sandwiches, salads, and much more. For the best smoothies in LA and the best cold press juices in Altadena head to Naturewell Juice Bar to recharge your batteries after your nature day.