You’re never too old or too young to go on a leisurely hike. Here in the Los Angeles area, there are beautiful hikes for all ages and different health levels. Read this article for our 3 suggestions.

For some reason, after hearing the word ‘hiking,’ the first images that pop up into most people’s heads entail highly skilled mountain men with backpacks that reach down to the back of their knees while holding their long, sturdy hiking sticks. That, however, shouldn’t be case. The act of hiking simply involves a long walk- usually along a scenic route. And while we first imagine hiking to be meant strictly for the highly skilled with great stamina, we couldn’t be any more wrong. People of all ages are equally qualified to hike- the young, the middle-aged, and- believe it or not- seniors!

I should preface this blog by stating that although I have been on numerous hikes in the Los Angeles Area, I am by no means an expert hiker. With that said, I have come across several trails that were beginner level hikes which I feel would be perfect for any adventurous seniors looking for a change of scenery or just looking to add more steps in their daily exercise routines.

1. Paradise Falls (Thousand Oaks) – 2.15 mile out-and-back
There is an immediate descent down to a waterfall at the bottom of the trail but it is fairly gradual. The hike is short and sweet and also has a nice waterfall to visit as an award for your great efforts.

2. Runyon Canyon (Los Angeles-Hollywood Hills) – 1.9 mile loop
Although this is sometimes a difficult trail to run, it is actually a very easy trail to walk through. If you are a pet lover, this trail happens to be dog-friendly as well! Not only can you catch a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign, but if you’re lucky enough you may be able to spot a celebrity or two from your favorite movies here.

3. Chesebro Wildlife Trail (Santa Monica Mountains) – 2 mile loop
This is a fairly easy hike-a flat trail with tons of scenic views and wildlife. This trail is extremely family-friendly. If you’re looking for a quiet walk with tons of foliage, then this hike is perfect.

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Pamela

Pamela Liquigan has been working in the home care industry for many years. She’s observed firsthand how challenging it can be for the elderly to not get the right support they really need and understand the options they have so they can have the peace of mind that everything will be more than just okay. She is an advocate for each patient in the senior communities. She’s passionate and compassionate to provide encouragement and to be the voice for each individual. She uses her expertise, her knowledge and her resources to suggest specific, personalized options for care, along with detailed information about the processes and next steps while working closely with everyone involved in the care of the patient. She is involved in the community regularly and continues to strive so all of the elderly can get what they need when they need it most so they can have the freedom and independence to focus on the activities they love and live a life they envision.

One Comment on “Senior Hikes in Southern California
  • Ryan Says :
    April 3, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Awesome, thanks for the tips!

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