The City of Angels is renowned for its eternal summer, and with that comes a plethora of outdoor activities to keep you healthy and fit. From races and rides to climbs and places to refuel, Los Angeles County has something for everyone. With Governor Newsom's recent plan to lift the stay-at-home order and gradually reduce restrictions on Californians, now is the perfect time to get out and explore the great outdoors. One of the best places to start is the Silver Lake Reservoir jogging trail.
This 2.2-mile path is mostly flat and mostly dirt, and it circles what used to be an urban lake in the neighborhood of the same name, near downtown Los Angeles. It's a great way to get some exercise while taking in some of the city's most beautiful sights. For those looking for a more challenging experience, Strawberry Peak is one of Los Angeles' true cross-country mountain biking circuits. The west side of Los Angeles offers many great options for cycling in nearby canyons, but vehicle traffic can make these roads intimidating. If you're looking for a more peaceful ride, head inland to Buckhorn Camp in the Angeles National Forest.
It's about a 90-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles, but it's well worth it. Unlike most of the country, where recreational activities are dictated by the thermometer, there is no such seasonal limitation in Los Angeles. Topanga State Park's Los Liones Canyon Trail begins along Los Liones Drive (across the street from an unmistakable Mormon church). Founded in 1886, Elysian Park is the oldest park in the city and offers the unique experience of running on trails in the immediate vicinity of downtown Los Angeles. No matter what type of outdoor activity you're looking for, there's something for everyone in Los Angeles County. So get out there and take advantage of all that this beautiful city has to offer!.