Saddle Peak is an Easy Urban Hike
Worlds away but not a far drive
It’s the weekend. Let’s stop staring at screens for a sec.
Let’s get outside, chat with some chaparral and hang with some hawks.
Let’s march westward, to the Malibu Line, and take the windy, ear-popping ascent up Las Flores Canyon (across from Dukes) to Saddle Peak, for a morning hike.
Yes, morning. Afternoons are too hot. And yes, hiking. It’s proven to lengthen your days.
Either way, you’re hiking upward on a sun-baked trail above the treeline.
Below, sandstone boulders emerge from a blanket of oak, sage and chaparral. You’ll summit Saddle Peak at 2,805 feet above the cool Pacific — views of which are Ansel Adams-grade at this vantage.
If you’re taking the longer route, pack plenty of water, sunscreen, and for added energy, some delicious filet mignon jerky from Three Jerks Jerky, a Venice Beach concern.
Then go back the way you came.
Either way, your body will thank you.
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