Best forests in Los Angeles

Check out the top forests in Los Angeles, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Bourgeois Pig
1. Bourgeois Pig
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109 local reviews
5931 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 323-464-6008
CafeStorePoint of interest
Melynda
Cool little cafe where you can head over and people watch, waiting for celebrities from scientology centre…
Liam
Wifi, totally decent food and coffee, and a really relaxed atmosphere. You *have* to check out the room around…
Crystal
If you like drinking organic coffee at midnight in a magical forest this place might be for you. Awesome…
1. Bourgeois Pig
1. Bourgeois Pig
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109 local reviews
5931 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 323-464-6008
Melynda
Melynda
Cool little cafe where you can head over and people watch, waiting for celebrities from scientology centre across the way. Weird little…
Liam
Liam
Wifi, totally decent food and coffee, and a really relaxed atmosphere. You *have* to check out the room around the bar to the right - it's…
Crystal
Crystal
If you like drinking organic coffee at midnight in a magical forest this place might be for you. Awesome ambiance, and a great place to hang…
2. The Birdcage Coffee House
2. The Birdcage Coffee House
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10 local reviews
224 W 4th St, Long Beach
Closed · Opens Friday 7:00 AM
+1 562-628-9835
CafeStorePoint of interest
Jay
This is without a doubt my go to spot in Long Beach for coffee and tasty croissant sandwiches. It feels like a…
2. The Birdcage Coffee House
2. The Birdcage Coffee House
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10 local reviews
224 W 4th St, Long Beach
Closed · Opens Friday 7:00 AM
+1 562-628-9835
Jay
Jay
This is without a doubt my go to spot in Long Beach for coffee and tasty croissant sandwiches. It feels like a little paradise inside a…
3. Cliff's Edge
3. Cliff's Edge
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144 local reviews
3626 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
+1 323-666-6116
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Angel
It looks like nothing special from the outside but the unassuming exterior hides one of the best spots for a…
Sam
This is one of LA's best kept secrets. This old world restaurant feels like its tucked in a hidden forest…
Dino
Call for reservation, sit outside, so weather permitting. Request a table up top outside, go for brunch. The…
3. Cliff's Edge
3. Cliff's Edge
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144 local reviews
3626 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 10:30 PM
+1 323-666-6116
Angel
Angel
It looks like nothing special from the outside but the unassuming exterior hides one of the best spots for a romantic date. The gorgeous…
Sam
Sam
This is one of LA's best kept secrets. This old world restaurant feels like its tucked in a hidden forest. Dark romantic lighting, and…
Dino
Dino
Call for reservation, sit outside, so weather permitting. Request a table up top outside, go for brunch. The black forest ham crepe is…
4. Descanso Gardens
4. Descanso Gardens
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83 local reviews
1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+1 818-949-4200
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Chris
This is a lovely little garden tucked back into LaCanada/Flintridge. Used to be a private home which is…
Valerie
Beautiful park not too far away. Huge old oak tree forest with camelia trees of all kinds under the canopy. …
Seth
Beautiful gardens with a forested feel, there is a Japanese garden and tea house, a camellia forest, a lilac…
4. Descanso Gardens
4. Descanso Gardens
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83 local reviews
1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+1 818-949-4200
Chris
Chris
This is a lovely little garden tucked back into LaCanada/Flintridge. Used to be a private home which is located at the back of the…
Valerie
Valerie
Beautiful park not too far away. Huge old oak tree forest with camelia trees of all kinds under the canopy. They bloom late winter, early…
Seth
Seth
Beautiful gardens with a forested feel, there is a Japanese garden and tea house, a camellia forest, a lilac grove and many other stunning…
5. Forest Lawn Memorial Park
5. Forest Lawn Memorial Park
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17 local reviews
1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale
Closed · Opens Friday 8:00 AM
+1 323-254-3131
CemeteryFuneral homePoint of interest
Daisy
Forest Lawn Cemetery is also known by its nickname ‘Glendale’s Walk of Fame’, as this is the place where a…
Cece
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
5. Forest Lawn Memorial Park
5. Forest Lawn Memorial Park
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17 local reviews
1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale
Closed · Opens Friday 8:00 AM
+1 323-254-3131
Daisy
Daisy
Forest Lawn Cemetery is also known by its nickname ‘Glendale’s Walk of Fame’, as this is the place where a number of famous celebrities are…
Cece
Cece
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
6. Sturtevant Falls
6. Sturtevant Falls
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8 local reviews
Sturtevant Falls
Natural featureEstablishment
Brennan
Hike 3.5 miles round trip to a wonderful waterfall. You will hike along a river and view old hunting cabins…
Angel
Short beautiful hike to a waterfall! You will pass by adorable villages in the forest on the way there. It's a…
Joseph
Angeles National Forest is filled with hiking trails, rivers, and small waterfalls. I go here whenever I can…
6. Sturtevant Falls
6. Sturtevant Falls
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8 local reviews
Sturtevant Falls
Brennan
Brennan
Hike 3.5 miles round trip to a wonderful waterfall. You will hike along a river and view old hunting cabins still owned by people and kept…
Angel
Angel
Short beautiful hike to a waterfall! You will pass by adorable villages in the forest on the way there. It's a short fun adorable hike - or…
Joseph
Joseph
Angeles National Forest is filled with hiking trails, rivers, and small waterfalls. I go here whenever I can use a get away into nature.
7. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
7. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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441 local reviews
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
+1 626-405-2100
LibraryArt galleryMuseum
Irene
6 mins away by car. This is a great place to spend the day when the weather is mild and sunny (not too great…
Doris
If you're a fan of botanical gardens, this place is an enormous estate with classical Japanese and Chinese…
Melik
If you like to see varieties of Trees and history you can visit this place with the kids. Lots of walking…
7. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
7. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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441 local reviews
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
+1 626-405-2100
Irene
Irene
6 mins away by car. This is a great place to spend the day when the weather is mild and sunny (not too great if it's over 90 degrees!) 12…
Doris
Doris
If you're a fan of botanical gardens, this place is an enormous estate with classical Japanese and Chinese gardens, a huge rose garden, a…
Melik
Melik
If you like to see varieties of Trees and history you can visit this place with the kids. Lots of walking through forests.
8. Angeles National Forest
8. Angeles National Forest
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20 local reviews
Angeles National Forest, Palmdale
+1 626-574-1613
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Agustin
Most people have no idea that the nations first National Forest is located in Los Angeles, the Angeles…
Bobby
This incredible national forest is so close to it all! Hiking and waterfalls and views, you're in the…
Melodia
A forest within 20min!
8. Angeles National Forest
8. Angeles National Forest
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20 local reviews
Angeles National Forest, Palmdale
+1 626-574-1613
Agustin
Agustin
Most people have no idea that the nations first National Forest is located in Los Angeles, the Angeles National Forest is a massive mountain…
Bobby
Bobby
This incredible national forest is so close to it all! Hiking and waterfalls and views, you're in the mountains just minutes outside LA.
Melodia
Melodia
A forest within 20min!
9. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
9. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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1439 local reviews
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Closed · Opens Friday 11:00 AM
+1 323-857-6000
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Keller
Great permanent and temporary collections. Go get coffee at the restaurant cafe there in between. Check out…
Kathy
Great art museum. Children's activities on Saturday, free jazz concerts on Friday nights, good selfie spots…
9. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
9. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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1439 local reviews
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Closed · Opens Friday 11:00 AM
+1 323-857-6000
Keller
Keller
Great permanent and temporary collections. Go get coffee at the restaurant cafe there in between. Check out the cool lamp post forest in…
Kathy
Kathy
Great art museum. Children's activities on Saturday, free jazz concerts on Friday nights, good selfie spots with a forest of lamp posts.
10. Millard Canyon
10. Millard Canyon
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3 local reviews
Millard Canyon, Pasadena
Natural featureEstablishment
Ulises
Great hike&bike by a stream that keeps the forest green and shadey
Patty
Hike through the forest to the waterfall
10. Millard Canyon
10. Millard Canyon
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3 local reviews
Millard Canyon, Pasadena
Ulises
Ulises
Great hike&bike by a stream that keeps the forest green and shadey
Patty
Patty
Hike through the forest to the waterfall
11. The Pacific Seas
11. The Pacific Seas
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54 local reviews
648 S Broadway, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 213-627-1673
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Philip And Kathleen
Located downtown, this is a fabulous place. Huge building, fair prices open cafateria, 5 distinctly themed…
Kelly
Old LA cafeteria from the 1920's rebuilt with three levels and bars. Decorated with forest scenery and amazing…
11. The Pacific Seas
11. The Pacific Seas
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54 local reviews
648 S Broadway, Los Angeles
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 213-627-1673
Philip And Kathleen
Philip And Kathleen
Located downtown, this is a fabulous place. Huge building, fair prices open cafateria, 5 distinctly themed eating areas(think Jungle, Deep…
Kelly
Kelly
Old LA cafeteria from the 1920's rebuilt with three levels and bars. Decorated with forest scenery and amazing craft cocktails.
12. Griffith Park
12. Griffith Park
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426 local reviews
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles
+1 323-913-4688
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Corina
My favorite hiking loop with my dogs! There is a side entrance to the park nearby. If you walk towards the…
Charles Darius
Cool forest lol but seriously people really like it for picnics, trails, work out etc.
12. Griffith Park
12. Griffith Park
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426 local reviews
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles
+1 323-913-4688
Corina
Corina
My favorite hiking loop with my dogs! There is a side entrance to the park nearby. If you walk towards the dead end of Griffith Park, the…
Charles Darius
Charles Darius
Cool forest lol but seriously people really like it for picnics, trails, work out etc.