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Top 45 hikes in the West

Hit the trail on these iconic and under-the-radar hikes through unforgettable desert, mountain, and coastal terrain

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Sam Merrill Trail, Altadena, CA
David Zaitz

Sam Merrill Trail, Altadena, CA

Moderately strenuous 5-mile round-trip trail, paralleling the route of the old Mount Lowe Railroad, offering great views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Los Angeles Basin.

More: Explore Altadena, L.A.'s backdoor escape

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