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A Guide to Hiking Grimes Canyon

Guide to Hiking and Photographing Grimes Canyon - Los Angeles

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Have you been wondering how to hike to Grimes Canyon? I first spotted it when browsing around on Instagram. It is such a unique spot and makes such a great photo op. I knew I had to hunt it down during my trip to LA. When I realized it was just outside of Los Angeles and only a 10-minute hike, I was sold! So now I’ve put together this post so you can hike to Grimes Canyon, too! Enjoy. 🙂

 

Guide to Hiking and Photographing Grimes Canyon - Los Angeles

 

A Guide to Hiking Grimes Canyon

 

How to Get to Grimes Canyon

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8884 Grimes Canyon Road

Moorpark, CA 93021

 

Grimes Canyon is located in Ventura County, about an hour’s drive from downtown Los Angeles (without traffic of course). You will wind your way along Grimes Canyon Road until you come to 8884 Grimes Canyon Road. 

 

From here you’ll see an area where you can pull off beside the road and park. If you are worried about getting a ticket, don’t be. An officer actually did stop and ask me what I was doing. I simply explained I wanted to hike to the top of the hill for a photo. He made a joke about how hot it was that day, and then went on about his way. 🙂

 

Guide to Hiking and Photographing Grimes Canyon - Los Angeles

 

Tips for the Hiking Grimes Canyon

  • The hike is very short, and shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to get to the top.
  • It is quite steep. You’ll see a pathway where others have started the hike, however as you continue the path becomes less clear. Basically just keep going up until you can see the curve of the road.

 

Guide to Hiking and Photographing Grimes Canyon - Los Angeles

 

  • Wear long pants because the brush will scratch you, and there are little cacti that you may bump into.
  • I’d also recommend wearing shoes you’re okay with getting dirty because the ground is sandy and not very firm. When I finished I had a shoeful of sand and dirt to dump out.

 

Guide to Hiking and Photographing Grimes Canyon - Los Angeles

 

Guide to Hiking and Photographing Grimes Canyon - Los Angeles

 

And that’s it! Pick a spot at the top to take your photos, and then carefully make your way back down.

 

Guide to Hiking and Photographing Grimes Canyon - Los Angeles

 

I hope you found this guide to hiking Grimes Canyon helpful!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Noelle Across The Pond

    Such a beautiful view! I can’t believe its only a 10 minute hike – will have to stop by if I end up in the LA area for work.

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    • Tiffany Nicole

      Girl you have to go! It’s steep but the view is worth it!

      Reply

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