Looking for a good hike? I found this really interesting trail from an article on LAist .
It’s called The Cobb Estate, but it is also known as the “Haunted Forest”. The land was once owned by the Marx Brothers and it houses the ruins of “White City,” a vacation spot from the 1900’s that was abandoned after a series of fires and mudslides. I don’t know about you, but every part of that made me want to hike it.
Take the Sam Merril Trail following signs for the Cobb Estate. A beautiful 2-hour hike will take you up the mountain, with great views the whole way. Pack a lunch and eat it at the top. You can explore the foundations of the once-was hotel as well as all the gears and carts that would bring guests up the mountain. There are plaques around the area with pictures of what the resort used to look like.
If you are feeling ambitions, there is another 2 mile trail from there to Inspiration Point.
Either way, it’s a good workout, great views, and a little bit of history in there to mix it up. Check it out!