In honor of the baseball playoffs, a hike through Elysian Park

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Nothing is blooming on Elysian Park’s Wildflower trail right now, but there are plenty of friendly dogs and hopeful flashes of Dodger Blue. The day after the Dodgers came back to win Game 2 of the baseball playoffs, the trail across the street from their home stadium was business as usual, hosting hikers, picnickers, and regular dog walkers.

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The trails that wind through Elysian Park don’t get as much attention as other urban hikes in L.A., but every moderate hiker in L.A. should make a point of exploring them. Like the city itself, the trail that winds through the park is an unsettling mix of natural beauty, concrete freeway, and payoffs that will leave you energized and reinforce the reasons you chose to live in this crazy town.

Check out my extended post on Trekalong.com to learn more about this hike.

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