When I think of Los Angeles, I think of Hollywood and food. When reading about traveling to LA, it’s often about the hottest food spots, studio tours and best shopping spots. I’ve been in Los Angeles for the past month visiting Alex’s hometown. One day, Alex took me for a drive to the mountains to see a sunset. It was was Los Angeles National Forest Park where he took me. I have never heard of the park until I saw the sign on the side of the road. As Alex and I rode through the windy roads and mountains, I was incredibly astonished by what the park has to offer. The mountain range appeared to be endless. I pulled up the app, All Trails, and learned that there are many trails in the park and also a hidden waterfall.
Alex and I returned to the park a few days later and drove to the top of Mt. Wilson, the highest mountain in the park. When we arrived there, we encountered the most magical scene. Right in front of us, there was a sea of clouds and we felt like we were floating in air. We enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch and relaxing there.
We plan to return to the park to check out some trails to hike. Nonetheless, this national forest park deserves to be put on top of the list of places to visit in Los Angeles and also on top of the list of national parks to visit in the US.