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Must-do Southern California hikes for 2014

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They say that Los Angeles only has two seasons: smog season and fire season. Yes, it sometimes seems hard to escape the smog and the fires can certainly be scary, but if you know where to find the trails, neither smog or fire will stop you from getting out and enjoying nature. The right hiking trail may depend on where you live or your ability level and it also depends on the season. In the winter months, hikers can take advantage of L.A.'s year-round climate and enjoy nature, while in the hot summer months, the higher peaks are inviting escapes from the heat and the smog. Here are, month by month, twelve must-do hikes for 2014.

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