2. Sturtevant Falls
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST
There’s something magical about the shady trail to Sturtevant Falls that leads through the Angeles Forest in the San Bernardino Mountains. If sitting in traffic and sucking in fumes is getting you down, this 3.5-mile hike is perfect for clearing your head—and your lungs. There are quite a few obstacles on the trail so be prepared to get your feet wet. You’ll also hike past a few quaint log cabins and, of course, be treated to a majestic 50-foot waterfall at the conclusion.