6 Swimming Spots Around LA That Aren’t The Beach
Nothing in LA comes easy… you’ll have to hike to it first!
Living in Los Angeles means having access to some of the most iconic beaches in
the world, but few know that our lovely dessert-bound city offers so much more.
If you’re looking to broaden your horizons with a new source of water to take a
refreshing dip, there are plenty of places near the city to cool down from the
Southern Californian sun. And in true Angeleno fashion, you can even fit in a little
workout while you discover Mother Nature’s hidden gems! Here’s a list of five
swimming spots around LA that aren’t the beach. [Featured photo:
1. Malibu Creek Rock Pool
Leap into summer (literally) by taking a short hike through Malibu State Park to
the Malibu Creek Rock Pool! The area tends to get crowded in the warmer
seasons, but locals find it to be no problem since you can easily cool off by
jumping into the water off a rock!
Okay, you won’t actually be able to swim the shallow waters at the waterfall pool
located at the end of this hike – but you’ll definitely enjoy wading through the
waters before you take a refreshing dip under the waterfall! Plus, this makes the
perfect location if you’re looking for your next “nature bae” profile pic.
3. Cooper Canyon Falls
Getting to Cooper Canyon Falls isn’t a complicated task, all you have to do is start
at the Buckhorn Campground and take the Burkhart Trail! The water isn’t deep,
but considering how refreshing the water will feel on a warm summer’s day –
you’ll probably be able to figure something out.
4. Hermit Falls
You’ll have to climb down to get to the swimming hole after a short hike, but we
promise – it’s sooo worth it. With people trecking up and down the rocks can get a
bit slippery, so be careful and hold on the rope for extra safety. Though you may
see people (hopefully pros) jumping off the rocks, it’s not recommended.
5. Bridge to Nowhere
This has to be one of our favorite places in LA, ever! Th