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08/30/2013 02:26 pm ET | Updated Oct 30, 2013

5 Hikes To Ruins In Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Summits and scenic overlooks are reliable standbys for hikers, but you can have a bit more fun hiking to abandoned ruins in Los Angeles County. These dilapidated destinations, often put to ruin by wildfires, provide a window into L.A.'s past. You'll feel like a backyard archaeologist as you explore old zoo cages, tram lines, youth camps, ranches, and even a commune built by Nazi sympathizers on these five hikes to ruins in Los Angeles.

5 Hikes to Ruins in Los Angeles