03/23/2012 02:30 pm ET Updated May 23, 2012

PHOTOS: 5 Amazing Ocean View Hikes

How do you feel when you see the ocean -- relaxed, right? Whenever life in Los Angeles gets too hectic, it's comforting to know the Pacific is just a quick escape away. A look at the ocean named for its calm is guaranteed to pacify, especially when that perspective comes from one of Southern California's ocean view hiking trails. From Point Mugu to Palos Verdes, there are numerous places to find a piece of quiet and stare out at the big blue beyond. If ocean views are what your hiking heart desires, check out these five great trails that pack more Pacific punch than most hikes in Los Angeles.

5 Ocean View Hikes in Los Angeles