Secret Staircases of Rustic Canyon + Murphy Ranch

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Sullivan Ridge at Casale Rd

Capri Drive and Casale Road · Los Angeles, CA

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Meet on the corner of Capri and Casale

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A hidden staircase, the longest public staircase in Los Angeles, drops 24 stories into the middle of lush Rustic Canyon. I will combine a 6-mile hike with the stairs taking in Rustic and Sullivan Canyons by way of little known trails. Along the way we'll visit Murphy Ranch, a 1930s hideout where, according to urban legend, Third Reich sympathizers could sequester themselves until German rule had been established in the USA

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What does the inventor of the photobooth, The Beach Boys, a bunch of WWII-era NAZIs and Charlie Manson have in common? Answer will be revealed during hike!

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