Hikely offers tourists and locals alike a trail less traveled. Visitors step off the tour bus and experience Los Angeles like a local would. And what if you are a local? A Hikely makes the perfect birthday gift, romantic date, or family bonding outdoor activity. The personalization that goes into each hike sets Hikely apart from our competitors. Customers see the best views in Los Angeles while simultaneously learning about the trail from their tour guide.
Ready to hike? Simply lace up your shoes, grab your water bottle, and meet your fun guide at Hikely for one of six adventure filled hikes through the Santa Monica Mountains. Once we’re together, Hikely takes care of the rest. We keep pace for the group and makes sure no one gets lost. We are trained in wilderness first aid and carry first aid kits and extra bottles of water. We also have you covered with hiking poles and headlamps should you want them. Tours range from 2 to 8 miles and generally last 1 to 4 hours.
Hiking is the ideal tourist activity because it’s more intimate than riding bikes and more engaging than a tour bus. If you’re on vacation and looking for a fun outdoor group activity for all ages, this is it! We offer an engaging educational opportunity to learn more about Los Angeles and also to bond over a shared sense of accomplishment. Hiking with Hikely is a novel experience that will send you home with unique stories and memories. Are you ready to see a new side of Los Angeles?
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Hikely offers captivating and educational personalized guided hikes through the Santa Monica Mountains.
We want to take you on an experiential hike that you’ll never forget. We engage the mind, body, and soul with our six thematic hiking tours. Hikely aims to bring you and your loved ones closer by creating a connection in the outdoors over a shared sense of accomplishment and release of endorphins. Together, we celebrate the rich history and beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains while feeling great!
Encourage creativity by selecting your own personalized hiking experience.
Bring people together with their common love of the outdoors and nature.
Support mindfulness by engaging one another to be fully present and appreciate of the scenic trails.
Enthusiastically share the history of the Santa Monica Mountains and indigenous plant and animal life.
Respect for the outdoors: leave no trace, do not shortcut trails, do not hike on closed paths, and do not trespass.
Respect for ourselves and one another: we know our limits and hike within them.
In addition to federal funding for the cost of daily operations and special projects, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area also receives important financial support in the form of donations. Hikely LLC donates a portion of its annual proceeds to the Santa Monica Mountains Fund which uses the monies for visitor services and safety, education programs, and projects that protect natural and cultural resources.
Some of the most recognizable items Hikely donations support are mountain lion and bobcat research, restoration work of park lands, and our very own native plant fair. Without these donations from the Santa Monica Mountains Funds, these programs in the Santa Monica Mountains might well cease to exist.
Hikely LLC also donates their time and energy by volunteering. The Santa Monica Mountains offers many opportunities for those who wish to donate toward the betterment of their park. By choosing Hikely, you are teaching your children the value of our national parks and contributing to the donations given to the Santa Monica Mountains Fund.
Marly Benedicto is the founder of Hikely. She grew up in the great outdoors of Missouri and the beaches of Southern California. Summers were spent exploring rivers, caves, and mountains. It’s no surprise that as an adult, it’s hard to keep her inside.
After spending a decade in the fashion industry, Marly decided to satiate her desire for beauty by the outdoors instead of the runways. It’s only natural that the Santa Monica Mountains became her muse as Los Angelenos have long been inspired by the retreat these canyons provide.
Hikely began as a passion project and has turned into a coastal tour guide company that brings people together through the great outdoors. There’s no other place Marly would rather be than spending her days among the coastal canyons that adorn her home. And there’s no other service more rewarding to her than sharing her knowledge and appreciation of the Santa Monica Mountains with others. Book a tour with Hikely for an inspired and memorable hiking experience.
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