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Los Liones w/ Sarah Portnoy {Spanish}

  • 566 Los Liones Drive Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272 United States (map)

Start off your weekend with a beautiful hike on Los Liones Trail! This Pacific Palisades staple will be sure to brighten up your day with its stunning ocean views and colorful wildflowers. Get ready for a morning of good vibes and even better company!


  • H2O (bring at least one big water bottle)

  • Snack (We should get back to campus in time for you to eat a late lunch after the hike, but we won’t eat lunch on the trail)

  • Sunglasses/Sunscreen/Hat

  • Tennis shoes or hiking boots


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PEAK: Los Liones

DIFFICULTY: 2/5 (4.5 miles, 1200 feet of elevation gain)

SCENERY: sun, wildflowers, coastline, more sun

FUN FACT: You can see mountains, the beach, and the city all at once on this hike!


PROFESSOR: Sarah Portnoy


RATE MY PROFESSOR: 4.3/5 "Professor Portnoy is amazing! She is very caring about her students, super easy to connect with, and really fun to talk to."

Professor Portnoy is a professor of Spanish who researches food and culture in Los Angeles and beyond. Mexican food has a rich history in Los Angeles, from the loncheras (taco trucks) that first appeared on LAs’s streets in the 1980s to the high-end restaurants that exist today. Since food is integrated into nearly every aspect of life, from health to identity, it influences policymaking and is a fascinating topic to study. Profe has written several books, including Food, Health, and Culture in Latino L.A. Every year, Profe leads a Maymester class to Oaxaca, a region of Mexico that is famous for its rich cuisine. The class focuses on the connection between food and art, politics, immigration, and social justice. Students get to tour famous archeological sites, sample mole and other traditional Oaxacan food, and take cooking lessons from several local chefs.


TRIP LEAD: Molly Solem

(fighting on from Oaxaca)

Contact Molly:

Read Molly’s bio here.

ADDRESS: 566 Los Liones Dr., Pacific Palisades CA 90272