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Cooler Than Hiking: Check Out These 5 Shaded Staircases

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By Amanda Schwartz

It’s nice to get outdoors during the summer, but following last week’s heat wave you might be in search of some cooler recreation. Whether or not you’re familiar with L.A.’s hidden staircases (check out Charles Fleming’s book "Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles" for more detailed walks), you can appreciate their shaded and secret garden-esque appeal. Here are a few of our favorites.