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Murphy Ranch is a beautiful hike that allows hikers to reach a unique historical site.
The hike begins from a neighborhood—not a designated parking lot—but it soon departs the paved roads for a gated dirt road to head down into Rustic Canyon. The hike begins by traversing along the ridge, but then it drops precipitously into the canyon bottom below.
There, it crisscrosses the creek while winding its way through the lush vegetation and towering trees. In the bottom of the canyon, you'll find the ruins of Murphy Ranch, "a compound built by Nazi sympathizers in the 1930s" that was abandoned after a fire in 1978 and left to decay.
([Source](https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/rustic-canyon-hike-will-rogers)) Sources: https://cahikingadventures.com/murphy-ranch-trail/ https://trails.lacounty.gov/Trail/264/rustic-canyon-trail https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/rustic-canyon-hike-will-rogers/