View of the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara, CA from Knapp's Castle

Knapp’s Castle

Knapp’s Castle Location: Los Padres National Forest north of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, head north on Highway 154 for 7.8 miles.  Make a hard right on East Camino Cielo […]

Bottom of the canyon, Chatsworth Trails Park

Chatsworth Trails Park

Chatsworth Trails Park Location: Chatsworth. From the San Fernando Valley, take the 118 Freeway west to DeSoto Ave. Turn left and go 0.7 miles to Chatsworth St. Turn right and […]

Hemet Maze Stone

Hemet Maze Stone Location: Northwest of Hemet.  From Highway 74 (8.5 miles east of the 215 Freeway and 5 miles west of downtown Hemet) head north on California Avenue.  Follow […]

0:12 - Indian Paintbrush on the west trail

Dominguez Gap Wetlands (Long Beach)

Dominguez Gap Wetlands (Long Beach) Location: Del Mar Avenue and Virginia Vista Court, Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach.  From the 405 Freeway, take the Long Beach Blvd. exit and […]

Hosp Grove Park

Hosp Grove Park Location: Carlsbad, near the intersection of I-5 and Highway 78, San Diego County.  From I-5, take the Las Flores Drive exit.  Turn left if you’re coming from […]

Devil’s Punchbowl Loop

Devil’s Punchbowl Loop Location: High desert near Valyermo and Pearblossom.  From Highway 14, take the Pearblossom Highway exit.  Merge onto Sierra Highway, go 0.8 miles and continue onto Pearblossom Highway.  […]

Sunset, Guajome Regional Park

Guajome Regional Park

Guajome Regional Park Location: Oceanside.  From I-5, take Highway 76 east for 7.2 miles.  Turn right into the park and turn right into the day use area.  From I-15, take […]

0:10 - Looking north about 2/3 of the way up

Tarantula Hill (Thousand Oaks)

 Tarantula Hill (Thousand Oaks) Location: Thousand Oaks.  From Highway 101, take the Lynn Road exit.  Head north (turn left if you’re coming from the west; right if from the east) […]

0:00 - Start of the hike by the campground (click thumbnails to see the full sized versions)

Table Mountain Nature Trail

Table Mountain Nature Trail Location:  Table Mountain Campground, Angeles National Forest near Big Pines.  From I-15, take Highway 138 west for 8.6 miles.  Turn left on Highway 2 (Angeles Crest […]

0:07  - At the junction

Toro Canyon Park

Toro Canyon Park Location: Santa Barbara foothills, near Montecito.  From Highway 101 in either direction, take the Padaro Lane exit.  If you’re coming from Santa Barbara, turn left, cross the […]

0:02 - Split at the beginning of the loop

Inaja Memorial Trail

Inaja Memorial Trail Location: Eastern San Diego County, a mile east of Santa Ysabel, during the stretch of overlap between Highway 78 and Highway 79.  It’s located on the south […]

Franklin Creek, Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park Location: Carpinteria, on the corner of Ash Avenue and Sandyland Road.  From Ventura/L.A., take Highway 101 to the Casitas Pass Road exit.  Turn left on […]

BMC Branches

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Location: Morongo Valley.  From I-10, take Highway 62 northeast for 11.3 miles.  Turn right on East Drive (signed for Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.)  Go 0.2 miles […]

0:14 - Trail junction at the bottom of the canyon (head right)

Camarillo Grove Community Park

  Camarillo Grove Community Park Location: Camarillo.  From Highway 101, take the the Camarillo Springs Road exit.  Head east (turn left if you’re coming from Ventura or right if from […]

0:00 - Beginning of the hike on Rosa Drew Drive (click thumbnails to see the full sized versions)

Mason Regional Park

  Mason Regional Park Location: Irvine.  Free parking is available on the corner of Rosa Drew Drive and Tamarack Way.  From I-405, take the Jeffrey Rd./Unviersity Dr. exit.  Head west […]

Crest Canyon (Del Mar)

Crest Canyon (Del Mar) Location: Durango Drive and Lozana Road, Del Mar.  From I-5, take the Del Mar Heights Road exit and head west for 0.5 miles.  Turn right on […]

0:38 - Head through the picnic area to the paved road back to the park's entrance

San Dieguito County Park

San Dieguito County Park Location: North San Diego County, near Del Mar and Solana Beach.  From I-5, exit at Lomas Santa Fe and drive east (turn left if you’re coming […]