Tunnel under Highway 74, Orange County, CA

Mesa Loop Trail (Caspers Wilderness Park)

Mesa Loop Trail (Caspers Wilderness Park) Location: Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano.  From I-5 in south Orange County, take the Ortega Highway (route 74) east for 7 1/2 […]

Winnetka Ridge Trail, Woodland Hills, CA

Winnetka Ridge Trail

Winnetka Ridge Trail Location: Woodland Hills. From Highway 101, take the Winnetka Ave. exit and head south (left if you’re coming from L.A., right if you’re coming from Ventura). Follow […]

Oak Grove ascent

Oak Grove Loop (Chino Hills)

Oak Grove Loop (Chino Hills) Location: Grand Avenue Park, Chino Hills. From the 57/60 Freeways, take the Grand Avenue exit and head southeast for 3.3 miles to the park.  Turn […]

Trail to Strawberry Potrero, Angeles National Forest

Strawberry Potrero via Red Box

Strawberry Potrero via Red Box Location: Red Box Picnic Area, Angeles National Forest.  From I-210 in La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway northeast for 14 miles and park at […]

Devil Big Oak

Devil Canyon (San Fernando Valley)

Devil Canyon (San Fernando Valley) Location: Chatsworth. From the 118 Freeway, take the Topanga Canyon Blvd/Highway 27 exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from L.A.; left if […]

Milk Ranch Fire Road, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, San Diego County, CA

Middle Peak (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park)

Middle Peak (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park) Location: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, inland San Diego County.  From San Diego, take I-8 east to Highway 79.  Head north for 2.7 miles, turn […]

Wildwood Canyon Park trail head, Santa Clarita, CA

Wildwood Canyon (Santa Clarita)

Wildwood Canyon (Santa Clarita) Location: Santa Clarita. From the 14 Freeway, take the Newhall Ave. exit and head west (left if you’re coming from L.A.; right if from Palmdale). Follow […]

Vista point above San Dimas Canyon, CA

San Dimas Canyon Loop

San Dimas Canyon Loop Location: Horsethief Canyon Park, San Dimas. From points east, take the 210 Freeway to the Foothill exit. Turn right on Foothill Blvd. and go 0.4 miles […]

Deep Creek, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

Deep Creek Hot Springs via Bowen Ranch

Deep Creek Hot Springs via Bowen Ranch Location: Northwest San Bernardino Mountains between Hesperia and Lake Arrowhead. From I-15 in Hesperia, head east on Main Street for 7.2 miles. Just […]

Los Angeles as seen from the Horse Trail, Pasadena, CA

Horse Trail (Eaton Canyon Natural Area)

Horse Trail (Eaton Canyon Natural Area) Location: Pasadena. From the I-210 freeway, take the Altadena Drive exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from the east; left if […]

Las Llajas Trail Head, Simi Valley, CA

Coquina Mine via Las Llajas Canyon

Coquina Mine via Las Llajas Canyon Location: Evening Sky Drive, Simi Valley. From the 118 Freeway, take the Yosemite Ave. exit. Head north (turn right if you’re coming from the […]

Leaving the wash on the Willow Hole Trail, Joshua Tree National Park

Willow Hole (Joshua Tree National Park)

Willow Hole  (Joshua Tree National Park) Location: Joshua Tree National Park. From Highway 62 in the town of Joshua Tree (about 6 miles east of Yucca Valley, 27 miles east […]

Battle Mountain, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

Piedras Pintadas Trail

Piedras Pintadas Trail Location: Rancho Bernardo Community Tennis Club (part of Rancho Bernardo Community Park), 18402 W. Bernardo Drive, San Diego. From I-15, take the West Bernardo Drive/Pomadero Road exit. […]

American Flag on Bell Peak, Santa Ana foothills, Orange County, CA

Bell Peak (Orange County)

Bell Peak (Orange County) Location: Robinson Ranch, Orange County, in the foothills of the Santa Mountains.  From I-5 in south Orange County, take the Alicia Parkway exit and go northeast […]

SHC Oaks (2)

Slaughterhouse Canyon (Murrieta)

Slaughterhouse Canyon (Murrieta) Location: Murrieta, near the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. From I-15, take the Clinton Keith Road exit and follow it southeast for 4 miles to Avenida La […]

Pyramid Lake, northwest Los Angeles County, CA as seen from the Slide Mountain Trail, Angeles National Forest, CA

Slide Mountain Lookout

Slide Mountain Lookout Location: Angeles National Forest, northwest of Valencia and Castaic. From I-5, take the Templin Highway exit. Head west (turn left if you’re coming from the south; right […]