Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Location: 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara. From the south, take Highway 101 to exit 95 (Salinas St.) Follow Salinas St. for 0.8 miles to a […]

East Mt. Lowe Trail, Angeles National Forest, CA

Mt. Lowe Trail Camp from Eaton Saddle

Mt. Lowe Trail Camp from Eaton Saddle Location: Eaton Saddle, Angeles National Forest.  From I-210 in La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2) northeast for 14 miles.  Take […]

Murrieta Creek, Ojai, CA

Murrieta Trail Camp

Murrieta Trail Camp Location: Los Padres National Forest northwest of Ojai. In Google Maps, use the address 3970 Matilija Canyon Road for the approximate location. From Highway 101 in Ventura […]

Douglas Family Preserve, Santa Barbara, CA

Douglas Family Preserve

Douglas Family Preserve Location: Coastal Santa Barbara. The preserve has several entrances. The route described here uses the entrance off of Cliff Drive, next to Arroyo Burro Beach. From Highway […]

San Fernando Valley as seen from the Kagel Truck Trail, Angeles National Forest, CA

Kagel Mountain

Kagel Mountain Location: Western San Gabriel Mountains near the San Fernando Valley.   From I-210 in Sunland, take the Foothill Blvd. (Osborne St. if you’re coming from the west) exit […]

CP Northwest Loop Panorama

Central Park (Santa Clarita)

Central Park (Santa Clarita) Location: 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. From I-5, take the Valencia Blvd. exit and head east for 2.5 miles. Turn left on to Bouquet Canyon […]

Sunny Jim Cave, La Jolla, CA

La Jolla Coast Walk

La Jolla Coast Walk Location: La Jolla. From the north, take the La Jolla Village Drive exit. Turn right and follow La Jolla Village Drive 0.7 miles to Torrey Pines […]


Winston Peak/Winston Ridge

Winston Peak/Winston Ridge Location:  Angeles National Forest.  From I-210 in La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway (route 2) northeast for 32.7 miles to Cloudburst Summit.  Park in the turnout […]

Sandstone caves, Buena Vista Canyon, Montecito, CA

Wiman/Old Pueblo/Buena Vista Loop

Wiman/Old Pueblo/Buena Vista Loop Location: Montecito, south of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take the San Ysidro Rd. exit (93) and head north (turn right if you’re coming from Ventura; […]

Kratka Ridge, Angeles National Forest

Kratka Ridge

Kratka Ridge Location: Angeles National Forest.  From I-210 in La Canada, take Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) northeast for 36.5 miles to the Vista Day Use Area, shortly past the […]

Catalina Island as seen from the Alta Vicente Reserve, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Alta Vicente Reserve

Alta Vicente Reserve Location: Upper Point Vicente Park, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes. From downtown Redondo Beach, take Palos Verdes Drive West south from Pacific Coast Highway. Follow it […]

Saddle Rock, Montecito, CA

Hot Springs/Saddle Rock/Girard/McMenemy Loop

Hot Springs/Saddle Rock/Girard/McMenemy Loop Location: Montecito, south of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take the Olive Mill exit (94A) and head north for 1.8 miles (Olive Mill becomes Hot Springs […]

Wetlands at Tablert Nature Preserve, Orange County, CA

Talbert Nature Preserve

Talbert Nature Preserve Location: There are several access points. The hike described below begins at Fairview Park, Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa. From the 405 Freeway, take the Harbor Blvd. exit […]

View of Lockwood Valley, Los Padres National Forest, CA

McGill Trail (Los Padres National Forest)

McGill Trail (Los Padres National Forest) Location: North Ventura/south Kern County. From I-5, take exit 205 (Frazier Mtn. Park Road) and head west for 12.1 miles. En route, Frazier Mtn. […]

GP East View

Gold Mountain

Gold Mountain Location: Northeast of Big Bear Lake. From the intersection of highways 38 and 18 at the east end of the lake, head northeast on Highway 18 for 3.6 […]

Serra Cross, Ventura, CA

Serra Cross from Grant Park (Ventura)

Serra Cross from Grant Park (Ventura) Location: Behind City Hall, Ventura. From the south and east, take the 101 Freeway to the California St. exit (70A). Turn right and follow […]

Zuma Canyon, Malibu, CA

Chumash Indian Trail (Zuma Canyon)

Chumash Indian Trail (Zuma Canyon) Location: Malibu. From Pacific Coast Highway (20 miles northwest of Santa Monica; 25 miles southeast of Oxnard) head north on Busch Drive. Follow it 1.4 […]