Lopez Canyon, San Diego, CA

Lopez Canyon (San Diego)

Lopez Canyon (San Diego) Location: North San Diego. From the north, take I-5 to the Carmel Mountain Road exit. Turn left, cross over the freeway and turn right onto Vista […]

Coyote Hills Trail, SImi Valley, CA

Coyote Hills/Wood Ranch Loop (Simi Valley)

Coyote Hills/Wood Ranch Loop (Simi Valley) Location: Coyote Hills Park, 275 Valley Gate Road, Simi Valley.  From Highway 118, take the First St. exit and go south (turn right if […]

Rattle Eucalyptus Grove

Rattlesnake Trail (Orange)

Rattlesnake Trail (Orange) Location: Orange, at the intersection of Randall St. and Kennymead St. From the 55 Freeway, take the Katella Ave. exit. Head east (turn left if you’re coming […]

La Tour, Victoria Beach, Laguna, CA

La Tour (Victoria Beach, Laguna)

La Tour (Victoria Beach, Laguna) Location: Victoria Beach, Laguna. Access to Victoria Beach is via a staircase located between 2703 and 2713 Victoria Drive. From downtown Laguna Beach, take Pacific […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Creek Trail, Elsmere Canyon Open Space, Santa Clarita, CA

Elsmere Canyon

Elsmere Canyon Location: Santa Clarita.  From the 14 Freeway, take the Newhall Ave. exit.  If you’re coming from the south, turn right; the north, left, and drive to the end […]

Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve

  Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve Location: Lakeside, east of San Diego. From the north end of the freeway portion of Highway 67, take a right on Mapleview, go 0.3 […]

Following the trail up Rock Mountain, San Diego County

Rock Mountain (Fallbrook)

Rock Mountain (Fallbrook) Location: North San Diego County, between Fallbrook and Temecula. From the Inland Empire, take I-15 to Rancho California Road in Temecula. Turn right and go 2.5 miles […]

San Jacinto Mountains at dusk on the Randall Henderson Trail, Palm Desert, CA

Randall Henderson Trail

Randall Henderson Trail Location: Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitors’ Center, 51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert. From I-10, take Monterey Avenue south for 9.7 miles (Monterey Avenue […]

BL Map

Big Laguna Trail

Big Laguna Trail Location: Eastern San Diego County in the Cleveland National Forest, near the town of Mt. Laguna.  From San Diego, take I-8 to exit 47 (Sunrise Highway or […]

View of Upper Franklin Canyon Reservoir, Hollywood Hills

Upper Franklin Canyon Reservoir

Upper Franklin Canyon Reservoir Location: Hollywood Hills.  From the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 freeway to Coldwater Canyon.  Head south on Coldwater for 2.5 miles and take a hard […]

NR Ascent

Nicholas Ridge Motorway

Nicholas Ridge Motorway Location: Northwest of Malibu. From Pacific Coast Highway, 21 miles south of Ventura and 25 miles north of Santa Monica, take Decker Canyon Road (Highway 23) north […]