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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 […]

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 […]

View from the top of the Olinda Oil Museum Trail

Olinda Oil Museum Trail

Olinda Oil Museum Trail Location: Olinda Oil Museum, 4025 Santa Fe Rd, Brea. From the 57 Freeway, take the Lambert Road exit and head east for a total of 2.4 […]

Wilson East View

Mt. Wilson/Devore Camp Loop

Mt. Wilson/Devore Camp Loop Location:  Just below the summit of Mt. Wilson.  From I-210, follow Highway 2 (the Angeles Crest Highway) northeast for 14 miles to Mt. Wilson/Red Box Road.  […]

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 […]

0:20 - Junction on the Backbone Trail (left turn)

Saddle Peak (East Approach)

Saddle Peak (East Approach) Location: Santa Monica Mountains between Topanga and Malibu. From Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway 9.5 miles to Las Flores Canyon.  Go right and take Las […]

Stair Steps Trail (Laguna Beach)

Stair Steps Trail (Laguna Beach) Location: Laguna Beach. As of this writing, parking is available in a vacant lot on the south side of the Canyon Animal Hospital, 20732 Laguna […]

Heise Glens View

William Heise County Park (Julian)

William Heise County Park Location: Eastern San Diego County, near Julian.  On Highway 78, about 35 miles east of Escondido and a mile west of Julian, at the town of […]

0:36 - Creek crossing

Rattlesnake Canyon (Santa Barbara)

Rattlesnake Canyon Location: Santa Barbara.  From the south, take Highway 101 to Salinas St.  Follow Salinas 0.8 miles to a rotary.  Take the second exit on the rotary, signed as […]

San Antonio Creek Trail (Santa Barbara)

San Antonio Creek Trail (Santa Barbara) Location: Tucker’s Grove County Park, Santa Barbara.  From Highway 101, take the Turnpike Road exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from […]

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 […]

Challenger canyon

Challenger Park (Simi Valley)

Challenger Park (Simi Valley) Location: South Simi Valley.  From Highway 118, take the First St. exit and go south (turn right if you’re coming from the west, left if from […]

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.  […]

Engelmann Oak in Jack Creek Meadow

Jack Creek Meadow Loop (Daley Ranch)

Jack Creek Meadow Loop (Daley Ranch) Location: 3024 La Honda Drive, Escondido, CA.  From I-15, take the El Norte exit and head east for 3.1 miles.  Turn left on La […]