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Lower Canyonback Trail, Santa Monica Mountains, CA

Lower Canyonback Trail

Lower Canyonback Trail Location: Eastern Santa Monica Mountains. Google Maps lists it as the “Whoops Trailhead.” From I-405, take Sunset […]

Fire road in the Angeles National Forest

Doc Larsen Loop

Doc Larsen Loop Location: Lakeview Terrace at the corner of Dominica Ave. and Jimenez St. From I-210, take the Wheatland […]

View of Mt. Baldy from the Mt. Wilson Toll Road

Mt. Wilson Toll Road

Mt. Wilson Toll Road Location: The easiest access point is the corner of Pinecrest Drive and Bowring Drive in Altadena. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yoda's hut in the Dagobah Swamp

Dagobah Swamp

Image: LA Weekly Dagobah Swamp Location: Outer rim territories. Even from the relatively close planet of Hoth, allow at least […]

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 […]

Meadow on Mt. Pinos, Ventura County, CA
Avalon Panorama

Trans-Catalina Trail

Trans-Catalina Trail Location: Though the most common route for hiking the Trans-Catalina Trail is from Avalon, this is a write-up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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