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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WG Camelia View Trail

Wilderness Gardens Preserve

Wilderness Gardens Preserve Location: Highway 76 between Pala and Pauma Valley, 27 miles east of I-5 and 9.7 miles east of I-15. Turn right onto Bodie Blvd, signed for the […]

Panoramic view from the trails of East Walker Ranch, Santa Clarita Valley, CA

East Walker Ranch (Santa Clarita)

East Walker Ranch (Santa Clarita) Location: Santa Clarita, Placerita Canyon.  From L.A., take the 14 Freeway north to Placerita Canyon Road.  Turn right and go 3.4 miles and look for […]

Aerial perspective of Colby Canyon, Angeles National Forest, California

Josephine Peak via Colby Trail

Josephine Peak via Colby Trail Location: Angeles National Forest. From I-210 in La Canada, take Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) northeast for 10 miles to a dirt turnout by mile […]

View of Rodriguez Mountain in the Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve, Valley Center, CA

Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve

Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve Location: Inland San Diego County near Valley Center. From San Diego, take I-15 north to E Via Rancho Parkway. Turn right and follow Via Rancho […]

Top 14 hikes of ’14!

Greetings readers and hikers, I hope this has been a happy, fun and successful year for you all! As is tradition on this site, for the last post of the […]

Oakzanita Peak, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, San Diego County, CA

Oakzanita Peak (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park)

Oakzanita 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 […]

Start of the Arroyo Burro Trail, Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara

Arroyo Burro Loop

Arroyo Burro Loop Location: Los Padres National Forest north of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take Highway 154 north for 7.8 miles to East Camino Cielo. Take a hard right […]

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 […]

Leaving the canyon, heading toward Mountain Home Flats, San Bernardino National Forest

Mountain Home Flats

Mountain Home Flats Location: San Bernardino National Forest. The trail head is located by mile marker 18.45 and the coordinates are N 34 07.632, W 116 59.017 but the only […]

SHWL Bard Lake

Sunset Hills/Woodridge Loop

Sunset Hills/Woodridge Loop Location: Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. From the south, take the 23 Freeway to Sunset Hills Blvd.  Turn right and go 0.2 miles to Erbes Road.  Turn left […]

Stream in Dry Canyon, North Etiwanda Preserve

North Etiwanda Preserve

North Etiwnda Preserve Location: North of Rancho Cucamonga.  From I-210, take the Day Creek Blvd. exit and drive a mile north to Wilson.  Go right on Wilson, drive half a […]

VF Black Oaks

Valley Forge Trail Camp from Eaton Saddle

Valley Forge 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 […]