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 […]

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. No parking is allowed on weekends in the immediate vicinity […]

Los Angeles as seen from the Horse Trail, Pasadena, CA

Horse Trail (Eaton Canyon Natural Area)

Horse Trail (Eaton Canyon Natural Area) Location: Pasadena. From the I-210 freeway, take the Altadena Drive exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from the east; left if […]

View of the San Gabriel Valley from the Altadena Crest Trail, California

Upper Altadena Crest Trail

Upper Altadena Crest Trail Location: Staging area on the north side of Loma Alta Drive at the intersection with Dabney St. From I-210, take the Lincoln Ave. exit and head […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trail descending to Millard Canyon in the Angeles National Forest, CA

Dawn Mine

Dawn Mine Location: Angeles National Forest above Pasadena. From the 210 Freeway, take the Lincoln Ave. exit and head north for 1.9 miles. Turn right on W. Loma Alta Drive, […]

Footbridge on the Bear Divide Trail, Angeles National Forest

Bear Divide Trail

Bear Divide Trail Location: Western Angeles National Forest between the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Little Tujunga Canyon. From I-210 in Pacoima, take the Osborne St. exit. Cross […]

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 […]

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.  […]

SF Cactus Flowers

South Fork Trail (Angeles National Forest)

South Fork Trail (Angeles National Forest) Location:  Angeles National Forest back country on Highway 2.  From the 210 freeway in La Canada Flintridge, take the Angeles Crest Highway (highway 2) […]

0:00 - Start of the hike, Acorn Drive

Acorn Trail (Wrightwood)

Acorn Trail (Wrightwood) Location: Wrightwood, at the corner of Acorn Drive and Quail Road.  From I-15, take the Highway 138 exit and head west for 8.6 miles.  Turn left on […]

OSYBR San Gabriels

Oak Spring Trail to Yerba Buena Ridge

Oak Spring Trail to Yerba Buena Ridge Location: Western San Gabriel Mountains near the San Fernando Valley.   From I-210 in Sunland, take the Foothill Blvd. exit and head northeast […]

0:00 - Start of the hike by the campground (click thumbnails to see the full sized versions)

Table Mountain Nature Trail

Table Mountain Nature Trail Location:  Table Mountain Campground, Angeles National Forest near Big Pines.  From I-15, take Highway 138 west for 8.6 miles.  Turn left on Highway 2 (Angeles Crest […]

0:17 - View from the top of the Dark Canyon Trail (times are approximate)

Grizzly Flats Trail

Grizzly Flats Trail Location:  Angeles National Forest north of La Canada.  From I-210, take the Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2) exit and head north for 5.6 miles.  At mile marker […]

0:31 - Into the narrow canyon

Altadena Crest Loop

Altadena Crest Loop Location: 2260 Pinecrest Drive, Altadena.  From the 210 Freeway, take the Altadena Drive exit and go north for 2.7 miles.  Turn right on Crescent and make another […]

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Holcomb Canyon Loop (Devil’s Punchbowl)

Holcomb Canyon Loop (Devil’s Punchbowl) Location: High desert near Pearblossom.  From Pearblossom, take highway 138 east to Longview Road.  Go right and after 2.5 miles, go left on Fort Tejon. […]

Pines and clouds on the slope of Vetter Mountain

Vetter Mountain

This post is dedicated in memory of the 19 firefighters who died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire, June 2013.  To donate to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, click here. Vetter Mountain […]