Sandstone caves, Buena Vista Canyon, Montecito, CA

Wiman/Old Pueblo/Buena Vista Loop

Wiman/Old Pueblo/Buena Vista Loop Location: Montecito, south of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take the San Ysidro Rd. exit (93) and head north (turn right if you’re coming from Ventura; […]

Saddle Rock, Montecito, CA

Hot Springs/Saddle Rock/Girard/McMenemy Loop

Hot Springs/Saddle Rock/Girard/McMenemy Loop Location: Montecito, south of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take the Olive Mill exit (94A) and head north for 1.8 miles (Olive Mill becomes Hot Springs […]

Black oaks on the trail to Constance Peak, San Bernardino National Forest, CAonstance Peak,

Constance Peak

Constance Peak Location: Highway 38 south of Big Bear Lake. From I-10 in Redlands, take University Ave and head north for one mile. Turn right onto Lugonia/Highway 38 and follow […]

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 Blvd. west for 1.3 miles. Turn right on Kenter Avenue […]

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 […]

American Flag on Bell Peak, Santa Ana foothills, Orange County, CA

Bell Peak (Orange County)

Bell Peak (Orange County) Location: Robinson Ranch, Orange County, in the foothills of the Santa Mountains.  From I-5 in south Orange County, take the Alicia Parkway exit and go northeast […]

SHC Oaks (2)

Slaughterhouse Canyon (Murrieta)

Slaughterhouse Canyon (Murrieta) Location: Murrieta, near the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. From I-15, take the Clinton Keith Road exit and follow it southeast for 4 miles to Avenida La […]

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 […]

View of Santiago Peak from the Santiago Truck Trail, Cleveland National Forest, Orange County, CA

Vulture Crags

Vulture Crags Location: Modjeska Grade Road, Orange County. Modjeska Grade Road is located off of Santiago Canyon Road, 8.8 miles north of I-5 (via El Toro Road) and 15 miles […]

View of Big Tujunga Canyon from the summit of Strawberry Peak, Angeles National Forest, CA

Strawberry Peak

Strawberry Peak 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 the Red Box […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]