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Cottowoods at Horsethief Creek, Santa Rosa Mountains

Horsethief Creek via Cactus Springs Trail

Horsethief Creek via Cactus Springs Trail Location: Santa Rosa Mountains on Highway 74, 15.5 miles southwest of Highway 111, 8.8 miles east of Highway 371 and 21.2 miles southeast of […]

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.  […]

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 […]

0:43 - Starting the descent toward Chivos Canyon

Tapo and Chivos Canyons

Tapo and Chivos Canyons Location: Foothills north of Simi Valley.  From the 118 Freeway, take Tapo Canyon Road exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from the east; […]

Looking southeast from the Big Sky Trail toward the Simi Hills

Big Sky Loop (Simi Valley)

Big Sky Loop (Simi Valley) Location: Simi Valley.  From the 118 Freeway, take the Erringer Road exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from the east; left if […]

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 […]

0:55 - Hard left on the Butler Fire Road at the junction

Butler Peak Lookout

Butler Peak Lookout Location: Northwest of Big Bear Lake.  From Highway 38, head north on Rim of the World Drive (3.4 miles east of the junction with Highway 18 at […]

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 […]

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 […]

1:30 - Descending through the rocks on the Summit Trail

Idyllwild County Park (Perimeter Trail)

Idyllwild County Park (Perimeter Trail) Location: Idyllwild.  From I-10 in Banning, take Highway 243 south for 24 miles to Idyllwild.  Turn right on Maranatha Drive and almost immediately bear left […]

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 […]

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 […]


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