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 […]

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 […]

View of the San Gabriel Mountains from the Earl Canyon Motorway, San Gabriel foothills, CA

Earl Canyon Motorway

Earl Canyon Motorway Location: La Canada Flintridge, corner of Palm Drive and La Sierra Drive. From the 210 Freeway, take the Ocean View exit and head north (turn right if […]

Eagle Peak seen from the San Diego River Gorge Trail, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County, CA

Cedar Creek Falls (West Approach)

Cedar Creek Falls (West Approach) Location: 15519 Thornbush Road, Ramona. From Escondido, follow Highway 78 east for about 18 miles. In downtown Ramona when Highway 78 turns left, stay straight […]

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 […]

View from the Castle Canyon Trail, Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County, CA

Mt. Lowe Railway Loop

Mt. Lowe Railway Loop Location: Altadena (North of Pasadena), on the corner of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive.  From I-210 in Pasadena, take the Lake Avenue exit and head […]

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 […]

Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve

  Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve Location: Lakeside, east of San Diego. From the north end of the freeway portion of Highway 67, take a right on Mapleview, go 0.3 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Oaks and sycamores in Pacoima Canyon on the way to Dagger Flat, Angeles National Forest

Dagger Flat from Dillon Divide

Dagger Flat from Dillon Divide Location: Western San Gabriel Mountains near the San Fernando Valley.   From I-210 in Sunland, take the Foothill Blvd. (Osborne St. if you’re coming from […]

Cottonwod tree, Mission Creek Preserve, San Bernardino Mountains

Mission Creek Preserve

Mission Creek Preserve Location: Eastern San Bernardino Mountains, northwest of the Coachella Valley. From I-10, take Highway 62 northeast for 4.7 miles and turn left on Mission Creek Road (dirt […]

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 […]

North side of the Crafton Hills on the Grape Avenue Trail, Yucaipa, CA

Grape Avenue Trail Loop (Crafton Hills)

 Grape Avenue Trail Loop (Crafton Hills) Location: Crafton Hills near Yucaipa.  From I-10, take the Live Oak Canyon Road/Oak Glen Road exit and head northwest for 4.2 miles to Bryant […]

Foothill Trail, Los Padres National Forest, Ojai, CA

Pratt/Foothill Loop (Ojai)

Pratt/Foothill Loop (Ojai) Location: Foothills north of Ojai. From Highway 101, take Highway 33 north for 13.2 miles to downtown Ojai. Follow Ojai Ave (Higway 150) for a mile and […]

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 […]