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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 […]

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; […]

Kratka Ridge, Angeles National Forest

Kratka Ridge

Kratka Ridge Location: Angeles National Forest.  From I-210 in La Canada, take Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) northeast for 36.5 miles to the Vista Day Use Area, shortly past the […]

Catalina Island as seen from the Alta Vicente Reserve, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Alta Vicente Reserve

Alta Vicente Reserve Location: Upper Point Vicente Park, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes. From downtown Redondo Beach, take Palos Verdes Drive West south from Pacific Coast Highway. Follow it […]

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 […]

View of Lockwood Valley, Los Padres National Forest, CA

McGill Trail (Los Padres National Forest)

McGill Trail (Los Padres National Forest) Location: North Ventura/south Kern County. From I-5, take exit 205 (Frazier Mtn. Park Road) and head west for 12.1 miles. En route, Frazier Mtn. […]

GP East View

Gold Mountain

Gold Mountain Location: Northeast of Big Bear Lake. From the intersection of highways 38 and 18 at the east end of the lake, head northeast on Highway 18 for 3.6 […]

Serra Cross, Ventura, CA

Serra Cross from Grant Park (Ventura)

Serra Cross from Grant Park (Ventura) Location: Behind City Hall, Ventura. From the south and east, take the 101 Freeway to the California St. exit (70A). Turn right and follow […]

Zuma Canyon, Malibu, CA

Chumash Indian Trail (Zuma Canyon)

Chumash Indian Trail (Zuma Canyon) Location: Malibu. From Pacific Coast Highway (20 miles northwest of Santa Monica; 25 miles southeast of Oxnard) head north on Busch Drive. Follow it 1.4 […]

Meadow on Mt. Pinos, Ventura County, CA

Mt. Pinos (Los Padres National Forest)

Mt. Pinos (Los Padres National Forest) Location: North Ventura/south Kern County. From I-5, take exit 205 (Frazier Mtn. Park Road) and head west for 12.1 miles. En route, Frazier Mtn. […]

Corral Trail, Chino Hills State Park

McLean Overlook (Chino Hills State Park)

McLean Overlook (Chino Hills State Park) Location: Chino Hills State Park. From the 71 Expressway, take exit 7 (Soquel Canyon Parkway/Central Avenue.) Head southwest on Soquel Canyon Parkway (turn right […]

Lopez Canyon, San Diego, CA

Lopez Canyon (San Diego)

Lopez Canyon (San Diego) Location: North San Diego. From the north, take I-5 to the Carmel Mountain Road exit. Turn left, cross over the freeway and turn right onto Vista […]

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 […]

Coyote Hills Trail, SImi Valley, CA

Coyote Hills/Wood Ranch Loop (Simi Valley)

Coyote Hills/Wood Ranch Loop (Simi Valley) Location: Coyote Hills Park, 275 Valley Gate Road, Simi Valley.  From Highway 118, take the First St. exit and go south (turn right if […]

Avalon Panorama

Trans-Catalina Trail

Trans-Catalina Trail Location: Though the most common route for hiking the Trans-Catalina Trail is from Avalon, this is a write-up of the trip in the opposite direction, starting at Two […]

MD Descent

Mojave Drive (Rancho Cucamonga)

Mojave Drive (Rancho Cucamonga) Location: Rancho Cucamonga, corner of Reales St. and Mojave Drive. From the east, take the 210 Freeway to Archibald. Turn right, go a mile and turn […]

Ferndell, Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Vermont Canyon to Ferndell (Griffith Park)

Vermont Canyon to Ferndell (Griffith Park) Location: North of the Greek Theatre on Vermont Canyon Road, Griffith Park.  From I-5, take the Los Feliz Exit and head southwest (turn right […]

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