Cabrillo Beach

Cabrillo Beach & Pier

Cabrillo Beach & Pier Location: San Pedro.  From the south end of I-110, take Gaffey Street south for 1.4 miles.  Turn left on 19th St., go 0.3 miles and turn […]

Bluffs on the San Clemente Beach

San Clemente Beach & Pier

San Clemente Beach & Pier Location: San Clemente.  From Orange County, take I-5 south to Ave. Calafia.  Merge onto Ave. Calafia and bear right onto Ave. Montalvo (a one-way street). […]

View from the Vista Del Norte Trail

Vista Del Norte Trail

Vista Del Norte Trail Location: Rolling Hills Estates, on the corner of Indian Peak Road and Norris Center Drive. From I-405, take the Hawthorne Blvd. exit and drive south for […]

Wetlands in Harriet Wieder Park

Harriet Wieder Park

Harriet Wieder Park Location: 19521 Seapoint Ave, Huntington Beach.  From the traffic circle in Long Beach, take Pacific Coast Highway south for 10.2 miles.  Turn left onto Seapoint Ave, drive […]

On the Old Emerald Falls trail

Emerald Canyon Loop (Crystal Cove State Park)

Emerald Canyon Loop (Crystal Cove State Park) Location: Coastal Peak Park, Newport Coast.  From the 73 toll road, take the MacArthur exit (the last one that’s free).  Merge onto MacArthur, […]

Sea cave on El Matador Beach

El Matador Beach

El Matador Beach  Location: 32210 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.  From Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway for 24 miles.  Turn left into the signed parking lot for El Matador […]

Sea Dahlia trail at Abalone Cove

Abalone Cove

Abalone Cove Location: 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.  From From I-110 in San Pedro, take a left on to Gaffey St., and a quick right onto 1st […]

Salt Creek Beach

Salt Creek Beach from Chapparosa Park

Salt Creek Beach from Chapparosa Park Location: Chapparosa Park, 25191 Chapparosa Park Road, Laguna Niguel.  From I-5, take the Crown Valley Parkway exit.  Drive southwest for 0.2 miles and turn […]

View of the Long Beach ports from Hernandez Ranch

Hernandez Ranch (Peck Park)

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Pond at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary: South Loop

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Ocean view from Badlands Park

Badlands Trail (Laguna Niguel)

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No, not Anacapa: Flowers and ocean views from the Flying Mane Trail

Barn Own Trail via Flying Mane Trail

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Descending into Palo Comado Canyon

Palo Comado Canyon

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Close quarters on the Canyon View Trail

Zuma Canyon: Ocean View Loop

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