Trail to Strawberry Potrero, Angeles National Forest

Strawberry Potrero via Red Box

Strawberry Potrero via Red Box 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 […]

Devil Big Oak

Devil Canyon (San Fernando Valley)

Devil Canyon (San Fernando Valley) Location: Chatsworth. From the 118 Freeway, take the Topanga Canyon Blvd/Highway 27 exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from L.A.; left if […]

Milk Ranch Fire Road, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, San Diego County, CA

Middle Peak (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park)

Middle 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 […]

Wildwood Canyon Park trail head, Santa Clarita, CA

Wildwood Canyon (Santa Clarita)

Wildwood Canyon (Santa Clarita) Location: Santa Clarita. From the 14 Freeway, take the Newhall Ave. exit and head west (left if you’re coming from L.A.; right if from Palmdale). Follow […]

Deep Creek, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

Deep Creek Hot Springs via Bowen Ranch

Deep Creek Hot Springs via Bowen Ranch Location: Northwest San Bernardino Mountains between Hesperia and Lake Arrowhead. From I-15 in Hesperia, head east on Main Street for 7.2 miles. Just […]

Los Angeles as seen from the Horse Trail, Pasadena, CA

Horse Trail (Eaton Canyon Natural Area)

Horse Trail (Eaton Canyon Natural Area) Location: Pasadena. From the I-210 freeway, take the Altadena Drive exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from the east; left if […]

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 […]

Pyramid Lake, northwest Los Angeles County, CA as seen from the Slide Mountain Trail, Angeles National Forest, CA

Slide Mountain Lookout

Slide Mountain Lookout Location: Angeles National Forest, northwest of Valencia and Castaic. From I-5, take the Templin Highway exit. Head west (turn left if you’re coming from the south; right […]

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 […]

Panoramic view from the trails of East Walker Ranch, Santa Clarita Valley, CA

East Walker Ranch (Santa Clarita)

East Walker Ranch (Santa Clarita) Location: Santa Clarita, Placerita Canyon.  From L.A., take the 14 Freeway north to Placerita Canyon Road.  Turn right and go 3.4 miles and look for […]

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 […]

Clearing with benches in the wetlands at the Willows, Wind Wolves Preserve, San Joaquin Valley, CA

Wind Wolves Preserve

Wind Wolves Preserve Location: South San Joaquin Valley, south of Bakersfield. The entrance is on Highway 166, 13 miles east of the junction with Highway 33 and 10 miles west […]

Aerial perspective of Colby Canyon, Angeles National Forest, California

Josephine Peak via Colby Trail

Josephine Peak via Colby Trail Location: Angeles National Forest. From I-210 in La Canada, take Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) northeast for 10 miles to a dirt turnout by mile […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]