Category: Distance 0 to 2 miles

Trona Pinnacles

Location: Northwestern San Bernardino County, east of Ridgecrest. From US 395, exit at the Searles Station Cutoff, turn right and head northeast for 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Trona Road and go 8.5 miles to Highway 178. Turn right and head east on Highway 178 for 7.4 miles to the signed entrance to the Pinnacles.…

Trona Pinnacles

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Dos Palmas Preserve

Location: Riverside County, northeast of the Salton Sea. From the Salton Sea State Recreation Area near the town of North Shore on Highway 111 (10.8 miles southeast of Mecca and 67 miles north of El Centro) head east on Parkside Drive for 1.8 miles. Turn right onto Desert Aire Drive, go 0.4 mile and bear…

Dos Palmas Preserve, Coachella Valley, CA

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Fossil Falls

Location: Inyo County, near Olancha. From US 395 (20 miles north of the junction with highway 14), look for Cinder Road, signed for Fossil Falls. Turn right and follow Cinder Road for 0.6 miles to a junction. Turn right and follow the access road another 0.6 miles to its ending at a small parking lot.…

Fossil Falls, Inyo County, CA

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Suicide Trail (Griffith Park)

Suicide Trail (Griffith Park) Location: Travel Town, Griffith Park. From the 134 Freeway, take the Forest Lawn exit (4) and head south. Make an immediate left onto Zoo Drive and follow it to the Travel Town parking lot. Alternately from the 101 Freeway, take the Barham Blvd. exit (11A or 11B). Head north for 1.1…

Suicide Trail, Griffith Park, Los Angeles

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Chorro Grande Trail Camp

Location: Pine Mountain, Los Padres National Forest, northern Ventura County. From Highway 33, head east on Pine Mountain Ridge Road (31.5 miles north of Highway 150, 49 miles north of Highway 101 and 5.8 miles south of Lockwood Valley Road). The signed Chorro Grande trail head (23w05) is on the right side of the road…

Chorro Grande Trail Camp, Los Padres National Forest, CA

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Reyes Peak

Location: Pine Mountain, Los Padres National Forest, northern Ventura County. From Highway 33, head east on Pine Mountain Ridge Road (31.5 miles north of Highway 150, 49 miles north of Highway 101 and 5.8 miles south of Lockwood Valley Road). Follow the road 7.1 miles to the Reyes Peak Trail Head at the end (the…

Reyes Peak, Los Padres National Forest, CA

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West Mulholland Trails

Location: At the western end of the dirt section of Mulholland Drive, western San Fernando Valley. From the west, take Highway 101 to the Valley Circle/Mulholland exit (29). Turn left onto Calabasas Road and make a quick right onto Mulholland. Go 2.7 miles to Canoga Avenue, make a quick right and an immediate left onto…

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Maple Canyon (San Diego)

Maple Canyon (San Diego) Location: Maple St., San Diego. From the south, take I-5 to the W. Hawthorn St. exit (17a). Merge onto W. Hawthorn St. and take the first right onto State St. Follow State for 0.4 mile, turn right onto Maple and follow it 0.1 mile to a dead end at the trail…

Maple Canyon, San Diego, CA

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Trail of 100 Giants

Trail of 100 Giants Location: Giant Sequoia National Monument, Tulare County. From Highway 65 in Ducor (31 miles north of Highway 99 and 12 miles south of Highway 190) head east on Avenue 56/Fountain Springs Avenue. In 7.6 miles, bear right onto Hot Springs Road. Follow it 20 miles and make a hairpin left turn…

Trail of 100 Giants, Giant Sequoia National Monument

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Cabrillo Tidepools

Cabrillo Tidepools Location: Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, San Diego. From the western end of I-8, head south on Nimitz Blvd. for 1.3 miles. Bear right onto Chatsworth, go 0.9 miles and turn left onto Catalina Blvd. Follow Catalina Blvd. to the park entrance (it becomes Cabrillo Rd. en route). Pay the entrance fee of…

Sea cave, Cabrillo National Monument

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Sea Summit Trail (San Clemente)

Sea Summit Trail (San Clemente) Location: Pico Park, San Clemente. From the north, take the 5 Freeway to Avenida Vista Hermosa (exit 77). Turn right and follow Avenida Vista Hermosa 0.6 mile to Avenida Pico. Turn right and go 0.3 mile to the park entrance, on the right. From the south, take the 5 Freeway…

Sea Summit Trail, San Clemente, CA

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