Category: Rating: Perfect Tens!

If you have to ask, it’s not a 10. On these hikes, you don’t have to ask.

Bear Ridge to Mt. Baldy

Location: Mt. Baldy Visitor Center. From I-210, take Mountain Avenue north (it becomes Shinn Road on the way) until it ends at a T-junction with Mt. Baldy Road.  Take a right and go 5 miles to Mt. Baldy Village. Park next to the visitor’s center. A National Forest Service adventure pass ($5 for a day…

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San Bernardino Peak

San Bernardino Peak Location: Angelus Oaks, San Bernardino Mountains on Highway 38, 20 miles northeast of Redlands and 30 miles southwest of the junction with Highway 18 at the east end of Big Bear Lake. Turn off on Mountain Home Creek Road (left if you’re coming from Big Bear; right if from Redlands) and then…

San Bernardino Peak, CA

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Red Tahquitz Peak

Location: San Jacinto Mountains near Idyllwild.  From highway 243 in Idyllwild, south of the ranger station, go northeast on North Circle Drive.  Go 0.7 miles to a four way intersection and take a right on South Circle Drive.  After 0.1 miles, go left on Fern Valley Road.  At 1.7 miles, pass the parking lot for…

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Mt. Williamson

  Location: Angeles National Forest back country on Highway 2.  From the 210 freeway in La Canada Flintridge, take the Angeles Crest Highway (highway 2) northeast for 40 miles to Islip Saddle, just beyond the two short tunnels.  Park in the lot on the left (north) side of the highway.  A National Forest Service adventure…

View from Mt. Williamson, Angeles National Forest

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Garnet Peak

As seen in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook! Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved.  Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability.  All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other…

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Telegraph Peak

As seen in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook! Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor…

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Tahquitz Peak

As seen in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook! Tahquitz Peak Location: San Jacinto Mountains near Idyllwild.  From highway 243 in Idyllwild, south of the ranger station, go northeast on North Circle Drive.  Go 0.7 miles to a four way intersection and take a right on South Circle Drive.  After 0.1 miles, go left on Fern…

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Black Mountain Lookout

Black Mountain Lookout Location: San Jacinto Mountains north of Idyllwild.  From I-10 at Banning, take highway 243 south for 16 miles.  The trail head is on your left (follow a dirt road and park in the lot).  A National Forest Service adventure pass ($5 for the day or $30 for a year) is required for…

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Cucamonga Peak

As seen in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook! Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor…

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Mt. Baldy

As seen in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook! Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other…

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Sandstone Peak

Note: This area was damaged in the 2018 Woolsey fire. Though the trails have been opened, conditions may be different from those described in this post. Sandstone Peak Location: Western Santa Monica Mountains, between Malibu and Oxnard.  From Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway 30 miles to Yerba Buena Road.   Yerba Buena Road is…

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