Tag: cleveland national forest

Fresno Canyon (Corona)

Fresno Canyon (Corona) Location: Nicholas Place and Green River Road, Corona. From the 91 Freeway, take the Green River Rd. exit (44). Head east on Green River Rd. (turn left if you are coming from the east; right if you are coming from Orange County). Go 0.9 mile to Nicholas Place, turn right and park…

View from Fresno Canyon, Corona, CA

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Top 16 of ’16!

Thank you readers for a terrific 2016! It was another landmark year for NHLA with more than 180,000 people visiting the site and receiving awards from outlets such as HealthListed and FeedSpot. The food drive/hike event “Will Hike For Food: Rocky Peak” helped the West Valley Food Pantry help those in need. More than 100…

View from Eureka Peak, Joshua Tree National Park

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Hagador Canyon

Hagador Canyon Location: Corona.  From the south, take I-15 to El Cerrito.  Turn left and go a total of 4.4 miles on El Cerrito, which becomes Foothill Parkway.  At Trudy Drive, make a U-turn and park on Foothill Parkway facing east in one of the few spots designated for the Skyline Trail.  From the 91…

Hagador Canyon, Corona, CA

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Wooded Hill Nature Trail

Wooded Hill Nature Trail Location: Laguna Mountains, east San Diego County. From I-8, take the Sunrise Scenic Highway exit (47) and head north for 8.2 miles to Wooded Hill Rd. Turn left and drive 0.4 mile to a small turnout on the left side of the road, opposite the campground entrance. A National Forest Service…

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Kwaaymii Trail

Kwaaymii Trail Location: Laguna Mountains, east San Diego County. From I-8, take the Sunrise Scenic Highway exit (47) and head north for 9.5 miles to the Mt. Laguna Visitor Center. Turn left on Los Huercos Rd. and park in a small lot behind the building. From Julian, take Highway 79 south for 5.8 miles and…

Morteros, Kwaaymii Trail, San Diego County, CA

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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 (left if you’re coming from the north, right if from the south) for 5.3 miles to the road’s end at Rancho Santa Margarita Parkway.  Turn…

American Flag on Bell Peak, Santa Ana foothills, Orange County, CA

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Big Laguna Trail

Big Laguna Trail Location: Eastern San Diego County in the Cleveland National Forest, near the town of Mt. Laguna.  From San Diego, take I-8 to exit 47 (Sunrise Highway or County Road S1).  Head north (left) for 14.6 miles and park at the Penny Pines Trailhead on the right side of the road.  From Julian…

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Upper Hot Spring Canyon

Upper Hot Spring Canyon Location: Cleveland National Forest, Falcon Group Campground.  From Orange County, take I-5 to Highway 74/Ortega Highway.  Go northeast for 25.8 miles to unsigned Long Canyon Road.  Turn left and go 3 miles, following the signs to Blue Jay and Falcon Group Camps.  Just past the entrance to Falcon Group Camp, park…

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Falls Canyon Falls (Orange County)

Falls Canyon Falls (Orange County) Location: Trabuco Canyon, eastern Orange County.  From I-5 in south Orange County, take El Toro Road northeast for 6 miles.  At Cook’s Corner, take a hard right onto Live Oak and drive four miles.  Shortly past O’Neill Park, right after Rose Canyon Road, take a left on Trabuco Creek Road,…

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Inaja Memorial Trail

Inaja Memorial Trail Location: Eastern San Diego County, a mile east of Santa Ysabel, during the stretch of overlap between Highway 78 and Highway 79.  It’s located on the south side of the road, a mile southeast of where the two roads meet, and six miles west of Julian.  From Ramona, follow Highway 78 east…

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Tin Mine Canyon

Tin Mine Canyon Location: Corona.  From the south, take I-15 to El Cerrito.  Turn left and go a total of 4.4 miles on El Cerrito, which becomes Foothill Parkway.  At Trudy Drive, make a U-turn and park on Foothill Parkway facing east in one of the few spots designated for the Skyline Trail.  From the…

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