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Bear Canyon/Tom Sloan Loop

UPDATE November 2019: A reader recently hiked this trail and reports that thanks to the efforts of the Restoration Legacy Crew, the trail is in better condition than it was at the time of the writing. Read the comments below for more details. Bear Canyon/Tom Sloan Loop Location: Eaton Saddle, Angeles National Forest.  From I-210…

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La Jolla Coast Walk

La Jolla Coast Walk Location: La Jolla. From the north, take the La Jolla Village Drive exit. Turn right and follow La Jolla Village Drive 0.7 miles to Torrey Pines Road. Turn left and follow Torrey Pines Road 1.7 miles. Merge right to stay on Torrey Pines Road and follow it another 0.9 miles. Turn…

Sunny Jim Cave, La Jolla, CA

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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 if from the north) and take a quick right on Golden State Highway. Drive 5 miles to the road’s end at Frenchman’s Flat Campground. A…

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

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Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve

  Oak Oasis Open Space Preserve Location: Lakeside, east of San Diego. From the north end of the freeway portion of Highway 67, take a right on Mapleview, go 0.3 miles and turn left on Ashwood St. Follow Ashwood for a total of 4.3 miles (it becomes Wildcat Canyon Road) and turn left into the…

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Pratt/Foothill Loop (Ojai)

Pratt/Foothill Loop (Ojai) Location: Foothills north of Ojai. From Highway 101, take Highway 33 north for 13.2 miles to downtown Ojai. Follow Ojai Ave (Higway 150) for a mile and turn left on Signal St. Follow Signal St. for 0.5 miles to an intersection with Grand Avenue and bear left to stay on Signal Street.…

Foothill Trail, Los Padres National Forest, Ojai, CA

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Rock Mountain (Fallbrook)

Rock Mountain (Fallbrook) Location: North San Diego County, between Fallbrook and Temecula. From the Inland Empire, take I-15 to Rancho California Road in Temecula. Turn right and go 2.5 miles to Avenida del Oro. Turn left and go 0.3 miles to Sandia Creek Road. Turn left and go 7.3 miles and look for a small…

Following the trail up Rock Mountain, San Diego County

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Shoestring/Sandtrap/Limestone Ridge Loop (Limestone Canyon Regional Park)

Shoestring/Sandtrap/Limestone Ridge Loop (Limestone Canyon Regional Park) Location: Silverado, in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains.  From the 55 Freeway, take the Chapman Ave. exit and head east for a total of 7.7 miles (Chapman becomes Santiago Canyon Road en route).    Shortly past Irvine Lake, look for the Augustine Staging Area, turn right…

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Arroyo Burro Loop

Arroyo Burro Loop Location: Los Padres National Forest north of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take Highway 154 north for 7.8 miles to East Camino Cielo. Take a hard right and follow the winding road for 6.2 miles. Park in a large dirt turnout on the left side of the road. Agency: Los Padres National…

Start of the Arroyo Burro Trail, Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara

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Knapp’s Castle

Knapp’s Castle Location: Los Padres National Forest north of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, head north on Highway 154 for 7.8 miles.  Make a hard right on East Camino Cielo and follow it 3 miles (0.9 miles past Painted Cave Road). Park in dirt turnouts on either side of the road. Agency: Los Padres National…

View of the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara, CA from Knapp's Castle

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Sunset Hills/Woodridge Loop

Sunset Hills/Woodridge Loop Location: Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. From the south, take the 23 Freeway to Sunset Hills Blvd.  Turn right and go 0.2 miles to Erbes Road.  Turn left and go 0.7 miles and park in a large dirt lot on the left side of the road (if you reach the freeway, you’ve gone…

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North Etiwanda Preserve

North Etiwnda Preserve Location: North of Rancho Cucamonga.  From I-210, take the Day Creek Blvd. exit and drive a mile north to Wilson.  Go right on Wilson, drive half a mile and turn left on Etiwanda.  Park in the dirt lot at the end of the street. Agency: San Bernardino County Special Districts/North Etiwanda Preserve…

Stream in Dry Canyon, North Etiwanda Preserve

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