Tag: Geology

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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Johnson Mountain Way (Chatsworth)

Johnson Mountain Way (Chatsworth) Location: Iverson St., Chatsworth. Parking is available at the side of the road outside the entrance to the Indian Springs community, usually under the 118 Freeway overpass. From Simi Valley, take the 118 Freeway to Rocky Peak Rd. Turn right and make an immediate left onto Santa Susana Pass Rd. Go…

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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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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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Chatsworth Trails Park

Chatsworth Trails Park Location: Chatsworth. From the San Fernando Valley, take the 118 Freeway west to DeSoto Ave. Turn left and go 0.7 miles to Chatsworth St. Turn right and go 0.5 miles to Canoga Ave. Turn right and follow Canoga 0.8 miles back toward the freeway. As Canoga Avenue becomes Mayan Drive, look for…

Bottom of the canyon, Chatsworth Trails Park

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Santa Cruz Trail to Nineteen Oaks

Santa Cruz Trail to Nineteen Oaks Location: Upper Oso Campground, Santa Ynez Recreation Area north of Santa Barbara.  From Highway 101, head southeast on Highway 154 for 22 miles if you’re coming from the north; northwest on Highway 154 for 10.6 miles if you’re coming from the south, to Paradise Road.  Head east on Paradise…

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Devil’s Punchbowl Loop

Devil’s Punchbowl Loop Location: High desert near Valyermo and Pearblossom.  From Highway 14, take the Pearblossom Highway exit.  Merge onto Sierra Highway, go 0.8 miles and continue onto Pearblossom Highway.  Go 1.4 miles and turn right on Barrel Springs Road.  Go 3.5 miles and turn right on Cheseboro Road.  Go 0.6 miles and turn left…

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Arroyo Verde Park (Ventura)

Arroyo Verde Park (Ventura) Location: Ventura, on the corner of Foothill Road and Day Road.  From L.A., take Highway 101 to Victoria Avenue.  Turn right and follow Victoria 2.3 miles to Foothill Road.  Turn left and go 0.7 miles to the signed park entrance.  Once in the park, drive past the entrance gate 0.4 miles…

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