Tag: Hiking Southern California

Gaviota Peak and Hot Springs

Location: Gaviota State Park, Santa Barbara County. From Highway 101 (32 miles west of Santa Barbara and 8 miles south of Buellton) take exit 132 for Highway 1/Lompoc. Head east (turn left if you are coming from the north; right if you are coming from the south) and make a quick right onto Gaviota Park…

Ocean view from Gaviota Peak, Santa Barbara County, 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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Eagle Rock Canyon Trail

Eagle Rock Canyon Trail Location: Eagle Rock, at the Scholl Canyon Road exit (11) on the 134 Freeway. Parking is available on Scholl Canyon Road just north of the freeway, by the entrance to the park. More parking can be accessed by heading south on Scholl Canyon Road, taking the first left onto Coloardo Blvd,…

View from Eagle Rock Canyon Trail, Los Angeles

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Veterans Park Trail (Sylmar)

Veterans Park Trail (Sylmar) Location: Sylmar. From the 210 Freeway, take the Polk St. exit (3) and head northeast for 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Eldridge Ave., go 0.3 mile and turn left onto Astoria St. Go 0.5 mile and turn left onto Simshaw Ave. Go 0.2 mile and turn right onto Parkland Circle and…

Veterans Park Trail, Sylmar, CA

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Elings Park

Elings Park Location: Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take the Las Positas/Highway 225 exit (100) an head south for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto Jerry Harwin Parkway and follow it into the park. There is a $5 per vehicle fee on weekends. Agency: Elings Park Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation gain: 200 Suggested time: 45 minutes…

Oak at Elings Park, Santa Barbara, CA

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Lake Los Carneros County Park

Lake Los Carneros County Park Location: Goleta. From Highway 101, about 10 miles west of Santa Barbara, take the Los Carneros Road exit (107) and head north. After the traffic circle, take the first right into the park, 0.3 mile north of the freeway and just before Covington Way. Agency: City of Goleta Distance: 1.2…

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More Mesa

More Mesa Location: Goleta, at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Vieja Drive. From points east, take Highway 101 to the Highway 154/State St. exit (101B). Bear left onto State and follow it a total of 1.7 miles (it becomes Hollister Avenue). Turn left onto Puente Drive and follow it a total of 0.8 mile,…

Bluffs at More Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA

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Ennisbrook Trail (Montecito)

Ennisbrook Trail (Montecito) Location: Montecito. From the west, take Highway 101 to the San Ysidro Rd./Eucalyptus Ln. exit (93). Turn left and follow San Ysidro Rd. for 0.1 miles. Turn right on San Leandro Lane and follow it a total of 0.7 miles (make one left and one right turn to stay on San Leandro…

Sycamores, Ennisbrook Trail, Montecito, CA

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Lower Arroyo Seco Recreation Area

Lower Arroyo Seco Recreation Area Location: There are several possible access points. The hike described here begins at San Pascual Stables, 221 San Pascual Ave., South Pasadena. From Pasadena, take Orange Grove Blvd. south. At 1.3 miles south of Colorado Blvd., turn right onto Madeline Drive, which becomes Arroyo Blvd. Half a mile from Orange…

Lower Arroyo Seco Recreation Area, Pasadena, CA

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Ascot Hills Park

Ascot Hills Park Location: 4371 Multnomah St., east Los Angeles. From the 10 Freeway, take the Soto Ave. exit (19 if you’re coming from the west; 19C if you’re coming from the east). Head northeast on Soto Ave. for one mile and turn right onto Multnomah St. The park is on the left at 0.3…

Ascot Hills Park

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Santa Paula Canyon

Santa Paula Canyon Location: Thomas Aquinas College, between Ojai and Santa Paula. From the intersection with Highway 33 in Ojai, take Highway 150 east for 12 miles. Just before the entrance to the college, look for a small, unsigned entrance to a dirt lot on the left side of the road. From Santa Paula and…

Santa Paula Canyon, Ventura County, CA

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