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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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Green Valley Falls

Green Valley Falls Location: Cuyamaca Mountains, eastern San Diego County.  From I-8, 40 miles east of San Diego, take Highway 79 north for 7 miles to the Green Valley Campground.   (Note the sharp left turn after 2 miles on Highway 79; follow the signs for Cuyamaca Rancho State Park).  From Julian, take Highway 79…

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Stonewall Peak

Stonewall Peak Location: Cuyamaca Mountains, eastern San Diego County.  From I-8, 40 miles east of San Diego, take Highway 79 north for 12 miles to the Paso Pacacho Campground on the left side of the road, past the fire station.   (Note the sharp left turn after 2 miles on Highway 79; follow the signs…

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Love Valley

Love Valley Location: Cleveland National Forest, in the foothills southeast of the Palomar Mountains near Santa Ysabel.  From Interstate 15 south of Temecula, take highway 76 west for 30.3 miles.   Just before Lake Henshaw, turn left on East Grade Road (county road S-7).  Drive 3.3 miles and look for a big turnout on the…

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Fry Creek Loop Trail

Fry Creek Loop Trail Location: Cleveland National Forest near Pala.  From Interstate 15 south of Temecula, take highway 76 west for 21 miles.  Turn left on county road S-6 (South Grade Road), and head north for 7 miles.  Stay on S-6 at the junction with S-7.  Continue 2.6 miles (just past the Observatory campground) and…

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El Matador Beach

El Matador Beach  Location: 32210 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.  From Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway for 24 miles.  Turn left into the signed parking lot for El Matador Beach (just after Trancas Canyon Road and before Encinal Canyon Road.)  Parking is $8 per car per day. Agency: State of California Distance: 0.8 miles…

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Red Rock Canyon Park (Topanga)

Red Rock Canyon Park (Topanga) Location: Topanga.  From P.C.H., drive north on Topanga Canyon Blvd. (route 27) for 4.3 miles.  Turn left on Old Topanga Canyon Road, drive 1.8 miles and turn left on Red Rock Road.  Drive 0.9 miles and park in the dirt lot for $5.  From Highway 101, take the Valley Circle/Mulholland…

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Malibu Bluffs Park

Text and photography copyright 2011 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 activities. The author does not take any responsibility…

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Piuma Overlook

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Whitney Canyon

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Badlands Trail (Laguna Niguel)

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Gum Grove Park

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Big Falls

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Sycamore Canyon Park (Diamond Bar)

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