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Guest post: The best birding places in L.A. that will make your day by Laura Reese of Clever Adventurer

When I started birding in the L.A. area, I found out that every location has its own species to offer, adding beauty to its already magnificent flora and fauna. Make sure your pen and paper are ready as we start listing these spots that will surely captivate your minds and hearts. Jackson Lake, Angeles National…

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Top 17 of ’17!

Thank you readers and hikers for a great 2017! This year saw a record setting amount of traffic to the site, a successful Opt Outside food drive on Black Friday, the site’s inclusion on the Mad Outdoorist’s list of top outdoor blogs and the posting of more than 100 new hikes – ranging from volcanic…

Rattlesnake Peak, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Fuel Break Loop (Ojai)

Fuel Break 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…

Fuel Break Trail, Ojai, CA

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West Fork Lion Falls

West Fork Lion Falls Location: Middle Lion Campground, Los Padres National Forest north of Ojai. From Highway 101 in Ventura take Highway 33 north for 28 miles. Turn right onto Rose Valley Road (about 14 miles past Ojai) and follow it 4.8 miles to a junction. Turn right and drive 0.8 mile to the campground.…

West Fork Lion Falls, Ojai, CA

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Trancas Canyon Edison Road

Trancas Canyon Edison Road Location: Northwestern Santa Monica Mountains, south of Agoura Hills and north of Malibu. From Highway 101, take the Kanan Road exit and head south for 6.1 miles. Turn right onto Mulholland Highway and go 0.9 miles to a fork with Encinal Canyon Road. Continue onto Encinal Canyon Road. Trancas Canyon Road…

Trancas Canyon, Malibu, CA

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Middle Matilija Camp

Middle Matilija Camp Location: Los Padres National Forest northwest of Ojai. In Google Maps, use the address 3970 Matilija Canyon Road for the approximate location. From Highway 101 in Ventura take Highway 33 north for 18 miles, through Ojai. Five miles north of town, shortly before Wheeler Gorge, look for Matilija Canyon Road on the…

Matilija Creek, Ojai, CA

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Las Flores Canyon/Cobb Estate

Las Flores Canyon/Cobb Estate Location: Altadena (North of Pasadena), on the corner of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive. From I-210 in Pasadena, take the Lake Avenue exit and head north (left if you are coming from the west, right if from the east) and go 3.6 miles to where Lake Avenue meets Loma Alta…

Las Flores Canyon, Altadena, CA

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Nicholas Flat Trail

Nicholas Flat Trail Location: Leo Carillo State Park, 35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.  From the end of I-10 in Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway northwest for 27.3 miles. The park will be on the right, shortly past the intersection with Decker Road (Highway 23) and before Mulholland. From the Valley, take Highway 101 to…

View from the Nicholas Flat Trail, Malibu, CA

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Mine Gulch Trail

Mine Gulch Trail Location: Vincent Gap, Angeles National Forest. The large parking lot is on the south side of the Angeles Crest Highway, 15 miles east of Highway 138, 8.7 miles west of Wrightwood, 5.2 miles west of Big Pines and 53 miles east of La Canada. Check road conditions before visiting. A National Forest…

Mine Gulch, Angeles National Forest

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Hahamonga Watershed Park

Hahamonga Watershed Park Location: North Windsor Ave. at Mountain View St., Pasadena. From the 210 Freeway, take Exit 22B (Arroyo Blvd/Windsor Ave.) Head north (left if you’re coming from the west; right if from the east) and follow Windsor Ave. for 0.8 mile and park in a large lot on the left side of the…

Bench at Hahamonga Watershed Park, Pasadena, CA

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La Canada Crosstown Trail Loop

La Canada Crosstown Trail Loop Location: El Vago St., La Canada Flintridge. From I-210, take the Highway 2/Angeles Crest Highway exit. Go north (turn right if you’re coming from Pasadena, left if from the west) for 0.8 mile to Lavender Lane. Turn left and go 0.2 mile to La Canada Blvd. Turn right and go…

Cross Town Trail, La Canada Flintrdige, CA

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