Tag: Travel

Beyond L.A.: Natural Hot Springs of Mammoth Lakes (Guest post by Keilah Keiser)

Southeast of Yosemite National Park lies the tiny town of Mammoth Lakes, population 8,000. Many Californians are familiar with Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, California’s snow sports playground. You most likely know friends who have visited for its famed natural beauty. Among the pristine lakes and snow capped mountain views, Mammoth Lakes is the perfect setting…

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Twin Peaks (San Gabriels)

Location: Mt. Waterman trail head, Angeles National Forest. From La Canada Flintridge, take Highway 2/Angeles Crest Highway northeast for 34 miles and park in a small turnout on the right, by mile marker 58.02, just short of the Buckhorn Campground entrance. Agency: Angeles National Forest/Santa Clarita and Mojave Rivers Ranger District Distance: 9.6 miles Elevation…

Twin Peaks, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Cabrillo Tidepools

Cabrillo Tidepools Location: Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, San Diego. From the western end of I-8, head south on Nimitz Blvd. for 1.3 miles. Bear right onto Chatsworth, go 0.9 miles and turn left onto Catalina Blvd. Follow Catalina Blvd. to the park entrance (it becomes Cabrillo Rd. en route). Pay the entrance fee of…

Sea cave, Cabrillo National Monument

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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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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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Upper Zuma Ridge Motorway (Encinal Canyon Road to Buzzard’s Roost Ranch)

Upper Zuma Ridge Motorway (Encinal Canyon Road to Buzzard’s Roost Ranch) 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…

View from above the Zuma Ridge Motorway, Santa Monica Mountains, CA

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Lopez Canyon (San Diego)

Lopez Canyon (San Diego) Location: North San Diego. From the north, take I-5 to the Carmel Mountain Road exit. Turn left, cross over the freeway and turn right onto Vista Sorrento. Go 1.4 miles and turn left on Sorrento Valley Parkway. The staging area will be on the right in 0.9 miles. From points southwest,…

Lopez Canyon, San Diego, CA

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Mojave Drive (Rancho Cucamonga)

Mojave Drive (Rancho Cucamonga) Location: Rancho Cucamonga, corner of Reales St. and Mojave Drive. From the east, take the 210 Freeway to Archibald. Turn right, go a mile and turn left on Wilson. Go 0.8 miles and turn right on Beryl. Go a mile and turn right on Reales St. and park where available (parking…

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