Tag: walking

Barnett Ranch Preserve (Ramona)

Location: Ramona. From the intersection of Highway 78 and Highway 67 in downtown Ramona (19 miles east of Escondido and 22 miles west of Julian) head south on 10th St., which becomes San Vicente Road. The preserve entrance will be on your right in 3 miles. Agency: San Diego County Parks & Recreation Distance: 2.5…

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Newhall Pass Open Space

Location: There are two trail heads, both off of the Old Road. This write-up assumes a start from the northern trail head. The approximate address is 23110 The Old Road, Newhall, CA 91231. From Valencia, take I-5 south to Calgrove Blvd./exit 166. Bear right and follow Calgrove Blvd, which becomes the Old Road, for a…

Newhall Pass Open Space, Santa Clarita, 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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Sea Summit Trail (San Clemente)

Sea Summit Trail (San Clemente) Location: Pico Park, San Clemente. From the north, take the 5 Freeway to Avenida Vista Hermosa (exit 77). Turn right and follow Avenida Vista Hermosa 0.6 mile to Avenida Pico. Turn right and go 0.3 mile to the park entrance, on the right. From the south, take the 5 Freeway…

Sea Summit Trail, San Clemente, CA

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Ramona Grasslands Preserve

Ramona Grasslands Preserve Location: Highland Valley Road, between Poway and Ramona. From Poway, take Highway 67 north to Archie Moore Rd. (3.4 miles north of the junction with Poway Road). Turn left onto Archie Moore Road and go 1.5 miles to the junction with Highland Valley Road. Stay straight onto Highland Valley Road and go…

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Verudgo Peak (North Approach)

Verudgo Peak (North Approach) Location: Sun Valley, eastern San Fernando Valley. From the west, take I-210 to the La Tuna Canyon Road exit (14). Cross La Tuna Canyon Road and park in a large dirt lot by the gate to South La Tuna Canyon Road. From the east, take I-210 to the La Tuna Canyon…

View of La Tuna Canyon in the Verudgo Mountains, Burbank, 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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Elsmere Canyon Loop

Elsmere Canyon Loop Location: Santa Clarita.  From the 14 Freeway, take the Newhall Ave. exit.  If you’re coming from the south, turn right; the north, left, and drive to the end of the street and park in the dirt lot.  (If the lot is full, you may need to use the lower lot, where there…

Geology in Elsmere Canyon Open Space, Santa Clarita, 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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Lake Gregory Trail

Lake Gregory Trail Lake Gregory Regional Park, Crestline. If you are just planning on walking around the perimeter of the lake, limited free parking is available on San Moritz Drive, on the lake’s south shore. From I-210 in San Bernardino, take the Waterman Ave/Highway 18 exit (76) and head north for 11.2 miles to the…

Lake Gregory, Crestline, CA

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Rincon Point

Rincon Point Location: Carpinteria. From Highway 101, take the Bates Road exit (83), located about 14 miles east of Santa Barbara and 19 miles west of Ventura. Head south (turn right if you’re coming from the west; left if from the east) and almost immediately turn into either the parking lot for the state beach…

Tidepools, Rincon Point, Santa Barbara County, CA

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