Category: Hike

Eaton Canyon Waterfall

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 3.67 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: towel To get to the trailhead: Eaton Canyon is in the Angeles National Forest. It is very easy to get to the area and to find parking. You have two options for parking: Nature…

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Ansel Adams Wilderness Area

Where: Ansel Adams Wilderness Area Mileage: 26.50 miles Difficulty: Difficult Recommended: Fishing license, Wilderness Permit, water filter, bear box Why run a marathon when you can hike one in 3 days with a 50 pound backpack that gets lighter by the day? We hiked…

Big Baldy Trail

Where: Sequoia National Forest Mileage: 4.8 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Lots of water We’ve been up to Hume Lake area many times and finally decided to do this hike even though we drove by it more than a dozen times. The trailhead is located…

Rose Valley Falls

Where: Los Padres National Forest Mileage: 1.0 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Lots of water Trailhead: Off highway 33, take the Rose Valley turnoff. Continue past the campground and you will see the sign. This is one of the easiest hikes we’ve done. Actually shouldn’t…

Paradise Falls

Where: Wildwood Regional Park Mileage: 4.75 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Lots of water, good shoes, swim suit, sunscreen We didn’t actually start this hike from the trailhead, but about a mile and half off from a house. After less than a half hour we…

Grindelwald – Lauterbrunnen (Kleine Scheidegg)

Where: Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidegg, Lauterbrunnen: Bernese Alps Mileage: 11.25 miles Difficulty: Medium Recommended: Lots of water Our hike began in the valley at the foot of the Bernese Alps from the town of Gringelwald. The town sits at 1034m. Before we dive into the…

Hochleckenhaus via Klienklause: Austrian Alps

6:30 pm.  hits and we still decide to climb up to Hochleckenhaus (1572 meters). In the beginning we stood next to a picturesque lake. The first part of this hike was fairly easy for only 15 minutes. Then the challenge was on; going through…

Switzer Falls

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 4.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Food for picnic, map of area The trailhead begins at Switzer Picnic Area. We started there by having lunch and then heading on the trail thinking it would be too windy for what we…

Shipreck Trail

Where: Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Mileage: 5.0 miles Difficulty: Easy-Medium Recommended: Lots of Water, good shoes for ankles, bathing suit This hike we started late afternoon in order to watch the sunset by the end and boy did we time it right. 2:45 pm…

Big Santa Anita Loop

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 11.0 miles Difficulty: Medium Recommended: Lots of Water, $5 in cash We got a Sunday start time of 11:00 am. We preferably would have come earlier since the parking was so terrible and we parked at least 3/4 of…