Category: San Bernardino National Forest

Momyer Creek Trail – Falls Creek Trail Loop: San Gorgonio Wilderness

First day we ascended 1 mile vertical; make sure you train before doing this. The trail is in the San Gorgonio Wilderness; the area is a rare treasure only 75 miles away from congested Los Angeles. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type San Gorgonio Wilderness…

Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats – Angeles National Forest

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 15.2 Type: Out and back Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 4200 feet Recommended: lots of water, start early To get to the trailhead: From Los Angeles go East on 210. Exit on Santa Anita Rd. and head north by making a…

Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge Accepted

I’ve needed to be challenged for a while and well I decided to join and do the 2016 Six-Pack Peak Challenge. I first came upon this challenge when I was looking into the possibility of doing the John Muir Trail or the High Sierra…

Seeley Creek Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

Where: San Bernardino National Forest Mileage: 1.4 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty: Easy Directions: From the 210 freeway, take exit 76 (Waterman Ave). Drive north on Waterman Ave. After 2 miles this becomes Highway 18 (Rim of the World Highway). At about 11…

Heather Lake – Sequoia National Forest

Where: Sequoia National Forest Mileage: 8.40 miles Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous Elevation gain: 2400 feet Recommended: swim suit, lunch, and camera To get to the trailhead: Going North on 198, make a right onto Wolverton Rd. Park in the lot next to the trailhead 1.5 miles…

Timber Mountain via Icehouse Canyon – San Gabriel Mountains

Where: San Gabriel Mountains Mileage: 9.00 miles Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous Elevation gain: 3400 feet Recommended: Depending on weather, warm clothes towards summit To get to the trailhead: On the 210 Freeway, driving east, Exit on Baseline Road and turn left. After one block turn right on…

Gold Mountain – San Bernardino Mountains

Where: San Bernardino Mountains Mileage: 6.25 miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation gain: 1000 feet Recommended: Binoculars To get to the trailhead:  Take 18 across North in between Baldwin and Big Bear Lake. Make a right on the 18 until you hit Holcomb Valley Rd….

La Jolla Valley Canyon Loop – Point Mugu State Park

Where: Point Mugu State Park Mileage: 11.75 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 1250 feet Recommended: Water, food, binoculours To get to the trailhead: From Los Angeles take 10 West to PCH North. Stay on PCH for 34 miles. After passing Sycamore Canyon 1.5 miles,…

Seven Pines Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

Where: San Bernardino National Forest Mileage: 7.6 miles Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous Elevation gain: 2300 feet Recommended: Water, food, binoculours To get to the trailhead: From the 243 turn onto Forest Road 4S03. Turn right (north), follow the road past Dark Canyon Campground to the trailhead….

Marion Mountain Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

Where: San Bernardino National Forest Mileage: 7.4 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 2800 feet Recommended: Water, food, binoculours To get to the trailhead: From the 10, drive South on Hwy 243 from Banning for about 19 miles. Turn left and follow the signs for Marion…

Santa Paula Canyon – Ojai

Where: San Pedro National Forest Mileage: 12.0 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 1000 feet Recommended: Water, food, swim suit To get to the trailhead: From the 5 North, take the 126 east for about 22 miles. Take 150 North (right) for about 5.8 miles and…

Santa Ynez Waterfall – Topanga

Where: Topanga Mileage: 6.0 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 1000 feet Recommended: Water To get to the trailhead:  From the 1 take Topanga Canyon Blvd to right onto Entrada Road, if you are coming from San Fernando Valley turn left. Keep turning left and stay…