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Pear Lake Ski Hut – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 12.9 miles Elevation gain: 3000 ft Difficulty: Difficult Type: Out-and-back Background Pear Lake Ski Hut (also called “Pear Lake Ranger Station”) is a small ski hut nestled 6 miles deep off the highway in Sequoia National Park near Wolverton….

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Pine Creek to Honeymoon Lake – Inyo National Forest

Where: Inyo National Forest Mileage: 12 miles, option to do Pine Creek & Italy Passes adding 19 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Elevation gain: 3000 ft to Honeymoon Lake Type: Out-and-back To get to the trailhead: Coming from Los Angeles from the 14 take…

Monarch Lakes – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 11.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 3000 ft Type: Out-and-back   To get to the trailhead: From Visalia take the 198 East for 31.5 miles. Turn right onto Mineral King Road. It is not easy to find, but if…

Steelhead Falls – Deschutes River

Where: Crooked River Ranch Mileage: 1.2 miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation gain: Little to none Type: Out-and-back   To get to the trailhead: From Terrebonne on Hwy 97 North, turn left onto Lower Bridge Road. In 2.1 miles turn right on 43rd St. 1.8 miles…

San Ysidro Trail – Los Padres National Forest

Where: Los Padres National Forest Mileage: 10.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Hard Elevation gain: 3000 feet Type: Out-and-back To get to the trailhead: From US 101 South take San Ysidro exit. Turn left on San Ysidro. East Valley Rd. make a right. Park Lane. will…

Proxy Falls – Willamette National Forest

Where: Willamette National Forest Mileage: 1.98 miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation gain: Little to none Type: Out-and-back   To get to the trailhead: From Highway 126 and 242 junction, take Hwy 242 (McKenzie Pass Highway) for 6.5 miles. You will see a Proxy Falls trailhead…

Mt. Hawkins via Islip Saddle – Angeles National Forest

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 10.1 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 2200 feet Type: Out-and-back   To get to the trailhead: From 210 take Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) for about 39 miles to Islip Saddle. The parking lot is across the street from the…

Little Baldy – Sequoia National Park

Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 3.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation gain: 739 feet Type: Out-and-back   To get to the trailhead: From Dorst Campground drive about 1.5 miles South. You will see a large sign on the left side of the road “Little Baldy Trailhead”….

Peanut Lake via Meysan Lakes Trail – Inyo National Forest

Where: Inyo National Forest Mileage: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Hard Elevation gain: 3000 feet Type: Out-and-back   Permits: To hike Meysan Lakes overnight you can either walk-up and get a permit at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine for free or…

Chicken Spring Lake – Golden Trout Wilderness

Where: Golden Trout Wilderness Mileage: 8.6 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Easy Elevation gain: 1330 feet Recommended: swim suit if it’s summer and you want to swim   To get to the trailhead: Take Route 395 from the city of Lone Pine, turn west on Whitney…