Category: State

Rustic Canyon Loop – Will Rogers State Park

Where: Will Rogers State Park Mileage: 5.0 miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation gain: 200 feet Recommended: Water, picnic stuff To get to the trailhead: Take Sunset Boulevard at the light turn north Will Rogers State Park Road. Drive about 3/4 of a mile up the…

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Woodland Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

Where: San Bernardino National Forest Mileage: 1.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Water After a half day of snowboarding, it was too hot to keep going, so we instead went for a short hike with nice views of Big Bear Lake. There was only a…

Trail Canyon – Tom Lucas Camp

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 5.0 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Water, pants It was one of those days that we needed to get out of the city, so we took the 210 freeway to Tujunga, CA. After exiting on Sunland (left) make another left…

Zuma Canyon to Newton Falls

Where: Malibu Canyon Mileage: 3.20 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Pants We didn’t know what to expect on this hike and ended up turning back early. To get to the trailhead was very easy. You can take 101 or the coast. We decided to take…

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…

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…

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…