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Tag: Los Angeles

Cactus to Clouds – Palm Springs to Mt. San Jacinto

Where: Mount San Jacinto State Park Mileage: 23 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 10,400 ft Type: Out-and-to tram Cactus to Clouds isn’t just some hike you wake up and say I feel like hiking 23 miles today. Do not consider this hike unless you…

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Cactus to Clouds Attempt

May 8th, this Sunday I will be testing my limits with a small group who is attempting a hike called “Cactus to Clouds”, a 23 mile hike in one day. Midnight we will start off on our journey from Palms Springs, taking step by…

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….

Sandstone Peak – Santa Monica Mountains

Where: San Monica Mountains Mileage: 6.25 miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation gain: 1075 feet Recommended: Map of the area To get to the trailhead: Take PCH and go east on Yerba Buena Road. Drive here for 5.5 miles to Circle X Ranch Ranger Station…

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…

Mount Baden Powell – San Gabriel Mountains

Where: San Gabriel Mountains Mileage: 8.0 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult Elevation gain: 2800 feet Recommended: Water, food, binoculours To get to the trailhead: Take the 15 North from San Bernadino. Head west on the 138 for about 8.6 miles; turn onto the CA-2 West. Stay on…