Cheeseboro Canyon – Santa Monica Mountains

Where: Santa Monica Mountains Mileage: 13.1 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Good for trail run or mountain biking To get to the trailhead: From the coast take Topanga Canyon Blvd east. Turn left on Mulholland Drive. Get on the 101 North and exit onto Cheeseboro Rd. Turn north onto Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right onContinue reading “Cheeseboro Canyon – Santa Monica Mountains”

Devil’s Chair – San Gabriel Mountains

Where: San Gabriel Mountains Mileage: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Go early in the day To get to the trailhead: Take Interstate 5 North. Exit onto 14N toward Palmdale. After 30 miles or so, take exit 30 to Pearblossom Highway. Turn right onto 87th Str. Turn left onto Fort Tejon, right onto Longview, and leftContinue reading “Devil’s Chair – San Gabriel Mountains”

Buck Rock Lookout – Giant Sequoia National Monument

Where: Giant Sequoia National Monument Mileage: .82 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Binoculours Directions: Heading south on General’s Highway (198) to Big Meadows Road. Turn left onto FS 14S11. After 3 miles you hit Horse Camp campground, turn left onto FS 13S04. Follow signs to Buck Rock, it is about 2.5 miles. There are restrooms andContinue reading “Buck Rock Lookout – Giant Sequoia National Monument”

Mt. Waterman – San Gabriel Mountains

Where: San Gabriel Mountains Mileage: 6.0 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 1,300 feet Recommended: Water, picnic stuff To get to the trailhead: Take 210 freeway and head northeast on Angeles Crest Highway (CA 2) for 35 miles. Find a small parking area on the North side of the highway just past mile marker 58. IfContinue reading “Mt. Waterman – San Gabriel Mountains”

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 total of 300 feet elevation gain. If you are up inContinue reading “Woodland Trail – San Bernardino National Forest”