China Flat Trail Simi Peak Trail Simi Hills hike Oak Park California China Flat Dead Cow Trail Suicide Trail Loop Oak Savanna
Looking up at the orange sandstone outcroppings on the rugged slopes of the Simi Hills, you would hardly expect the terrain above to host a peaceful oak savanna. Walk through this grassy area shade by tall oaks to ascend to Simi Peak, the highest point in a mountain range that spans the boundary between Ventura County and Los Angeles County just north of the 101 Freeway. ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 25, 2016
Mount Lowe Road Sunset Ridge Trail to Cape of Good Hope Mount Lowe Railway Echo Mountain Ruins San Gabriel Mountains Hike Los Angeles National Forest California
Starting near the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Altadena, Mount Lowe Road is an 8.9-mile long partially paved trail rising up the range to an intersection with Mount Wilson Red Box Road near the summit of Mount Wilson. Of course, you don't have to go that full distance on a hike up Mount Lowe Road. Sunset Ridge Trail intersects and parallels the bottom of Mount Lowe... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 17, 2016
Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point Echo Mountain Ruins Mount Lowe Road Mount Lowe Railway San Gabriel Mountains Hike Los Angeles National Forest California
Castle Canyon Trail is a dirt single track that connects the ruins at Echo Mountain to Inspiration Point, which was a premier vista point for the resort's visitors and still offers sweeping views. In the past, a railway took Echo Mountain's guests up into the mountains, but now leg power is required to get up Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point. The single track is... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 8, 2016
Las Flores Motorway hike Mount Thom Las Flores Motorway Trail Verdugo Mountains Glendale California Hike
Las Flores Motorway weaves its way up ridges on the southeast end of the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale. The wide dirt trail blooms when it reaches Mount Thom, a 2,460-foot summit with panoramic views over surrounding city-flanked mountain ranges and the skyline of downtown Los Angeles. Las Flores Motorway gains 1,220 feet in 2.5 miles to join Beaudry Motorway just below the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 10, 2016
Malibu Lagoon State Beach Surfer's Express Trail Surfrider Beach Malibu Pier Malibu Creek Estuary Beach Walk Malibu California
Recently restored Malibu Lagoon State Beach is a lovely place to walk around an estuary and stroll along the beach. Take a walking path to overlooks around shorebird-filled wetlands and connect to Surfrider Beach, a world famous point break where Malibu Creek meets the Pacific Ocean. Sinking your toes in the sand, you can make your way east to Malibu Pier. In all, you'll... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 16, 2016