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... Read more.
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Mount Ollivier from Mueller Hut Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Southern Alps Summit New Zealand
Mount Ollivier is a 1,933-meter tall peak in the Sealy Range of the Southern Alps in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. In 1939, Sir Edmond Hillary summited the mountain in what is recognized as his first major climb. (He went on to bag some other noteworthy peaks as well...) To get to the top of Mount Ollivier, you will first need to make your way to Mueller Hut, which... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 13, 2016
East Cuesta Ridge Road Mount Lowe Road Santa Lucia Mountain East Cuesta Ridge Hike San Luis Obispo
East Cuesta Ridge Road, also known as Mount Lowe Road, is a dirt road that crosses the dominant ridgeline in the Santa Lucia Mountains northeast of San Luis Obispo. Views from the trail extend over San Luis Obispo and its surrounding peaks toward the ocean to the west at Morro Bay and to the south by Oceano Dunes. The hike starts just off Highway 101 at the top of Cuesta... Read more.
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Mount Hollywood Hiking Trail Griffith Park Western Canyon Griffith Observatory hike Los Angeles California
Mount Hollywood is a prominent peak in Griffith Park, located above and behind Griffith Observatory. While it isn't the park's tallest peak at 1,625 feet, the summit offers excellent 360-degree views. The trails on Mount Hollywood have postcard perspectives of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory, plus views of downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains. ... Read more.
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Rankin Ridge Trail Hike Wind Cave National Park Black Hills South Dakota Rankin Ridge Fire Tower Lookout Tower Hike
Rankin Ridge forms part of the southeast edge of the Black Hills and at 5,013 feet in elevation, it is the highest point in Wind Cave National Park. A lookout tower rises above the ridge top, which can be reached via a 250-foot ascent on a 0.55-mile long single track. Take a wide dirt trail back down the ridge to form a one-mile loop. Although this hike is short, it is... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 25, 2016
Twin Peaks hike Angeles National Forest San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Mount Waterman Trail Twin Peaks East
The double-crested mountain of Twin Peaks is located close to the absolute center of the San Gabriel Mountains, making it an ideal mountain for catching big views over the range, including high points like Mount Wilson, Mount Baldy, and a slew of other summits. A trail leads to the 7,761-foot summit of Twin Peaks East, the higher of Twin Peak's sibling summits. Cross... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 14, 2015
Mount Maunganui Track Base Track Walk Summit Hike Mauao Tauranga New Zealand Mt Maunganui
Mount Maunganui is an extinct volcano crowning the tip of a peninsula at the mouth of Tauranga Harbour in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. The mountain has stunning sea views from its base all the way up to the summit, so it is a delight to hike. Next to Mount Maunganui, a beach city with the same name covers the flat part of the peninsula between beaches and is... Read more.
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Distance: 6.8 kilometers / 4.2 miles – Elevation change: 230 meters / 755 feet
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Temescal Ridge Trail Hub Junction Temescal Peak Reseda Boulevard Hike Santa Monica Mountains Topanga State Park Dirt Mulholland Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park
Reseda Boulevard gives hikers in the San Fernando Valley easy access to Topanga State Park and other areas of the Santa Monica Mountains. From the top of Reseda Boulevard, it is just 0.2 miles up to an unpaved stretch of Mulholland Drive (called Dirt Mulholland) that runs east and west across the range, connecting to lots of other trails, including nearby Temescal Ridge... Read more.
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Kakepuku Mountain Historic Reserve Kakepuku Track Mount Kakepuku Walk Te Awamutu Waikato Region Hike New Zealand
Kakepuku Track offers a farm-to-summit trek in Kakepuku Mountain Historic Reserve. The track to the summit of Kakepuku Mountain is 8 kilometers (5 miles) round trip with 407 meters (1,335 feet) of elevation change. A lookout tower atop the 449-meter summit garners round-the-compass views above the treetops. A wooden viewing platform and benches along the track provide... Read more.
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Distance: 8 kilometers / 5 miles – Elevation change: 407 meters / 1335 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 27, 2015
Mesa Peak hike Backbone Trail Mesa Peak Motorway hike Corral Canyon Road ocean view summit Malibu California
It is pretty unusual to hike to a peak from a trailhead at a higher elevation. In the case of Mesa Peak, the lofty trailhead along Corral Canyon Road treats hikers to summit-worthy views right from the get-go. While the elevation profile is atypical, the hike along Mesa Peak Motorway to Mesa Peak in Malibu is quite enjoyable. Ocean overlooks appear all along the wide... Read more.
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