High Peak - Balconies Cave Loop hike Pinnacles National Park High Peaks Trail Juniper Canyon Balconies Cave Trail Old Pinnacles Trail
Pinnacles National Park is a spectacular place to hike. There is a High Peaks area covered in rock spires and equally impressive boulder-filled gorges with talus caves to explore. See both the High Peaks and Balconies Cave on a great 9-mile loop through diverse Pinnacles landscapes. Starting in the east, this clockwise loop ascends 1,575 feet to a thrilling crossing of... Read more.
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Distance: 9 miles – Elevation change: 1575 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 30, 2014
Cape Woolamai Walking Tracks Woolamai Surf Beach Hike Cape Woolamai Beacon Pinnacles Old Granite Quarry Cleeland Bight Phillip Island Victoria Australia Cape Woolamai State Faunal Reserve
Cape Woolamai is a 308-hectar (760-acre) reserve established in 1968. The preserve protects the southeast end of Phillip Island and also the highest point on the island, a 112-meters-above-sea-level crest on the bluffs at the top of Cape Woolamai. The summit isn't much of a climb, so sandy beaches and stunning granite cliffs are the real draw for hikers. Thanks to a... Read more.
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Distance: 8.5 kilometers / 5.3 miles – Elevation change: 112 meters / 365 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 19, 2014
Monserate Mountain Preserve Hike Fallbrook Monserate Mountain Summit Trail Monserate Mountain Loop Trail San Diego County
Monserate Mountain offers a workout of a hike, beginning just off Interstate 15 in the Northern San Diego County city of Fallbrook, just ten miles south of Temecula in Riverside County. There is 1,200 vertical feet between the trailhead at the base of Monserate Mountain and the panoramic summit at the top, tackled on a 1 2/3-mile ascent. You can turn around at the top... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Vetter Mountain hike Vetter Mountain Fire Lookout Tower Vetter Mountain Road Silver Moccasin Trail San Gabriel Mountains summit hike Angeles National Forest Vetter Mountain Lookout hike Charlton Flats Picnic Area
Vetter Mountain has got to be one of the more scenic peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains, boasting a 360-degree summit that's a total stunner. For decades, hikers marched up the mountain to see the historic fire lookout tower that stood at the summit, but in 2009, the Station Fire destroyed the tower and scorched Vetter Mountain. The area is still in recovery from the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 23, 2014
Tarantula Hill Trail Thousand Oaks California Dawns Peak hike
The foreboding sounding Tarantula Hill, which also goes by the more welcoming name of Dawn's Peak, is a small, isolated mound in Thousand Oaks that hikers can summit for views over the Conejo Valley and into the nearby Santa Monica Mountains. If your spider senses are detecting pavement, that's because the entire half-mile-long trail up Tarantula Hill is paved. While... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Oats Peak Trail Montaña de Oro State Park summit hike New Oats Peak Trail San Luis Obispo California
Oats Peak is the second highest summit in Montaña de Oro State Park, a full 26 feet taller than Valencia Peak, which is probably the park's favorite summit for hikers. Oats Peak is located a couple miles inland of Valencia Peak, sporting smaller ocean views and greater views over the Irish Hills, the canyons and ridges making up the interior of the Montaña de Oro State... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Mount San Jacinto Peak summit hike Marion Mountain Trail Deer Springs Trail San Jacinto Mountains wilderness trek
San Jacinto Peak is one of the true crowns of Southern California and is a crowning achievement for any hiker who reaches the summit. San Jacinto Peak is the second highest mountain in Southern California and the pinnacle of the San Jacinto Mountain Range at 10,834 feet above sea level. Hikers who spar with San Jacinto Peak should be prepared for an all day challenge. ... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Indian Mountain hike San Bernardino National Forest San Jacinto Mountains Trail California
The 6-mile round trip hike to Indian Mountain starts from a convenient trailhead on Route 243, the main road between Banning and Idyllwild. While San Jacinto Peak is the blockbuster summit in the San Jacinto Mountains, this Indy is a crowd pleaser too, requiring a feature-length time commitment of two to three hours to hike to and from the 5,790-foot summit. The hike... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Buena Vista Peak Trail Kings Canyon National Park Redwood Mountain Grove hike to Buena Vista Peak summit trek
What's taller than a giant sequoia? In the Redwood Mountain Grove, the world's largest sequoia grove, the something taller is Buena Vista Peak, a granite summit that rises above the big trees. The hike to the top of Buena Vista Peak is just 2 miles round trip with 420 feet of elevation gain, making it one of the easier summits to reach in the Sierra. The 360-degree... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 19, 2014
Black Hill Trail Morro Bay State Park San Luis Obispo hike California Morros Nine Sisters Black Mountain
Of all the Morros in San Luis Obispo County, Black Hill is the easiest to summit (even easier than Islay Hill. This 661-foot volcanic peak in Morro Bay State Park can be reached by hiking 0.6 miles round trip up a dirt single track with 175 feet of elevation gain and views over the city of Morro Bay. For those looking for more, there are longer hikes to the summit... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 19, 2014

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