Ennisbrook Trail in Montecito Creekside Trail San Ysidro Creek Preserve
If you are looking for a peaceful stroll in the peaceful Central Coast city of Montecito, examine Ennisbrook Trail. This 1.85-mile lollipop loop with 150 feet of elevation change explores an oak woodland in the 44-acre San Ysidro Creek Preserve. The easy trail is charmed by old stone bridges spanning San Ysidro Creek, which you will follow on this creekside hike. In the... Read more.
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Distance: 1.85 miles – Elevation change: 150 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Malibu Springs Trail to Nicholas Flat Malibu California hike Santa Monica Mountains Leo Carrillo State Park Mulholland Highway hike to Nicholas Flat Natural Preserve
Near the west end of Mulholland Highway north of Leo Carrillo State Park, you will find an almost hidden trailhead for Malibu Springs Trail. This spring-loaded single track is faint and overgrown in areas, providing a sense of adventure as you take in fantastic views of the highest peaks Santa Monica Mountains. At the end of an arduous climb, you will drop down to... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: April 28, 2014
Charmlee Wilderness Park hiking trail Malibu California Ocean overlook old ranch ruins
Charmlee Wilderness Park is perched on a bluff overlooking Malibu's alluring coast. Operated by the city of Malibu, this 590-acre regional park has eight miles of interwoven trails, making it easy to "build your own" hike between two to four miles, easy to moderate. In spring, Charmlee puts on a champion's display of wildflowers. The ocean views are a knockout!The... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 19, 2014
Escondido Falls hiking trail in Malibu Winding Way directions photos pictures and map Escondido Canyon Waterfall
When Escondido Falls is flowing strong, it is flat out one of the finest waterfalls around Los Angeles.This 3.8-mile round trip hike begins with 0.75 miles uphill along Winding Way, a paved road that passes extravagant Malibu residences. Do not let the blacktop deter you. The waterfall is well worth the unconventional start. After gaining 200 feet, the road heads... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Skyline Trail Mount Rainier National Park hike Washington Paradise Panorama Point
There may be no better hike in Mount Rainier National Park than Skyline Trail. The hike begins from Paradise, a perfectly named destination on the southern slope of Mount Rainier. Loop up to Panorama Point, a stunning viewpoint that is about as close to the summit of Rainier as you can get without an ice ax. The trail passes snowfields, streams, waterfalls, and fields... Read more.
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Distance: 5.5 miles – Elevation change: 1625 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: April 28, 2014
Naches Peak Loop Trail Mount Rainier National Park hiking Washington wildflower hike
The bloom of wildflowers on Naches Peak Loop is the #1 draw to this trail. An extraordinary carpet of purple lupines and other colorful flowers appearing along this trail each summer. The fact that Naches Peak Loop stands out among other trails in Mount Rainier National Park, which has lots of great places to see wildflowers, tells you that this trail is something... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: April 28, 2014
Wildflowers in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - photos of desert flowers and details about the anual wildflower bloom in the Anza-Borrego Desert
Wildflowers draw crowds of visitors to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Who wouldn't want to see the desert come alive with vibrant tapestries of colors? At peak bloom, which lasts just a couple of weeks, the desert floor transforms into a dazzling tableau with carpets of yellow, red, and purple. The bloom typically climaxes in early march, but the intensity and timing... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: April 27, 2014
San Luis Mountain Hike Laguna Lake Park Cerro San Luis Obispo Madonna Mountain Trail
Located just west of downtown San Luis Obispo, the 1,292-foot Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain) offers sweeping views of the Santa Lucia Mountains and other peaks in the Morros, the chain of mountains that Cerro San Luis is a part of. The Morros, or Nine Sisters, are a line of prominent volcanic peaks between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. These beautiful peaks set... Read more.
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Distance: 5.7 miles – Elevation change: 1150 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 15, 2014
Jade Cove Plaskett Rock point Pacific Coast Bluff Trail Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Hike
Along the bluffs of the Big Sur Coast protected by Los Padres National Forest there is a scenic and easy ocean-view hike. Jade Cove and Plaskett Rock Point are just south of Plaskett Creek Campground on the west side of Highway One. Visited together, they form a 1.5-mile hike.There are two trailheads for this hike, both are unmarked a somewhat difficult to spot. ... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 18, 2014
Wildflowers Los Angeles Malibu California flowers
Wildflowers in the Santa Monica Mountains and San Gabriel Mountains bloom each spring adding splashes of color to the trails around Los Angeles. Below are a few examples of some of the more common wildflowers that appear along the trail. The flowers are listed alphabetically with a link to the trails where they were seen. For a broader reference visit the Santa Monica... Read more.
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