Mount Baden-Powell Trail San Gabriel Mountains hike Mt Baden Powell Summit hike Angeles National Forest Pacific Crest Trail
Mount Baden-Powell is a special summit in the San Gabriel Mountains. It is one of the range's tallest peaks at 9,399 feet and holds particular importance to the Boy Scouts of America because it memorializes the lofty accomplishments of Lord Baden-Powell who founded the Scout Movement. The views are lofty too, lording over an expanse of rugged mountains framed the San Gabriel Valley to the... Read more.
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Garcia Trail to Azusa Peak A sign Glendora Ridge Motorway Glendora Peak hike San Gabriel Mountains
In Griffith Park, Mount Lee has the Hollywood Sign. In the San Gabriel Mountains, Azusa Peak has the A. The big white uppercase A just below the summit is hard to miss from the city below. You can hike to the A and up to the top of Azusa Peak on a 2 2/3-mile out and back hike with 1,275 feet of elevation change. After the steep climb, you have the option to hike to a second peak, Glendora... Read more.
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Tagged with · Azusa · Free Trails · Summits · Dog-Friendly Trails · Mountain Biking Trails · San Gabriel Mountains
Distance: 4.66 miles · Elevation change: 1800 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 9, 2018
Hazard Peak Loop Hazard Peak Trail East Boundary Barranca Trail Islay Creek Trail Montaña de Oro State Park hike
The hike up and down Hazard Peak Trail delivers a heavy dose of ocean views. While it could be argued that this 6-mile round trip hike is the finest trek to the summit of Hazard Peak, you may wish to consider elongating that hike to a 9.2-mile loop that returns to the coast via Islay Creek Trail in the adjacent Islay Creek Canyon. Sacrificing a second helping of ocean views, the loop... Read more.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Free Trails · Irish Hills · Los Osos · Ocean Views · Summits · Montaña de Oro State Park
Distance: 9.2 miles · Elevation change: 1000 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 10, 2018
Hazard Peak Trail Montaña de Oro State Park summit hike
Montaña de Oro State Park is packed with so many picturesque places that it can be difficult to settle on just one day hike. However, if you are looking for broad, unobstructed view over Morro Bay, you should feel compelled to set out for the top of Hazard Peak. Looking north from this coastal 1,076-foot summit, you won't see anything even half as tall as Hazard Peak for about 15 miles,... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 20, 2017
Valencia Peak Trail Montaña de Oro State Park hike
At 1,347 feet, Valencia Peak is one of the highest summit in Montaña de Oro State Park and may provide the best panorama of the park's stunning shoreline and inviting inland peaks. The views are epic and the hike is 4.5-miles round trip with 1,275 feet of elevation. An older version of Valencia Peak Trail was 0.4 miles shorter each way, and the new route uses more switchbacks to ease the... Read more.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Free Trails · Irish Hills · Los Osos · Ocean Views · Summits · Montaña de Oro State Park
Distance: 4.5 miles · Elevation change: 1275 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 24, 2018
Marshall Peak Trail San Bernardino Mountains summit California
The San Bernardino Mountains are a rugged east-west running mountain range in San Bernardino County east of the San Gabriel Mountains. While the range tops out at the 11,500-foot summit of San Gorgonio Mountain, you can find great panoramic view from a 4,000-foot peak that is much easier to reach. Marshall Peak rises above the foothills of the mighty San Bernardino Mountains and is just a... Read more.
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Rocky Peak Park summit hike Simi Valley Los Angeles California
Rocky Peak is a panoramic 2,715-foot summit on the border between Los Angeles and Ventura counties in the Santa Susana Mountains. The county line-straddling peak stands at the center of a 4,800-acre park bearing the same name. The shortest hike to Rocky Peak takes Rocky Peak Trail from Rocky Peak Road through Rocky Peak Park. Oh boy, we're off to a rocky start... The first two miles of... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Mount Hollywood, Mount Bell, and Mount Chapel hike peaks trails Griffith Park summit trek Griffith observatory hike
If you're interested in getting some exercise with panoramic views over Griffith Park, consider hiking a loop to the summit's of three park peaks: Mount Chapel, Mount Bell, and Mount Hollywood. Starting from Hollyridge Trail at the top of Beachwood Drive, this 5.7-mile loop ascends 675 vertical feet, from 950 feet at the trailhead to 1,625 feet at the summit of Mount Hollywood, the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Summits · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 5.7 miles · Elevation change: 675 feet
By: Published: Last updated: August 29, 2019
Hollyridge Trail Beachwood Canyon Hollywood Sign Hike Mount Lee Griffith Park
Hikers have several ways to reach the Hollywood Sign atop Mount Lee in Griffith Park. For a short steep hike, you could cross Cahuenga Peak for a tough 3-miler. For a lengthier 6.4-mile trek, you could hike from Brush Canyon Trail to Mount Lee. Hollyridge offers something in the middle, a 3.5-mile round trip hike that climbs 750 feet to the Hollywood Sign. Accessing the trailhead is a... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Hollywood · Summits · Dog-Friendly Trails · Griffith Park · Santa Monica Mountains
Distance: 3.5 miles · Elevation change: 750 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
Sawyer Mountain Trail Adirondack Mountains New York hike
For summit views without the usual summit effort, head to Sawyer Mountain in the Adirondacks. The trail to the top of the mountain gains 650 feet over a 2.5-mile round trip hike. While the trail travels through a sheltered hardwood forest the entire way, there are two overlooks around the summit that provide far-reaching views over the trees across the surrounding valleys, ridges, and... Read more.
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Tagged with · Adirondack Mountains · Adirondack Park · Free Trails · Summits
Distance: 2.5 miles · Elevation change: 650 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 23, 2017

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