Santa Paula Canyon Trail The Punchbowl Hike Santa Paula Canyon Punch Bowls Big Cone Camp East Fork Trail Los Padres National Forest Topatopa Mountains California
Framed by tall, rugged ridges in the Topatopa Mountains, Santa Paula Creek slices through the rockbed of Santa Paula Canyon, carving out alluring pools and cascades called the Punchbowl (or Punch Bowls). Finishing with a flourish, the Punchbowl has a 25-foot waterfall and a pool that you can relax beside. The Punchbowl is located between Big Cone Camp and Cross Camp, two Los Padres... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: February 12, 2018
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 gradual when it... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 9, 2018
Gould Mesa Trail Camp San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Altadena Hike Gould Mesa Road 3N69 to Gould Mesa Campground
Gould Mesa Trail Camp is a hike-in campground in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains, quite close to cities like Altadena and La Cañada Flintridge. The most obvious route to Gould Mesa is Gabrielino Trail. For something that's about half as long and twice as steep, you can take Gould Mesa Road, which drops 525 feet over 1.15 miles going from Angeles Crest Highway down a ridge and... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 6, 2017
Gabrielino Trail Gould Mesa Trail Camp San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Altadena Hike to Gould Mesa Campground
Gabrielino Trail is one of the principle trails through Angeles National Forest. Starting from the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, you can take this trail a short distance up a canyon along the lovely Arroyo Seco and come to Gould Mesa Trail Camp, a hike-in campground just a couple miles from civilization that delivers a quick escape from cities in the valley below. Starting in an... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 6, 2017
Camping in Andrew Molera State Park Trail Camp Big Sur California Campground
Andrew Molera State Park preserves nearly 5,000 acres of beautiful parkland at the north end of Big Sur. Hikers can explore the park on over twenty miles of trails, including the Ridge Trail - Panorama Trail - Bluff Trail Loop hike. For campers there is Andrew Molera State Park Trail Camp. This 24-site first-come first-serve campground is located in a grassy meadow near the Big Sur River... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 20, 2018
Henninger Flats hike Altadena Mount Wilson Toll Road hike San Gabriel Mountains trail Pasadena
In 1917, Mount Wilson Toll Road was used to bring equipment (including the 100-inch mirror) up to Mount Wilson Observatory where the world's largest telescope was assembled for gazing out across the universe. Today visitors can use the same dirt road to enjoy naked-eye views across the Southland. On clear days the views extend to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, framed by two slices of the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 12, 2017
Inspiration Point hike Mount Lowe Road Mt. Lowe Railway hike San Gabriel Peak Mount Lowe Trail Camp Angeles National Forest hiking trail Mount Lowe Railroad
Sometimes it can seem ambitious just to go for a hike in the rugged San Gabriel Mountains, but Thaddeus Lowe was way more determined than that, devising an incline tram and railway to bring guests to a resort, tavern, and mountain overlooks that he created in the San Gabriel Mountains about a century ago. His railway and resorts have long been destroyed, but hikers can still visit the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: November 12, 2017
Cruickshank Trail Silver Peak Wilderness Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Hike
For backpackers and day hikers, Cruickshank Trail offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore the wilderness off Highway One on the beautiful Big Sur Coast. The single track starts by climbing to lofty ocean views, and then heads inland along a canyon wall with relaxing pockets of oaks and redwoods toward a handful of trail camps. The excellent trail to Upper Cruickshank Camp crosses... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 20, 2018
Buckeye Trail Silver Peak Wilderness Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Hike Buckeye Camp
It can sound like hyperbole when you try to put into words the breathtaking, jaw-dropping stop-you-in-your tracks ocean views found on trails in Big Sur. Never the less, Buckeye Trail has absolutely extraordinary views over the Pacific that you need to see to believe. Rising above Highway One, the trail ventures through the Silver Peak Wilderness, ascending coastal canyons and ridges to... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 20, 2018
Pebble Creek Trail Yellowstone National Park hike backpacking
Starting just inside Yellowstone's northeast entrance near Cooke City, Montana, there is an interstate trail traveling through a beautiful backcountry meadow boxed in by 10,000-foot peaks. Pebble Creek Trail is often ventured as a top-to-bottom 12-mile long through hike ending at Pebble Creek Campground. There are five trail camps along Pebble Creek Trail for backpackers. Even if you can't... Read more.
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Distance: 12 miles · Elevation change: 950 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 25, 2017

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