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Easy Hike to Trail Canyon Falls in LA

Trail Canyon Falls is one of my favorite short, easy, family-friendly waterfall hikes in the Los Angeles area. It’s been a dry winter so GO NOW while the waterfall is still flowing. Be aware though, there is a lot of poison ivy along the trail, specifically around the first half closer to the water.

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Hike Reports LA / SoCal Trails Winter Mountaineering

Safety Concerns When Planning a Winter Hike in Southern California Mountains

The San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains are home to many accessible trails, but also some rugged mountain terrains. In the wintertime particularly, SoCal gets hit with a good amount of snow which makes these mountains a different level of playing field compared to Spring, Summer, and Fall.

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Ladyface Mountain: One Mile Ridge Hike in Agoura Hills

This short, but steep, day hike near Los Angeles reminds me of island ridge hikes.

The trail includes some short class 3 scrambles but can be bypassed by hiking the dirt trail around most of it.

It’s a good hike if you’re looking for a quick, short, booty-blasting workout with a little spice.

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Climb Mount Baldy in the Winter via Mountaineers Route

Climbing Baldy Bowl on a dry season in Southern California

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Hike Mount Lawlor 5928 ft. in Angeles National Forest

HIKE TO: Mount Lawlor TRAIL: Strawberry Peak Trail > Firebreak MILES: 4.55 miles loop TIME: 2:43 hr DATE I WENT: 2/14/20 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 5928 ft ELEVATION GAIN: 1309 ft PARKING PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Angeles National Forest Mount Lawlor (5928 ft) in Angeles National Forest is a relatively easy and short hike in the Angeles […]

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Hike Strawberry Peak via Mountaineer’s Route

HIKE TO: Strawberry Peak TRAIL: Mountaineer’s Route from Colby Canyon MILES: 6.46 miles out and back TIME: 2:47 hrs up, 2:17 hrs down DATE I WENT: 12/20/20 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 6165ft ELEVATION GAIN: 2684 ft PARKING PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Angeles National Forest Strawberry Peak’s Mountaineer’s Route is considered a class 2-3 climb, meaning it’s a […]

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Hike Iron Mountain via Heaton Flats in Angeles National Forest

HIKE TO: Iron Mountain (aka Big Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain #1) TRAIL: Heaton Flats Trail > Iron Mountain Trail MILES: 13.94 miles (out & back) TIME: 4:37 hours up, 3:!6 hours down DATE I WENT: 12/13/20 DIFFICULTY: strenuous ELEVATION: 7981 ft ELEVATION GAIN: 5981 ft (6856 ft gross) PARKING PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Angeles National Forest/ […]

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Short Hike to a Swimming Hole in Stoddard Canyon

HIKE TO: Stoddard Canyon Falls MILES: 1.25 miles (out & back) TIME: 15-20 mins one-way DATE I WENT: 8/15/20 DIFFICULTY: easy ELEVATION: 3653 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 188 ft HIKE PERMIT: no PARKING PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Angeles National Forest / Mount Baldy Wilderness Preserve / San Gabriel Mountains *please note Google maps currently shows this […]

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3 Hikes in Lake Arrowhead: Plan a Weekend Getaway

TRIP DATES: November 13-15, 2020 LOCATION: San Bernardino Mountains (Crestline/ Lake Arrowhead) CAMP: Thousand Pines via Campspot HIKES: Hot Spring, Heart Rock, & Pinnacles National Take a Hike Day 2020 There are 60k+ trails in the National Trail System and with the convenience of a cabin near Lake Arrowhead this past weekend, I got to […]

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Hike to Bighorn Peak in Angeles National Forest

HIKE TO: Bighorn Peak TRAIL: Icehouse Canyon > Ontario Peak Trail MILES: 10.57 miles (out & back) TIME: 4:39 hrs (4 hr moving time) DATE I WENT: 10/25/20 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 8441 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 3428 ft HIKE PERMIT: no PARKING PERMIT: yes LOCATION: Angeles National Forest/ San Bernardino National Forest, Cucamonga Wilderness Icehouse […]

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