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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 […]Read More
Iron Mountain via Heaton Flats in San Gabriel Mountains is a strenuous hike but great for training! It’s almost 7k ft of elevation gain in just under 7 miles.Read More
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 […]Read More
Day hike to a roaring waterfall deep in Angeles National Forest, within a 1-2 hour drive from Los Angeles. The Burkhart Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls is a short, easy 3-mile roundtrip hike. It is well shaded and fun for the whole family with lots of wildflowers in the Spring and early Summer.Read More
The Portuguese Bend Reserve took me by surprise – this beautiful coastal hike in the Southbay is a great option this time of year because the rain makes everything green and the wildflowers already started to bloom. The Portuguese Bend Reserve has a system of many interconnected trails with one main fire road (Burma Rd) […]Read More