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4,240 mi 6,824 km of trail 248 Recommended Routes

Gems 15 Gems Easy Trails 518 Trails Intermediate Trails 1,076 Trails Hard Trails 228 Trails

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Gems in Southern California - 15

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gem Favorite Looking across the San Bernardino Mts, at Mt. San Antonio (Baldy), in the San Gabriel Mts, from the Keller Peak Fire Lookout.

Keller Peak Fire Lookout

(3) Running…, CA
gem Favorite Cool rock formation!!

Eagle Rock

(8) Julian, CA
gem Favorite San Antonio Falls

San Antonio Falls

(9) Wrightwood, CA
gem Favorite Los Angeles

Griffith Observatory

(8) Hollywood, CA
gem Favorite Inspiration point at Anacapa Island!

Inspiration Point

(4) Anacapa…, CA
gem Favorite Clouds begin to fill the sky looking north from Sandstone Peak.

Sandstone Peak

(6) Casa Co…, CA
gem Favorite Mount Rubidoux Cross.

World Peace Tower and Friendship Bridge

(7) Rubidoux, CA
gem Favorite Cooper Canyon Falls in late spring.

Cooper Canyon Falls

(8) Wrightwood, CA

Recommended Routes in Southern California - 240

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Favorite Bridge to Nowhere, Angeles National Forest
Intermediate/Difficult

Bridge to Nowhere - East Fork Trail #8W13

9.8 mi 15.8 km 814' Up 248.01 m Up 814' Down 248.01 m Down

La Verne, CA
Favorite Lower Eaton Canyon Falls.
Intermediate

Eaton Falls

3.6 mi 5.8 km 382' Up 116.53 m Up 382' Down 116.5 m Down

Altadena, CA
Favorite Sunset over the Santa Monica Bay from the East Topanga Fire Road. with permission from laollis
Intermediate/Difficult

Parker Mesa Overlook

7.5 mi 12.1 km 1,469' Up 447.84 m Up 1,471' Down 448.44 m Down

Las Flores, CA
Favorite Balanced rock, viewable from afar as well as up close like this. Very cool landmark.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sandstone Peak Loop

6.1 mi 9.8 km 1,144' Up 348.65 m Up 1,144' Down 348.63 m Down

Thousan…, CA
Favorite 90-degree panorama from the Mt. Woodsen Trail centered SSW.
Intermediate/Difficult

Potato Chip Rock

7.1 mi 11.5 km 1,881' Up 573.36 m Up 1,881' Down 573.34 m Down

Poway, CA
Favorite Sturtevant Falls Trail.
Intermediate

Sturtevant Falls

3.4 mi 5.4 km 639' Up 194.74 m Up 639' Down 194.85 m Down

Arcadia, CA
Favorite Everything is clear at 5000ft above.  You can even see the tall buildings in Downtown Los Angeles!
Difficult

Mount Wilson

13.6 mi 21.9 km 4,739' Up 1444.47 m Up 4,739' Down 1444.32 m Down

Sierra…, CA
Favorite Top of the World Sunset
Intermediate/Difficult

Top of the World Loop

7.1 mi 11.4 km 896' Up 272.95 m Up 901' Down 274.66 m Down

Laguna…, CA

Trails in Southern California - 1574

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5.1 mi 8.2 km #1El Cajon Mountain Summit Trail
Difficult
Lakeside, CA
Difficult
Lakeside, CA 21 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #2Mt. Baldy Trail #7W12
Difficult
San Antonio Heights, CA
Difficult
San Antonio Heights, CA 21 
3.6 mi 5.7 km #3Pine Knot Trail 1E01
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA 18 
7.4 mi 12.0 km #4Cucamonga Peak Trail #7W04
Difficult
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Difficult
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 17 
1.3 mi 2.0 km #5Kwaay Paay Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santee, CA 22 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #6Icehouse Canyon Trail #7W07A
Intermediate/Difficult
San Antonio Heights, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
San Antonio Heights, CA 18 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #7Deep Creek Hot Springs Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Arrowhead, CA
3.1 mi 5.0 km #8Devil's Backbone Trail #7W05
Difficult
Wrightwood, CA
Difficult
Wrightwood, CA 17 
15.1 mi 24.3 km #9Skyline Trail
Intermediate
Big Bear City, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear City, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10Red Rock Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Foothill Ranch, CA
Intermediate
Foothill Ranch, CA 14 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #11Cathedral Peak Trail
Very Difficult
Mission Canyon, CA
Very Difficult
Mission Canyon, CA
10.2 mi 16.5 km #12Big Laguna Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Pine Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Pine Valley, CA 10 
8.1 mi 13.1 km #13Vivian Creek Trail
Difficult
Banning, CA
Difficult
Banning, CA 11 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #14Big Horn Mine Trail
Intermediate
Wrightwood, CA
Intermediate
Wrightwood, CA 12 
1.2 mi 1.9 km #15Jenks Lake Trail #1E20
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
3.9 mi 6.3 km #16Carrington Point Road
Intermediate
Isla Vista, CA
Intermediate
Isla Vista, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #17Razor Point Trail
Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
Intermediate
Del Mar, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #18North Bluff Trail
Intermediate
Anacapa Island, CA
Intermediate
Anacapa Island, CA
5.5 mi 8.8 km #19Don Mullally Trail
Difficult
Santa Clarita, CA
Difficult
Santa Clarita, CA
12.8 mi 20.7 km #20Sulphur Mountain Road Recreation Trail
Intermediate
Ojai, CA
Intermediate
Ojai, CA

Photos of Southern California - 2226

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Following the leader!
May 20, 2019 near Wrightwood, CA
Windswept trees just below the summit...
May 20, 2019 near Wrightwood, CA
View of the Observatory with Down Town Los Angeles in the distance.
Apr 22, 2019 near Hollywo…, CA
Summit of Mt. San Antonio facing south-east.
Aug 5, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Dropping down into the Valley of the Moon
Mar 26, 2018 near Cereso…, MX
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Mar 18, 2018 near Borrego…, CA
It's all about balance...
Mar 13, 2019 near La Caña…, CA
Where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean. Taken at low tide in the Fall.
Sep 13, 2017 near Imperia…, CA