Our introduction to the Sand To Snow National Monument near Palm Springs was a pleasant one! Since we enjoyed exploring the Whitewater Canyon View Loop trail in springtime, I wanted to go back and explore more. So, when we stayed in Joshua Tree last October, we went back and hiked to Red Dome. This mostly
Category: 3 – 5 Miles
I love the desert in cooler months, so I was thrilled when I found out one of our close friends was planning a birthday bash for her fur baby in Joshua Tree last fall. Due to the photo schedule during September and October, I didn’t have much time to explore. I started to feel claustrophobic.
Mt Pinos is located in the Los Padres National Forest on the boundary between Ventura and Kern counties. At 8,847 feet, Mt Pinos is the highest point in Ventura County. This hike is near Frasier Park (74 miles northwest of Los Angeles). The drive to Mt Pinos from LA was pretty easy and nice. It
Some hikes are fun. Some hikes are challenging. Some hikes are just peaceful. And then, some hikes awake you. This hike was one of those. This trail is located in Whitewater Preserve in Sand to Snow National Monument. Whitewater Preserve is located 103 miles east of Los Angeles and 16 miles west of Palm Springs.
This hike is located in Mount Baldy, CA. Hiker parking spots are available by the Mt Baldy Visitor Center near the trailhead. There are limited spots and parking can be challenging on the weekends so go early or go on a weekday if your schedule is flexible. You need to pick up an Adventure Pass
This hike is located in Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange, CA. These trails are enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikes, and trail runners year-round. There is a small entrance fee to the park per vehicle. To begin the hike, you can take any trail from the parking lot. They all take you to Historic Dam
This hike is located in Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in West Hills, CA. Although the trails are open year-round, the best time to hike it is spring when the rolling hills are green and wildflowers are blooming. Here is another hike from February a few years ago. You can see what it