Category: 5 – 7 Miles

Thunder Mountain via Mt Baldy Notch

After hiking to peaceful Timber Mountain, one of the Three T’s, in June, I was excited to conquer the other two mountains. Next up, Thunder Mountain. There are a few trailhead options. We began the hike on a fire road near the Mt Baldy ski lifts. It’s a grueling uphill for 0.35 miles to Mt Baldy Road.

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L.A.’s 8 Best Dog-Friendly Summer Hikes

Please read our previous post if you have not hiked at high altitude before and consult with your doctor prior to doing these hikes if you are a beginner. With the desert climate, Los Angeles can get brutal during summer months. We like to escape the summer heat by going up to higher elevation. I’ve selected our 8

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Mt Hawkins & Throop Peak via Dawson Saddle

Throop Peak is named after Amos G. Throop, the founder of Throop University in 1891. Today it’s known as the California Institute of Technology. To get to Dawson Saddle (Elev. 7,901 ft), click on the link below and get the directions from the Google map.  Dawson Saddle is clearly marked. You will have to cross the

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Hidden Valley via Mormon Trail

Hidden Valley is in the South Mountain Park just 8 miles outside of Phoenix, Arizona. There is a parking lot at the trailhead but if it’s full, you should be able to find free parking on the street. The South Mountain Park has an extensive trail system and this is one of the many hikes

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