Category: 7 – 9 Miles

Chiquito Falls

Here is another pretty hike in the Cleveland National Forest. The trailhead begins from the same parking lot for the Sitton Peak hike. The single-track dirt path quickly takes you into Decker Canyon and away from the Ortega Hwy (Route 74) noise. The sound of the creek from the canyon was relaxing. It gave me

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Exploring Redwood Regional Park

Have you ever seen a wild turkey? I haven’t until that morning. I’ll get to that. A couple months ago, we visited San Francisco so I decided to check out one of the trails recommended by our guest blog, Top 5 Dog-Friendly Spring/Summer Hikes in the Bay Area by Hikes Dogs Love. From the pictures, Redwood Regional Park

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Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon

Josephine Peak is one of our favorite hikes in the Angeles National Forest. Back in January, we hiked here with a few friends to celebrate Xena’s 6th birthday. There are a couple ways to hike to Josephine Peak. This hiking guide is for the Colby Canyon route. We parked in the small dirt lot at the trailhead and

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Tahquitz Peak Lookout

Idyllwild-Pine Cove is 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Tahquitz Peak has been on my list for over a year. I was determined to climb this peak this winter while it’s still cool. Some parts of the trail are narrow near the peak and the trail can be closed for weeks during winter due to

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Birthday Hike

My baby turned 6 exactly a week go! I took a day off from work so we can celebrate it with our friends in the mountains. We hiked to one of our favorite peaks in the Angeles National Forest. Josephine Peak. We tried a new route from the Colby Canyon trailhead and loved it! This is

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Grays Peak in Big Bear Lake

Fawnskin is 95 miles east of Los Angeles. The trailhead is located in Fawnskin (north of Big Bear Lake) across from the Grout Bay Picnic Area. It was easy to find and there was plenty of parking when we arrived. I was nicely surprised by a flush toilet! Those things are hard to come by

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Skelton, Barney and Duck

Barney Lake

Those are the names of the lakes we visited on this hike.  …Continuing from our last post Inyo National Forest Camping Trip – Part 2 I finally fell asleep after 12:30 AM. That was the last time I checked the time. I woke up a few times thinking I thought I heard a noise then drifted

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