Category: Southern California

Robbers Roost in Orange

Adventure Dog

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

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Castle Peak in West Hills

Castle Peak Loop

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

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Trail Canyon Falls

Adventure Dog

When the brutal summer heat was finally coming to an end, the wildfires took over the mountains in Southern California last year. The Bobcat Fire burned for months in the Angeles National Forest. It started on September 6, 2020, and was finally contained by December 18. To say I was disappointed and felt sad would

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Whatever Wednesday

Eagle Rock Hike

The day when I found out Xena is a cattle dog in disguise. Our hike to Eagle Rock back in March included a couple of unexpected cattle drives. The Kilchers of Alaska The Last Frontier made it look hard, but apparently, all you need is Xena. The cows made a line and followed us for

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Calabasas Peak

Calabasas Peak

Here is another hike from Calabasas, CA. This is a moderately-trafficked trail. There is a dirt turnout on Stunt Road across from the trailhead for parking. This turnout is also used for Stunt High Trail parking so it can get crowded later in the morning. However, if you plan to start hiking before 9 AM,

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Stunt High Trail in Calabasas

Hiking girl with dog

Calabasas is too hot for us during the warm months so we checked out a couple of hikes back in January/February taking advantage of the cooler weather. There is a dirt turnout on Stunt Road by the trailhead for parking. When we reached around 8:30 AM, there was just one other car. If you usually

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