Category: Los Angeles

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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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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Introducing Hiking To A Puppy At Vetter Mountain

Happy New Year, Everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We had a lovely time and started off 2020 with my baby girl’s birthday hike last week. As I do every year, I took a day off so we can celebrate Xena’s birthday doing what we love. This year my sister and my nephew

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Mt Williamson via PCT

Mt Williamson via PCT

There is a good size turnout at the trailhead for parking. Display your Adventure Pass and begin the hike on the east side of the turnout where the metal PCT trail sign is. The narrow trail is well-maintained and easy to follow. Although the trail isn’t dangerous by itself, the continued steep slope of this

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