Category: Angeles National Forest

Smith Mountain

Take me back to Smith Mountain! This is our new favorite hike in the Angeles National Forest! That foggy, cool morning was perfect for this fun challenging hike because this trail is exposed from beginning to end. Both Xena and I absolutely loved every minute of this hike. After parking at the Smith Mountain Trailhead near

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Hiking To Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks Hike

This hike begins from the Mt Waterman trailhead across Buckhorn Day Use Area in the Angeles National Forest. After crossing the HWY 2, start the hike via the fire road behind the gate and keep your eyes open for a weathered sign for Mt Waterman Loop to your left in the first 0.1 miles. When

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5 Best Dog-Friendly Waterfall Hikes Near Los Angeles

Did you know there are waterfalls near Los Angeles? Did you also know that this is the best time to visit the waterfalls? If you drive just an hour or two, you can find some lovely hikes to pretty waterfalls this time of the year! Thanks to the wet winter we had, the trails we’ve hiked

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Cooper Canyon via Cloudburst Summit

Cooper Canyon Falls

Hiking to Cooper Canyon Falls can start from two locations – Buckhorn Campground or Cloudburst Summit. This hike begins from Cloudburst Summit (7,018 ft) in Pearblossom, CA. When we arrived at the trailhead, there was still some snow left from the recent snowfall. It was partly ice. After putting on the microspikes, we began the hike on

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