Category: Angeles National Forest

Switzer Falls

This short moderate hike is one of the most popular hikes in L.A. I highly recommend doing it super early in the morning or on a weekday if that’s feasible. The trailhead begins at the main parking lot at the bottom of the paved Switzer Truck Trail. If you park at one of the overflow

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Mt Baden-Powell via PCT

Best dog-friendly hikes in Southern California

This hike has been on my list since last year and with my sister’s wedding and all, I didn’t get to hit the trail much in May. The night before the hike, I kept waking up. I was too excited. At 9,406 feet, Mt Baden-Powell was going to be Xena and my highest peak to conquer

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San Antonio Falls & Mt Baldy Notch

When I realized I didn’t pack my camera, I was already near the trailhead. Ugh! That never happened before! I love taking photos as much as hiking so I was more shocked that I forgot than upset. …at least I had my phone. For the 2nd time, my friends and I found Glendora Ridge Road to

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Mt Waterman & Cooper Canyon Falls

Best dog-friendly hikes in Southern California

I’ve been wanting to hike Cooper Canyon Falls for a while but the hike being only 3 miles, I couldn’t justify 3 hours of driving. Then I found out that our friends Mikako and Gin haven’t hiked Mt Waterman. Since they are next to each other, we decided to tackle both on the same day

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San Gabriel Peak via Eaton Saddle

There are two locations where you can start this hike. One is from the trailhead near the Red Box Picnic Area (Bill Riley Trailhead) and the other is from Eaton Saddle. Well, I thought I started from the Bill Riley Trailhead because that’s what I planned on doing when I left the house that morning. So

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Josephine Peak via Josephine Peak Rd

Park directly across from the Clear Creek Information Center. The trailhead is off Angeles Forest Hwy, a short walk from the parking lot. A gated fire road will appear on your right. The trail starts behind that gate. There are no signs after the trailhead but the trail is well-maintained and you won’t have a

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New Favorite! Mt Islip

Xena was a grump that morning. She is not a morning dog so when I rush to get ready super early in the morning when it’s still dark outside, she is usually grumpy. That grumpy face dissipated though when we arrived at the Islip Saddle parking lot little after 7 am. Then she was super

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