Category: Santa Monica Mountains

Sandstone Peak

At 3,111 feet, Sandstone Peak is the tallest point in the Santa Monica Mountains. Last time we tried this hike back in May of 2015, it was too warm and too crowded for our liking. We completed the loop but opted out from summiting the peak. Xena struggled with the heat and I didn’t want

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Escondido Falls

UPDATE: This trail was closed after the Woolsey Fire. Please check the LA County Road Closure website if it’s re-open before you go.  Here is another waterfall hike. This time in Malibu in the Santa Monica Mountains. Waterfall hikes are popular. I recommend doing this very early in the morning. A small parking lot is

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5 Best Dog-Friendly Hikes in Malibu

adventure dog photography

Malibu has been our favorite place to explore during summer since I started hiking with Xena. There are several dog-friendly trails that range from 3 to 6+ mile long. You can easily finish them in 2-3 hours with breaks. Although these trails are open all year round, I like them especially in summer due to

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Solstice Canyon: Summer Favorite

Though last week’s heat wave made it feel like the summer was not over yet, this is the last trail write-up for the summer hikes we did this year. Last year, I wrote 3-mile loop hike in Solstice Canyon. This time we will show you a new and longer route in the canyon which is my absolute summer

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