Category: Santa Monica Mountains

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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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

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 ranging from 3 to 6+ miles 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 its

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