Tag: kid-friendly

Jacks Peak to Rhus Trail Loop

Adventure Dog Photography

A trip isn’t complete without exploring a trail or two for outdoor-loving girls like us. Considering how extremely dog-friendly Carmel was, I found it hard to believe that it was difficult to find a dog-friendly trail nearby. I managed to find one in Jacks Peak County Park in Monterey, CA, so off we went. I

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Soldier Pass Trail in Sedona

Soldier Pass Trail

Sedona, Arizona offers many dog-friendly hiking trails. I enjoyed visiting the area with Xena past winter. Soldier Pass Trail is located in Coconino National Forest, and no permit is required for this hike. Soldier Pass is an out-and-back trail. The first half of this trail is often high-trafficked due to jeep tour and off-road vehicle

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Mojave Desert Lava Tube

Mojave Desert Lava Tube

Mojave Desert Lava Tube is one of the popular destinations in the Mojave National Preserve. This short easy hike is kid-friendly. It begins at the dirt parking lot off Aiken Mine Rd. Although this hike is rated easy based on the distance and elevation gain, it has a few challenges worth mentioning. The first challenge

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Escondido Falls

Escondido Falls

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 on Winding Way at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Winding Way. This parking lot gets full quickly. It’s normally full

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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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Charmlee Wilderness in Malibu

The entrance to the park is clearly marked with a sign on Encinal Canyon Rd. Drive on Carmichael Rd until you see the parking on your right. Get an envelope from the stand (photo below), fill out your vehicle information, then put the money ($4/car) in the envelope and insert it in the slot.  Now

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