This was the most ambitious hike I have undertaken thus far – seventeen miles in eleven hours with numerous trail changes. I started with a good climb on Ray Miller Trail and then hiked way back into the hills and canyons on Overlook Fire Road, Wood Canyon Vista Trail, Wood Canyon Trail, Two Foxes Trail, Coyote Trail, Big Sycamore Canyon Fire Road and Fireline Trail. The hike wasted me but gave much in return. Read more
I pulled into the parking lot below Tapia Park under heavy overcast. I started with a good, long climb west which eventually leveled off above the clouds. The rock formations are interesting in this area – lots of little caves to look inside.
I was looking for solitude and found it on this trail located across from Leo Carrillo State Beach. Overgrown in parts and loaded with ticks in the morning hours, this was a pretty good adventure. Read more