Gabrielino Trail: Arroyo Seco

I needed an easy hike to counter the stressful week I had at work.  This trail is easy to find and easy to hike.  I followed a route which was once a road, most of which was washed away decades ago.  I barely felt tired after this 8 1/2 mile round trip over mostly flat terrain.  Starting in Altadena, Arroyo Seco Trail is the first 4 miles of the 28.5 mile Gabrielino Trail.

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Chief Peak

Great hike.  I was proud of myself after this one.  Cool and cloudy but the clouds didn’t obscure any of the awesome views this hike provides – Pine Mountain, the white rocks of Piedra Blanca, the Channel Islands, Lake Casitas, the Santa Monica Mountains, Topa Topa Bluff, and more can be seen on this hike.  I was glad to be back in Ojai after six months away.

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