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
This was not the trail I expected to take on this day. I planned to go west just a bit to see a waterfall in Newton Canyon. When I arrived at the falls they were so unspectacular that I thought the real falls must lay somewhere ahead. I continued to hike all the way to Encinal Canyon Road, well beyond the two waterfalls marked on my map. I was happy with the day nevertheless. Read more
The Mishe Mokwa – Backbone Trail Loop with side trips to Sandstone Peak and Tri-Peaks. Awesome views and many cool landmarks, natural and man made. Read more