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Joshua Tree – Boy Scout Trail to Smith Water Canyon

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park East of, San Diego

Desert season is here! I haven't been on either of these trails but I did the Joshua Tree section of the California Riding and Hiking Trail last year and I'd […]

Hill & Hawk Canyons – Western Plateau – Adventist Hill

Conejo Canyons Trail Head 2010 Conejo Center Dr, Thousand Oaks

We began hiking and exploring this area in 2008 when we were the original "Weekday Hikers." At that time there was a system of old use trails known mainly only […]

Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.

Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.

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