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Thursday Intermediate Hike: Doin’ the Big, Fig Newton Canyon

Blvd 3200 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA, US

Assuming today's forecast is correct, we should be able to squeeze this one in on Thursday, and enjoy the waterfalls that are flowing! We're only going 5 miles, but we'll be going fairly quickly so we can gawk at the falls. From the Kanan Rd trailhead, we'll jump on the Backbone Trail for a cruise […]

Newhall Pass via McHaddad Trail

Calabasas Bark Park 4232 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA, US

DESCRIPTION: SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT FROM YOUR FAVORITE HIKING CLUB – WEEKDAY HIKING! This route takes you along a trail through Newhall Pass Open Space, a critical wildlife corridor in the Santa Susana Mountains. You'll get great views of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, and even downtown LA on a clear day, and […]

Mt. McCoy

Clinicas Del Camino Real Inc - Madera 1424 Madera Road, Simi Valley, US

Easy Intermediate, 3 miles, 700' gain Easier Option: 2.4 mi, 530' gain. (1343 Los Amigos Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065, or 89 La Paz Ct, Simi Valley, CA 93065 to save another 500' distance). We'll meet in the parking lot at the northeast corner of Madera and Royal, just south of the Donut Delite, on […]

San Jacinto Backpacking (Snowshoeing)

1 Tram Way 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA, US

TRIP IS OPEN COLD WEATHER BACKPACKING!! ****THIS TRIP MAY BE RESCHEDULE DO TO WEATHER CONDITIONS*** Difficulty level: Intermediate Weather: The weather can be unpredictable. Night time temperatures can range from mid 20’s to mid 30’s. NO PLUS 1 Distance – 10 miles round trip Peak Elevation: 10,834 Elevation Gain/Loss: 800-2000 Terrain Type – Snow Difficulty […]

Hike at Whiting Ranch – Wahoo’s Parking Lot

Wahoo's Fish Taco 27412 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA, US

This hike will be about 5.4 miles total with 820 ft. of elevation gain. We are starting at the parking lot at the Wahoo's parking lot. We will take Live Oak Trail. This turns into Serrano Road which will take us to Serrano Cow Trail. At this part of the trail, we usually see a […]

Wilderness Access Day – Bommer Canyon

Bommer Canyon Community Park 11 Bommer Canyon, Irvine, CA, US

We will be playing it by ear a bit, but we will be doing a hike that will be around 5 miles with 800-900 ft. of elevation gain. **You do not need to register on, but if is optional and you will be emailed extra details and a map. Enjoy self-guided access in […]

Whitaker Peak Via Oak Flat Trail

Long Beach City College 5000 E Lew Davis St, Long Beach, CA 90808, Long Beach, CA, US

Whitaker Peak Via Oak Flat Trail DESCRIPTION: How many hikes have you been on recently where can you see three beautiful lakes (like Piru, Pyramid, and Castaic), great back country and summit views as well as burn maybe 2,000 calories? This is a local gem just off the Templin Highway exit which I recently hiked […]

Saturdays in the Santa Monica Mountains 2024 #2 – Nicholas Pond

Leo Carrillo State Beach California, CA, US

Hike #2 in the 2024 Saturday in the Santa Monicas series, is a moderate 8 mile, 2000’ gain out and back hike with a couple loops starting at Leo Carrillo and hiking to scenic Nicholas Pond for lunch with spectacular ocean views and spring wildflowers. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and a good attitude. Rain, excessive […]

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