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Hike, Scramble, and Rock These Views

Ready to rock your world this weekend? Hike, climb, scramble among rock formations that offer bold new heights, huge points of view, and some gem moments to savor.

Week 06.24.2020
Regions Southern CA

Rock Star Hike

Hike Vasquez Rocks in Los Angeles County

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The sandstone giants of Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park might be the coolest damn formations in SoCal. Explore the craggy slabs on a 2.5-mile hike.
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Road Trip Ahead: Oregon Outback

Road Trip to the Oregon Outback: Hot Springs, Hiking, Camping, and Antelope!

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Remote open spaces, camping under true Dark Skies, hiking and biking trails galore, wildlife refuges, and hot springs! Plan your road trip to the Oregon Outback this summer.
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Temeskull

Hike to Skull Rock in Temescal Gateway Park

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Climb to new heights and huge views on an adventure hike to a quirky quarry overlooking the ocean in Pacific Palisades. It’s a 4.75-mile loop hike with an 1,100-foot ascent to Skull Rock in Temescal Gateway Park.
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Rock of Ages

Explore the campus of Caltech for geological secrets

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Relaxing walks can be filled with wonders, and this one on a college campus should not be taken for granite. Follow the pun by wandering the campus of one of the world’s top scientific institutions, Caltech—home to a best-kept geological secret.
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    Tam Slam!

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    Secret Beach

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    Magical McClures

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