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Summer Swimming Holes

When the heat is on, lower the thermostat! Seek out hidden pools where you can swim, splash, picnic, and relax. Naturally, we’re talking au naturel—swimming holes in beautiful natural settings. Where the cool get cool!

Week 07.19.2018
Regions Southern CA

Cool Pool in the ’Bu

Hiking to Rock Pool in Malibu Creek State Park

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Best place to cool off on a hot LA day? Our vote goes to Rock Pool in Malibu Creek State Park. A completely natural swimming hole reached via a short and easy trail (2.4 miles round-trip), Rock Pool is perfect for a dip and a splash in a glorious setting. From the parking area…
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British Columbia's Top Five

Five Amazing Summer Adventures in British Columbia

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1) Hello, Sunshine! Hike BC’s Sunshine Coast Trail, Canada’s longest hut-to-hut trail system—and the only free one! Hikers from around the world come to do this 111-mile journey along the coast, through old-growth forests and up to panoramic mountaintop views, all with the…
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Heavenly Devil's Hole

Hiking to Devil's Hole in the San Bernardino National Forest

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Recipe for the perfect swimming hole: cool pool in a mountain stream, remote mountain setting, great approach hike. Just add a few friends and a sunny summer day, then hike, stir, and splash! You’re at Devil’s Hole in the San Bernardino Mountains. From Splinters Cabin Trailhead…
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No Rapids in This Whitewater

Cooling Off at Whitewater Preserve

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Here’s a little desert hideaway that’s a surprisingly cool escape, even when the weather’s hot! Whitewater Preserve in Sand to Snow National Monument is an oasis in a rugged stretch of land just northwest of Palm Springs. The former trout hatchery was recently renovated into a…
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