Go Fourth the Great Outdoors

While this won’t be your typical Fourth of July, there are still some ways to clear the Covid-cobwebs outside. We’ve rounded up a few hikes, and you can also explore our new website for more ideas. Stay safe, follow county protocols, and happy Fourth!

Week 07.01.2020
Regions Southern CA

Good Morton!

Hiking to Morton Peak Lookout in the San Bernardino Mountains

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The panoramic views from Morton Peak Fire Lookout are some of the best in the San Bernardinos. Hike a 5.25-mile (round-trip) grind that climbs 1,400 feet to the summit on a fire road.
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All Roads Lead to Rogue

Rogue Valley Road Trip in Southern Oregon

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Idea for your next road trip: Go Rogue! The Rogue Valley in beautiful Southern Oregon has some of the state’s best hiking, swim holes, and wineries, and the charming historic towns of Ashland, Medford, and Jacksonville.
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Go Get a Lytle

Hike to Stone House Campground in the San Gabriels

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Go on a little adventure hiking to Stone House Camp with big valley views, creekside relaxation, and shaded campsites—all within a 1.8-mile out-and-back  hike.
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Hike Ferndell to Berlin

Hike Ferndell Nature Trail to Berlin Forest in Griffith Park

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The 0.5-mile Ferndell Nature Walk features a shaded dirt path and a running creek with miniature waterfalls. The path ends at Griffith Observatory, but your adventure continues to the Berlin Forest.
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Garden in the Wilderness

Hiking Wilderness Gardens Preserve in the Pauma Valley

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Hidden spots may seem harder to come by these days, but San Diego's Pauma Valley has a few less-known gems, including a small oasis tucked within Wilderness Gardens County Preserve. Find it along a tranquil trail where water, native history, and natural diversity come together.
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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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New Rules of the Trail

New Rules of the Hiking and Biking Trails

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As some parks around California begin to re-open, we came up with tips for being responsible on your outdoor adventures. Let’s do our part so we can all keep enjoying the parks.
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    Easiest Best Hike in the World

    Choose the easiest and most view-rewarding hike in Yosemite. Okay, we’ll go first: the combination of hiking to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. Both of these lookouts are within a couple miles of each other on Glacier Point Road

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    Bouquet of Waterfalls

    Like a good love letter, some of the best hiking trails are short and sweet. Cue the hike to Bouquet Falls in Santa Clarita Valley’s Bouquet Canyon.

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    Tam Slam!

    This 8-mile (round-trip) hike is a pure classic, with redwoods, water-flows, and soaring views of the coastline. Oh yeah, and that ladder!

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    Secret Beach

    A hidden beach and a killer view? Those are hard to come by, but that’s exactly what you’ll get at Perles Beach on Angel Island. This pocket cove is worth the 1.5-mile trek to get there.

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    Magical McClures

    McClures Beach is a seductive little spot: small, beautiful, and quiet. It’s easy to while away an afternoon-turned-sunset at this pocket cove in Point Reyes.

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