Placerita Canyon

19152 Placerita Canyon Rd Newhall, CA, 91321 Placerita is an east-west running canyon featuring cool, shaded oak groves, a willow and sycamore-lined seasonal stream and numerous other interesting plant and animal communities. The historic "Oak of the Golden Dream" is the site of California's original gold discovery...

Backbone Trail

Backbone Trailhead Backbone Trail, Malibu, CA 90265 A Santa Monica Mountains ridgeline trail has been a vision for more than 50 years. Originally the trail was to run from Griffith Park to Point Mugu, but that idea never progressed. In the 1970s, with the establishment of state...

Vasquez Rocks

10700 West Escondido Canyon Road Agua Dulce, CA 91350 Vasquez Rocks, located in the high desert near Agua Dulce Springs, features 932 acres of spectacular rock formations, Tataviam Indian sites, and a seasonal stream. The rocks' history began in prehistoric times when the sandstone rocks were...

Rubio Waterfall

1351 Pleasantridge Drive Altadena, CA 91001 This short easy hike travels up a narrow history-filled canyon to a charming double waterfall. At the turn of the previous century, the canyon was home to Rubio Pavilion, at the base of the Mount Lowe Incline Tramway, which escorted...

Apple Picking

Apple Starr Orchard Julian Orchards Dr. Julian, CA 92036 "We are certified organic orchard since 2002 (CCOF) growing apples and pears in Julian located at the very end of Julian Orchards Drive. About 4 hours from Los Angeles. Our fruit ripens on the trees and will...

Deukmejian Wilderness Park

Rim of the Valley Trail 3429 Markridge Road Glendale, CA 91214 For the experienced hiker and mountain bicyclist. Equestrians are not permitted. This trail links Glendale with the Rim of the Valley Trail system at Haynes Canyon Road. Starting with gentle grades and becoming very steep in several...

El Matador State Beach

32215 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA One of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu, with sea caves and large rocks on the beach, El Matador State Beach attracts many beach goers on hot weekend days. A steep dirt trail goes down to some stairs, which makes this...

Channel Islands National Park

1901 Spinnaker Drive Ventura CA 93001 Channel Islands National Park offers a wide variety of recreation activities, kayaking through the Sea Caves being one of the most popular. Backpacking, camping, day hiking, scuba diving, and spearfishing are among the activities available to visitors. The Channel Islands National...

Rose Falls Hike

Rose Valley Lake Rd. Los Padres National Forest Ojai, CA 93023 Rose Valley Falls is a 300-foot, two-tiered waterfall. This hike follows Rose Valley Creek up a shady canyon to the base of the lower falls, a hundred-foot, multi-strand waterfall. The waterfall cascades over the sheer sandstone cliffs...