Amir’s Garden Hike

Amir’s Garden is no mere garden; it’s one of two unique and awesome picnic areas on the east side of Griffith Park. The most surprising place for a picnic is probably the Old Zoo Picnic Area, where you can dine alongside old animal pens. Amir’s...

Hike Eaton Canyon

A relatively easy, under-4 mile hike up a canyon in the lower San Gabriels to a 40-foot waterfall. This popular trail can get crowded on the weekends, but is still worth a visit – especially in the spring when wildflowers take over the lower portions...

Tuna Canyon Hike

Tuna Canyon Park preserves 1,255 beautiful acres in the mountains between Topanga and Malibu. Despite being relatively unknown and under-visited, the park delivers some of the grandest ocean views to be found anywhere in the Santa Monica Mountains. From ridges 1,500 feet above a silken Pacific...

Weekend Adventure: Potato Chip Rock!

Weekend Hike: Potato Chip Rock! Potato Chip Rock is located at the peak of Mount Woodson in Poway, California. Recently, the hike has become popular due hikers posting creative images on Facebook and Instagram. The hike is approximately 8 miles roundtrip, and during the summer months,...

Weekend Getaway: Fall in Aspen

While Aspen, Colorado is known as a travel destination frequented by the rich and famous, many of Aspen’s visitors know this beautiful Colorado mountain town for its extensive mix of arts programs, cultural events, and cosmopolitan nightlife. What’s more, Aspen has a variety of restaurants, shopping, lodging and nightlife...

EL MATADOR BEACH

Small, beautiful and dominated by rocky outcrops, El Matador looks not unlike a European beach. Six miles north of Malibu and 25 miles from Santa Monica, it's past just past Leo Carrillo Beach, accessible via a steep gravelly path. Wear shoes and don't bring too...

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Columbia River Gorge: Some of the best waterfalls near Portland, Oregon, exist in the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area (fs.usda.gov) east of the city. The scenic area protects at least 77 waterfalls that include horsetail, tiered and plunge formations. Five of the falls...

MILLARD CANYON FALLS

    "Millard Falls is just half a mile from the trailhead, up one of the most pleasant canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains. Millard Canyon is fairly narrow, measuring less than a hundred feet across in most areas. Getting to the waterfall requires numerous creek crossings as...

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park features two beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), tidepools, bluff top viewing areas and trails crisscrossing the area. The park contains a State Ecological Preserve and taking of protected animals and marine life is prohibited. There is direct access to a parking lot...