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San Ysidro Trail. Hike to Waterfall on Wooded Trail in Santa Barbara

An incredibly beautiful out-and-back trail.This is a “must do” hike in this area. It’s a moderate hike of about 6.5 miles, 3.25 miles each way, and takes about 3 hours.

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There is a 1200 ft elevation gain, so it’s a good workout!

Features: running creek with numerous small cascades, 80 ft waterfall, beautiful wooded environment with shaded trails.

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Hike to Tallest Peak in Santa Monica Mountains, Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

This is an amazing “must do” hike in the Los Angeles area, north of Malibu.

If you like fabulous views and almost fantasy-like environments this is your hike.

Click here for a full description, several photos and map for this trail.

This is a loop hike via the Mishe Mokwa trail to Sandstone Peak.

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Enjoy Hike in Shady Santa Ynez Canyon, Pacific Palisades

There aren’t many shady hikes in the Los Angeles area, so it’s valuable to know where any of them are.

There’s a great short hike in the Pacific Palisades in Santa Ynez Canyon where the trails are covered by wonderful shade trees.

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Awesome Workout Hike. Santa Barbara’s Romero Canyon Trail.

Awesome workout trails. Gorgeous Santa Barbara weather. What more could you ask for?

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You don’t have to be a workout fiend to enjoy this hike. It’s a lovely wooded trail by a creek. Take your time if you want.

Check out awesome Romero Canyon!

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Malibu Grotto Hike, Waterfalls and Stunning Canyon Views

The Malibu Grotto Hike is a “must do” hike in this area.

This is a very beautiful environment, especially after some rains.

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The trail is located north of Malibu. It has waterfalls, a creek and stunning mountain and canyon views.

This out-and-back moderate hike is about 2 miles each way for a total of 4 miles. It takes about 2-2.5 hours to do the entire hike and take in all the sights.

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Newton Canyon – Beautiful Waterfalls, Awesome Hike

The hike to Newton Canyon Falls is located inland from the Malibu, Pt Dume and Zuma Beach area, in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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This is an out-and-back easy-moderate hike featuring two waterfalls. It covers about 6.5 miles total and takes about 3-4 hours.

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Beautiful waterfall on hike in stunning nature park

Who knew there was a fabulous waterfall in a stunningly beautiful nature park in Thousand Oaks?

It’s definitely worth a trip there to hike the Paradise Falls Loop in Wildwood Park.

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