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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.

Click here for full details, lots of photos, maps, directions.

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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Hike to Mugu Peak, Amazing Ocean Views

Hike 1,200 feet straight up from the beside the ocean for a great workout and awesome views of the coast.

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You get to Mugu Peak by hiking through canyons and grasslands of  La Jolla Canyon and La Jolla Valley.

This great hike is located north of Malibu, CA.

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Rock climbing in Malibu Creek State Park

If you’re into rock climbing, check out the practice area at Malibu State Park. It’s a beautiful place with a flowing creek, a small lake and and rock pool to jump in from on high, if you’ve got the guts to try it.

Check out more photos of Malibu Creek State Park

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