Hiking near Los Angeles

by piero scaruffi
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  • San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek (Redlands, 20kms, strenuous) - highest San Bernardino mountain
  • San Gorgonio from Momyer/Alger Creek from Valley of the Falls Rd (highway 10 to Redlands, north on Orange St, right into 38)
  • San Gorgonio from Fish Creek: Take highway 10 to Redlands' exit Orange St, go north, turn right into 38, turn right into Fish Creek Rd
  • Sespe Wilderness (moderate)
  • Cactus to the Clouds from Palm Springs to Mt San Jacinto (strenuous, 38 kms)
  • Palm Springs area (easy)
  • Rattlesnake Canyon (Joshua Tree, 5kms, easy) - Wonderland of Rocks
  • 49 Palms (Joshua Tree, 5kms, easy) - oasis
  • Sierra Madre (east of Pasadena): Mt Wilson (20 kms). Take the Baldwin Ave exit off 210 and drive north on Baldwin, turn right before the end of the road into East Mira Monte Ave and park. The trailhead is on the left hand-side.
  • LaCanada (northwest of Pasadena): Mt Baden-Powell, Throop and Burnham (7 kms). Take hwy 2 North in LaCanada off 210, and drive to Dawson Gap (70 kms).
  • Upland (east of Pasadena): Mt Baldy (15 kms). Take the Upland exit Mountain Ave off highway 210, drive north on Mountain Ave to Mt Baldy Rd, turn right (north) to the Visitor Center of Mt Baldy Village and continue to the Manker Flats Campground.
  • Sandstone Peak, Malibu (10 kms roundtrip): from Malibu take Yerba Buena Road to the Circle X Ranch and continue for a couple of minutes to the trailhead.
  • Upper Solstice Canyon, Malibu: from Malibu drive to the end of Corral Canyon Road.
  • Black Mountain: Take highway 10 east to Banning, then highway 243 to Vista Grande Ranger Station. A few minutes later turn left into a dirt road. This takes you to the top of the mountain or you can hike it.
  • San Bernardino Peak: Take highway 10 to Redlands' exit Orange St and go north, turn right into 38 past Mill Creek Ranger Station (where you get the permit) to Angelus Oaks
  • Hollywood Sign (not much of a hike but very popular): Park near Beachwood Market, at the corner of Belden Drive, and hike up Beachwood Canyon north of Franklin Avenue on North Beachwood Drive
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