Rancheria Falls Near Huntington Lake in the Sierra Nevadas

Located about 20 miles past Shaver Lake near Huntington Lake, Rancheria Falls is a 150 foot waterfall that cascades over a granite cliff face and is beautiful to behold. The trail itself is very easy if the road is open and a long uphill hike if it is closed. When I went the road was closed […]

Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake Loop in the Desolation Wilderness

I am constantly overwhelmed by the beauty in California, and my time in Tahoe was no exception. By far though Eagle Lake was the most beautiful thing I saw in Tahoe. This is saying a lot since I saw Sierra Buttes and Sardine Lakes on my trip as well. Believe me if you are in […]

Pfeiffer Falls & Valley View Trail: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

As with anything in Big Sur, Pfeiffer State Park is crazy beautiful. It is nestled in the non coastal side of Big Sur, right when you leave the beaches on Highway 1 for the roll green forest, all before returning to the beach near Bixby Bridge. As with any state park there is camping and hiking […]

Holy Jim Falls: Hiking in Orange County

Widely regarded as one of Orange County’s top trails, Holy Jim Falls is one of the waterfalls that I had just never got around to doing. I love to go to the less traveled hikes and stay away from the super popular ones but I figured I might as well see what all the hype was about and […]

Pacific Coast Highway: Where to Stop on Your Road Trip

I myself have driven the entirety of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) through California twice and many sections multiple times. One of the questions I am most often asked is “What is the best place to stop along Pacific Coast Highway?” This question led to the creation of this post, in which you can learn about some of […]

Nojoqui Falls Park: Waterfall Near Solvang

Nojoqui Falls is a beautiful waterfall right in the middle of a small farming town, over the hill from Gaviota and just South of Solvang I felt lost driving here but it is beautiful farmland and as you get near you will see the park and realize you are going the correct way. This waterfall, even when […]

Rainbow Falls: 100 Foot Waterfall in Devils Postpile

After visiting Devils Postpile I decided to chance a quick hike to Rainbow Falls just as the grey clouds were starting to roll in. I didn’t know how long I had but I was already there so it was worth a try. This 1.5 mile each way trip leads you to one of the best […]

Kings Creek Falls: 40 Foot Waterfall in Lassen National Park

Located right in the middle of Lassen National Park the trail head to Kings Creek Falls is a great place to explore the backcountry of the park with only a small amount of hiking. It follows a creek downhill the whole way to the waterfall so it is easy on the way down but remember […]

Fish Canyon Falls: One of Southern California’s Best Waterfalls

This trail is now open year round and no longer requires the shuttle I wrote about below. Check out up to date information in the comments. Update 2016: This trail is temporarily closed until fall of 2017 due to fire devastation. Fish Canyon Falls, one of the premier Southern California waterfalls, has been on my list […]

Monrovia Canyon Falls

This is one of those waterfalls I knew nothing about until I heard about it through a friend who had this area as his most underrated in California in this interview we did. I knew that if it fit that bill for him it must be worth checking out. Located only 5 minutes off the freeway this […]