Slot Canyon in Anza Borrego State Park

The slot canyon in Anza Borrego is one of those hikes that you never realized you had right in California. The slot canyon is a beautiful natural formation nestled in the heart of the Anza Borrego State Park, about an hour and a half East of San Diego. The park has no fees to enter, […]

Natural Rock Bridge in Death Valley

Death Valley is full of unique and interesting places to visit. From Devils Golf Course to the Racetrack it has a large collection of odd natural formations, and the rock bridge is one of them. The natural rock bridge in Death Valley is located only a short 10 minute drive from Badwater along a dirt […]

McWay Waterfall Trail: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

The McWay Waterfall in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen and one of the best in California. The water cascades down the face of the cliff and lands right on the sand, feeding the ocean itself. The waterfall is located about 40 miles south of Carmel […]

Barker Dam Trail: Joshua Tree National Park

During my recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park, I laid out a list of the things I wanted to do. On the top of that list was the hike to Barker Dam, one of the only areas of the park with water and the site of a good assortment of Indian petroglyphs as well. After […]

Hiking Sturtevant Falls in Santa Anita Canyon

The Sturtevant Falls hike is one of the easiest and most rewarding hikes you can do in the Los Angeles area. Now while it does have a steep decline during the first half mile, which turns into a steep incline for the last half mile when you are hiking back, the trail is only around […]

Mt Rubidoux Trail and Memorial Park in Riverside, CA

For those of us that live in Riverside, CA, Mt Rubidoux is one of those great places to go out, get a workout and expeirence nature. It is the perfect hike for just about anyone as it is a short and mostly easy (paved) walk to the summit of the mountain, and it has a […]

Ryan Mountain Hike: Second Highest Point in Joshua Tree National Park

Ryan Mountain is located in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park, and much like the Mist Trail in Yosemite, its an epic hike, but a tough one. Don’t let the 1.5 miles each way confuse you; you will be going directly up the entire time to reach the summit of the second tallest peak […]

Sunset Cliffs Park in San Diego

If you are reading this and you haven’t been to the Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, stop and go visit them right now. This blog cannot do justice to the beauty and serene qualities of this little patch of coast in San Diego county. It is a must visit if you are down south. Here […]

Hiking Cowles Mountain: Tallest Mountain in San Diego City

I know the title makes this seem like some great feat but the mountain is only around 1600 feet. I just hoped to immediately capture your attention with that title that makes the feat seem epic. Anyways, hiking Cowles Mountain in San Diego is a great way to spend a couple hours. The hike provides a nice […]

Hiking the Mt Baldy Summit & Eating at Top of the Notch Restaurant

As an avid hiker, I love the sheer amount of peaks, waterfalls, and rivers that Southern California has to offer. While many of the easier ones are crowded and not taken care of, Mt Baldy is a hike that provides a surreal experience and is a lot more accessible than you think. The start of […]