SoCal Hiker

SoCal Hiker

12 guides
Southern California isn't all about surfing, Hollywood and amusement parks. We've got great hiking trails, too! SoCal Hiker has trail guides that cover everything from easy day hikes to peaks and multi-day backpacking adventures. Each trail has been hiked, photographed and described in depth by Jeff Hester, with equal doses of outdoors and tech savvy.
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Guides
Chiquito Falls
Chiquito Falls
Lakeland Village, California, United States
 
Difficult: 8.6 miles, Half day
A strenuous 9 mile out-and-back hike that visits two beautiful seasonal waterfalls in Orange County.
Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon
Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon
Lytle Creek, California, United States
 
Difficult: 11.6 miles, Full day
A challenging 11.6 mile out-and-back hike with 4,300 feet of elevation gain to the 8,859′ summit.
Mt. San Antonio (Baldy) Loop
Mt. San Antonio (Baldy) Loop
Lytle Creek, California, United States
 
Difficult: 10.4 miles, Full day
A strenuous 11 mile loop hike with nearly 4,000 feet of vertical elevation gain to the 10,068' summit of Baldy.
Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats
Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats
Pasadena, California, United States
 
Difficult: 12.6 miles, Full day
A strenuous day hike through a beautiful section of the San Gabriel mountains with a 50 ft. waterfall.
San Bernardino Peak via Angeles Oaks
San Bernardino Peak via Angeles Oaks
Angelus Oaks, California, United States
 
Difficult: 15.7 miles, Full day
A long 16.5 mile day-hike with nearly 5,000 feet of vertical gain, and one of the best-kept secrets of SoCal.
San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek
San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek
Forest Falls, California, United States
 
Difficult: 17.3 miles, Full day
At 11,503' "Old Greyback" is the tallest mountain in Southern California.
San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain
San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain
Banning, California, United States
 
Difficult: 11.8 miles, Full day
"The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!” - John Muir
The Trans-Catalina Trail
The Trans-Catalina Trail
Avalon, California, United States
 
Difficult: 37 miles, Multiple days
A four-day backpacking trip that traverses the length and breadth of beautiful Santa Catalina Island.
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 1: Avalon to Black Jack
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 1: Avalon to Black Jack
Avalon, California, United States
 
Difficult: 14.9 miles, Full day
Day 1 of a 4-day backpacking trip spanning the entire length of Catalina Island.
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 2: Two Harbors
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 2: Two Harbors
Avalon, California, United States
 
Difficult: 13.6 miles, Full day
Day 2 of a 4-day backpacking trip along the entire length of Catalina Island.

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