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Cataract Falls Trail, Marin County, Northern Califonia
by tommangan on May 13, 2009
Mount Tamalpais Watershed, California, United States
Hiking | 7.7 miles
Excellent waterfall hike in Marin County, and one of the best hikes in all of Northern California. Full writeup at my hiking blog. 
Echo Mountain 001 (Altadena, California, United States) Photo
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Echo Mountain
by modernhiker on Sep 30, 2007
Altadena, California, United States
Hiking | 10.2 miles
A hike to the ruins of a turn of the century mountain resort hotel. Lots of history, great scenery, and plenty of chances to strike out on side trails. Full write up at Modern Hiker.
Early start (Curry Village, California, United States) Photo
Werner at bridge (Curry Village, California, United States) Photo
Werner heading up mist trail (Curry Village, California, United States) Photo
Vernal falls (Curry Village, California, United States) Photo
Half Dome Hike Yosemite Park
by joost on May 28, 2008
Curry Village, California, United States
Hiking | 16.3 miles
Finally... after 4 years in California I had a chance to do the classic Half Dome Hike!We started early, 5.45 AM, went up via the Mist Trail, and got on top 9.30 AM. There was hardly anyone (only one other hiker on top, passed a couple more on the way up).On the way down the herds were coming up, so we were...
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Hollywood Steps Circuit
by dogdocla on May 25, 2009
Hollywood, California, United States
Hiking | 1.8 miles
There are six sets of granite steps in Beachwood Canyon, below the Hollywood Sign. These historic landmarks were built in the 1920's when Hollywoodland was created, and they link high streets and low streets in the hills. This trail links them all together for a good cardio workout that takes about an hour. Go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat!
Marin Headlands (1 of 73) Photo
Marin Headlands (3 of 73) Photo
Marin Headlands (4 of 73) Photo
Marin Headlands (5 of 73) Photo
Marin Headlands: Miwok Trail to Bonita Point
by stevelabo on May 11, 2009
Sausalito, California, United States
Hiking | 7.8 miles
Spectacular scenery, amazing temperature changes, panoramic views of both Mount Tamalpaias and San Francisco on this short, refreshing hike. Point Bonita is rich in nautical history dating back to late 1700s and much of the other infrastructure dates back to 1902 with the consturction of the first US military installations. Today, the military property is decommissioned and most of the buildings in the area are used for recreational purposes. Besides the visitor\'s...
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Stairway to Heaven, Hawai'i
by fernandoeverytrail on Jul 30, 2009
Pū‘ōhala Village, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 2.8 miles
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - John, Seg, & FernNearly 2800 feet (850m) & about 3,922 steps, now its your turn ...Stairway to Heaven (Haiku Stairs) is an amazing trail that leads to the top of the Koolau Mountain Range. Originally built for the U.S. Coast Guard, the trail consists of a metal stairway that was made to access the LORAN radio antenna and the now out of commission OMEGA Station. It fell into disrepair and was closed to...
Gabrielino Trail Chantry Flats Photo
Map at Chantry Flats Photo
Winter Color Big Santa Anita Canyon Photo
Trail Greeting Photo
Sturtevant Falls
by Leighton on Dec 30, 2009
Sierra Madre, California, United States
Hiking | 3.7 miles
This is a leisurely, easy hike through a truly enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains that leads to a fifty foot waterfall. From the trailhead at Chantry Flat you descend a paved service road into Big Santa Anita Canyon to a well maintained trail that skirts alongside the main stream. Along the way you pass private cabins that have been there for years and a strange system of concrete check dams...
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East Fork to Bridge to Nowhere
by modernhiker on Jul 20, 2008
Johnson Corner, California, United States
Hiking | 10.0 miles
Full write up at <a href=http://www.modernhiker.com/2008/08/11/hiking-the-east-fork-of-san-gabriel-river-to-the-bridge-to-nowhere/">Modern Hiker</a>.
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Mt. Diablo Waterfalls/Back Creek loop
by edgarstiles on Jan 31, 2010
Clayton, California, United States
Hiking | 6.5 miles
After a couple of weeks of rain, it's prime time to go on the falls loops on the Clayton side of Mt. Diablo. Lots of daffodils on the lower parts of the trail, too!Regency Gate > Donner Canyon Rd. > Cardinet Oaks Rd. > Middle Trail > Falls > Meridian Ridge Rd. > Meridian Point Trail > Back Creek Trail . Back Creek Rd. > Regency Gate.
Solstice Cyn Trails 001 (El Nido, California, United States) Photo
Solstice Cyn Trails 007 (Malibu Hills, California, United States) Photo
Solstice Cyn Trails 016 (Malibu Hills, California, United States) Photo
Solstice Cyn Trails 027 (Malibu Hills, California, United States) Photo
Solstice Canyon
by modernhiker on Sep 03, 2007
Malibu Hills, California, United States
Hiking | 5.9 miles
A shaded canyon hike to the ruins of a burned-down mansion. Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Kalalau Trail, Kauai, Hawaii
by transmorphist on Sep 17, 2008
Hā‘ena, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 3.5 miles
The day was great for a hike.  It had not rained in several days and the trail was dry. There would be areas where the kukui nuts littered the ground.
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Bear Mountain State Park, NY (Major Welch / Appalachian)
by rchung813 on Sep 06, 2009
Fort Clinton, New York, United States
Hiking | 4.8 miles
Our trek began at Bear Mountain State Park where we started to hike around Roe Pond. As we entered the first mile we experienced a steady but easy incline. As we entered the second and third mile we experienced a growing incline, where we had to crawl up large boulders/rocks to get to our check points. When we reached the peak, we hiked approximately 1,300 ft. vertically. The trek down was a...
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Portuguese Bend Reserve
by EScout on May 09, 2010
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
Hiking | 5.3 miles
Portuguese Bend Reserves is part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve.   This is a hike that starts at Ladera Linda Park.  When the gate is open you can park closer to the trails.  You start at the edge of  the Forrestal Reserve, cross Klondike canyon, and head up the Burma Road Trail.  On the way back down, I took several of the side trails, including the Eagles Nest, Water Tank, Peppertree,...
At the Parking Area Photo
Looking North from Parking Photo
Rock & Sky Photo
Mouth of the Big Painted Canyon (right from parking) Photo
Big Painted Canyon/Ladder Loop
by Cobber99 on May 14, 2007
Cactus City, California, United States
Hiking | 4.5 miles
some of this text from Hiking in Palm Springs: Painted Canyon, in the heart of the hills, exhibits many mineral deposits in hues of rose, pink, red, purple and green. The canyon runs in a general north-south direction, and is distinguished by sandy washes sprinkled with Ironwood, Smoke Trees, and Palo Verde. Keen eyed wildflower enthusiasts will also find the rare Mecca aster, a lilac tinted bloom resembling a daisy. Along the rim of the canyon and...
Bridge #1 Photo
Erosion Station Photo
View of Elm Fork of Trinity River Photo
Poision Ivy Photo
Bittern Marsh update
by RonFellows on Sep 03, 2010
Lewisville, Texas, United States
Hiking | 2.2 miles
This is a trail update to the Bittern Marsh Trail.  Since LLELA has many lowland areas that can be under water, an alternate trail has been developed.This trail shows those updated trails.  Just load both into "my maps" and you will have both available.
Trail head (College Heights, California, United States) Photo
Starting out (College Heights, California, United States) Photo
Here you can choose the right to left or left to right loop (College Heights, California, United States) Photo
Live Oaks (College Heights, California, United States) Photo
Claremont Hillls Park - Wilderness Trail
by Leighton on Dec 29, 2008
College Heights, California, United States
Hiking | 5.1 miles
This is a nice little 5 mile hike in the foothills above Claremont, CA on a well maintained fire road. It is easily accessible at the end of Mills Avenue and open to hikers, walkers, runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians. If you take the loop going right to left, you are greeted with a nice Live Oak and Sycamore shaded trail which soon becomes a steepening ascent to the top. Once on the top you will...
Hills Photo
Banana Slud Photo
Red Berries Photo
Waterfall Photo
Big Sur to Sykes Hot Springs
by chris on Jan 30, 2010
Pfeiffer Big Sur, California, United States
Backpacking | 26 miles
David and I were ready to try some snow camping in Yosemite this weekend, but the weather report had other plans.  It was set to rain on the first day in Yosemite, and we decided that camping in snow while being rained on did not sound like a good use of a weekend (hopefully we will get some clear skies soon!).  Since we had psyched ourselves up for a backpacking trip for...
Angels Landing Photo
Angels Landing Trail Photo
Looking south from the Angels Landing Trail Photo
Angels Landing Photo
Angels Landing, Zion National Park
by blr on Oct 03, 2009
Zion Lodge, Utah, United States
Hiking | 5.4 miles
One of my all-time favorite hikes. This hike is well documented so there is nothing more I can add, other than it's a hike everyone should experience once. Hiked it this time with my dad, son (age 9) and daughter (age 8).
Mt. Tammany 001. (Dunnfield, New Jersey, United States) Photo
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Mt. Tammany 012. (Dunnfield, New Jersey, United States) Photo
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Delaware Water Gap - Mt. Tammany
by gr8outdoors on Jun 15, 2008
Dunnfield, New Jersey, United States
Hiking | 3.6 miles
A beautiful morning hike on Father's Day in complete solitude. After leaving the house at 5am while everyone slept, I headed for the Gap to ascend Mt. Tammany on a Hazy, Hot and humid morning. Taking the Red Trail to the Blue Trail and back along Dunnfield Creek to the Parking Lot offers an awesome vista of the gap during the aggressive ascent up Mt. Tammany. While a bit humid,...
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Stinson Beach to Mount Tamalpais Summit... and back
by Vaudesir on Mar 21, 2010
Stinson Beach, California, United States
Hiking | 15.2 miles
I've been meaning to do this hike for quite some time. In addition to everything nice about it (the flowers, the views, the climb, the length, the company), it just seemed meaningful.Since several of us were considering that hike, it was just a matter of picking a date. Barbara and Pavla called it, and there we went.We started on the Stinson Beach parking lot shortly after 9:30 and took Dipsea trail to...

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