OUTDOOR SOCAL

The guide to Southern California outdoor adventure.

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  • Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail Guide

    Fortynine Palms Oasis

    Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail, in Joshua Tree National Park, is a moderately difficult 3.1-mile out-and-back hike that weaves through rocks and ridges toward a hidden palm tree oasis.


  • Jenks Lake Trail Guide

    Jenks Lake

    Jenks Lake Trail, in the San Bernardino National Forest, is an easy and scenic trail for hikers of all levels.


  • Los Angeles Hiking Guide

    Los Angeles Hiking Trails

    This guide to hiking trails in and around Los Angeles is an ever-growing list of hikes that will bring you to coastal bluffs and beaches as well as on alpine adventures.


  • Leo Carrillo Campground Guide

    Leo Carrillo Campground

    Situated on a scenic stretch of Malibu coast just east of the Los Angeles-Ventura County line, Leo Carrillo is a true gem of the California State Parks system, boasting iconic beaches, world-class surf spots, and access to the unspoiled beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. 


  • Getty View Trail Guide

    Getty View Trail

    The Getty View Trail is the ultimate city hike, bringing you up into the Santa Monica Mountains for birds-eyes views of the deep canyons as well as the 405 freeway


  • Ontario Peak via Icehouse Canyon Trail

    Ontario Peak View

    The hike to Ontario Peak via Icehouse Canyon is a rigorous 12-mile out-and-back trail in the San Gabriel Mountains.


  • Las Virgenes View Trail

    Las Virgenes Trail

    Las Virgenes View Trail is an moderate 4-mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains offering an incredible display of wildlife, flora, and views galore.


  • Chilao Campground Guide

    Chilao Campground View

    Chilao Campground is one of the closest available options for Angelenos looking to pitch a tent.


  • Inspiration Loop Trail Guide

    Inspiration Point Los Angeles

    Inspiration Loop Trail in Will Rogers State Historic Park offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Topanga Mountains, and downtown Los Angeles.


  • San Diego Hiking Guide

    Guide to hiking destinations and trails in San Diego County.


  • Switzer Falls Trail Guide

    Switzer Falls

    Switzer Falls Trail is a 5-mile hike in the San Gabriel Mountains that brings you to two waterfalls.


  • Oak Canyon Trail Guide

    Oak Canyon Trail

    Oak Canyon Trail in San Diego’s Mission Trails Regional Park is one of the most diverse hikes in the park, offering a satisfying mix of historical landmarks and natural beauty.