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Iron Mountain Trail Guide in San Diego

The Iron Mountain hike is a heavily trafficked trail in central San Diego. The trail which is located in the City of Poway - a suburb of San Diego County - is one of the most popular and iconic spots to hike in the city. Iron Mountain Trail Like Mount...

The Watchtower via The Lakes Trail

The Watchtower is a popular trail in Sequoia National Park in California along The Lakes Trail. The trail offers beautiful views of alpine forests, wildlife, meadows, and granite valleys and mountains. The Watchtower is a great trail for those people in...

Crystal Cave Trail Guide

Crystal Cave is an easy, short, and popular trail within Sequoia National Park that features a deep cave system within the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, pine forests, and a small waterfall. The trail, which is part of a tour service offered by the park...

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Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon

Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon

San Bernardino, California

  • Elevation: 8,940 feet
  • Elevation Gain: 4,203 feet
  • Estimated Distance 12 miles

Kilauea Iki to Thurston Lava Tube

Kilauea Iki to Thurston Lava Tube Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Volcano, Hawaii

  • Elevation: 4,008 feet
  • Elevation Gain: 656 feet
  • Estimated Distance: 4.5 miles

Corte Madera Peak

Corte Madera Peak

San Diego County, California

  • Elevation: 4,715 feet
  • Elevation Gain: 1,509 feet
  • Estimated Distance: 7 miles

Mount Wilson Peak via Chantry Flat

Mount Wilson Peak Via Chantry Flat

Arcadia, California

  • Elevation: 5,784 feet
  • Elevation Gain: 4,373 feet
  • Estimated Distance: 12.8 miles

Cuyamaca Peak

Cuyamaca Peak

San Diego County, California

  • Elevation: 6,565 feet
  • Elevation Gain: 1,821 feet
  • Estimated Distance: 7.7 miles

Stonewall Peak

Stonewall Peak

San Diego County, California

  • Elevation: 5,730 feet
  • Elevation Gain: 800 feet
  • Estimated Distance: 3.4 miles

Mount Baden-Powell

Mount Baden-Powell via Vincent Gap

Azusa, California

  • Elevation: 9,399 feet
  • Elevation Gain: 2,788 feet
  • Estimated Distance: 8,6 miles

Cowles Mountain Via Golfcrest Drive

Cowles Mountain via Golfcrest Drive

San Diego, California

  • Estimated Distance: 2.9 miles.
  • Elevation Gain: 912 feet.
  • Estimated Time: 1.5 hours.

Keanakako'i Crater and Lava Tree Hike

Keanakako'i Crater and Lava Tree Hike 

Volcano, Hawaii

  • Elevation: 3,799 feet.
  • Elevation gain: 121 feet.
  • Estimated distance: 1.7 miles.
  • Estimated time: 1 hour.

The Kilauea Lava Flow Hike

The Kilauea Lava Flow Hike

Volcano, Hawai'i

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Elevation: 643 feet.
  • Elevation gain: About 400 feet.
  • Estimated distance: 9-13 miles.
  • Estimated time: 6-8 hours.

Mount Woodson (Potato Chip Rock) via Lake Poway

Mount Woodson (Potato Chip Rock) via Lake Poway

San Diego County

Poway, California

  • Elevation: 2, 835 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 2,054 feet.
  • Estimated Distance:  6.6 miles.
  • Estimated Time:  4-5 hours.

Monument Peak and Foster Point Loop Trail

Monument Peak and Foster Point Loop Trail
Mount Laguna, San Diego County, California

  • Elevation: 6,299 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 1,049 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 8.4 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 4-6 hours.

 

Olivenhain Dam via Way Up Trail

Olivenhain Dam via Way Up Trail

Escondido, California San Diego County

  • Elevation: 1,384 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 6-8 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 3-4 hours.

Clouds Rest Trail via Tenaya Lake

Clouds Rest via Tenaya Lake

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite, California
  • Elevation: 10,007 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 3,113. feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 12.3 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 6-8 hours.

Vernal and Nevada Falls via The Mist Trail

Vernal and Nevada Falls via The Mist Trails

Yosemite National Park, California

  • Elevation: 6,137 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 2,431 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 6.4 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 4-6 hours.

Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite, California
  • Elevation: 6,784 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 3,438 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 5 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 6-8 hours.

Taft Point via Glacier Point Road

Taft Point via Glacier Point Road

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite, California

  • Elevation: 7,760 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 433 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 2.3 miles
  • Estimated Time: 1-2 hours.

 

South Clevenger Canyon Trail

South Clevenger Canyon

Escondido, California
  • Elevation: 1,740 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 1,142 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 4 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 1.5-3 hours.

Cabrillo Coastal Trail

Cabrillo Coastal Trail
Cabrillo National Monument
San Diego, California
  • Elevation: 112 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 12 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 1 mile.
  • Estimated Time: 30-90 minutes.

Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point

Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point
Big Bear, California

  • Elevation: 7,761 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 1,217 feet.
  • Estimated Time: 4 hours.

Batiquitos Lagoon Trail

Batiquitos Lagoon Trail

Carlsbad, California, San Diego County
  • Elevation: 112 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 12 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 1 mile.
  • Estimated Time: 30-90 minutes.
 

Annie's Canyon Trail

Annie's Canyon Trail
Solana Beach, San Diego County, California

  • Elevation: 202 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 1-2 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 45-90 minuts.

Lake Calavera/Calavera Volcano

Calavera Nature Preserve
Carlsbad, San Diego County, California
  • Elevation Gain: 460 feet.
  • Distance: 0.5-6 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 30 minutes - 2 hours. 

 

 

Moro Rock Trail

Moro Rock Trail
Sequoia National Park, California

  • Elevation: 6,684 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 180 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 0.4 miles (approx 3.5 from the Giant Forest Museum Parking Lot).
  • Estimated Time: 30-45 minutes.

Crystal Cave Trail

Crystal Cave Trail
Sequoia National Park, California
  • Elevation: 4,922 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 285 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 0.9 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 45 minutes.

The Watchtower via The Lakes Trail

The Watchtower Via The Lakes Trail
Sequoia National Park, California
  • Elevation: 9,119 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 1,759 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 7.4 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 5-7 hours.

Iron Mountain Trail

Iron Mountain Trail
Poway, San Diego County, California

  • Elevation: 2,744 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 1,1,35 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 5.6 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 2-4 hours.

Observation Point

Observation Point 
Zion National Park, Utah

  • Elevation: 6,625 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 2,356.
  • Estimated Distance: 8 miles.
  • Estimated Time: 5-8 hours.

Balboa Park Trail System

Balboa Park Trail System
San Diego, California

  • Elevation: Balboa Park is at coast level around 100 feet in elevation.
  • Elevation Gain: About 100-300 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: Most trails are 0.5 miles to just over 6 miles with over 65 miles of trails.
  • Estimated Time: 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Cavern Point and Potato Harbor Trail

Cavern Point and Potato Harbor Trail
Channel Islands National Park, California

  • Elevation: 538 feet.
  • Elevation Gain: 406 feet.
  • Estimated Distance: 7 miles (according to the NPS) .
  • My Actual Distance: 5 miles
  • Estimated Time: 2-4 hours.

Day Guide To Joshua Tree National Park

A Visitors Day Guide To Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park, California

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