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Cabrillo Coastal Trail

The Cabrillo Coastal trail is a short and easy trail located in Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California. The trail is moderate to heavily trafficked and offers great ocean views of the coast along Point Loma. Cabrillo Coastal Trail Cabrillo...

South Clevenger Canyon Trail

South Clevenger Canyon is a short and light to moderately trafficked trail near Ramona, California that features chaparral hills and views of the San Diego County canyons. The most popular thing about this trail is the two iconic metal chairs at the top of...

Taft Point via Glacier Point Road Trailhead

Taft Point is a short, easy, and moderately trafficked trail in Yosemite National Park, California. The trail offers incredibly awesome views of Yosemite Valley and looks directly across to Yosemite Falls and El Capitan. One of the best things about the...

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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.

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