California Hikes

Hiking Cowles Mountain And Pyles Peak In Mission Trails Regional Park

Hiking Cowles Mountain And Pyles Peak

At 1,592ft, Cowles Mountain is the highest peak in the city of San Diego. The hike to the summit of Cowles is possibly the most popular hiking route in all of San Diego County, which makes an early start a requirement for weekend outings. Hiking to the nearby Pyles Peak is far less popular, and the perfect addition to a hike up Cowles.

Hiking Mount Lukens Via The Dunsmore Canyon Loop Hike Rim-of-the-Valley Trail or the Crescenta View Trail

Hiking Mount Lukens Via The Dunsmore Canyon Loop

Mount Lukens is the highest peak within the city limits of Los Angeles and the westernmost peak in the San Gabriel Mountain Range. Standing tall above the Crescenta Valley, Mount Lukens provides spectacular views of Greater Los Angeles Area, Tujunga Canyon, the San Fernando Valley, and the Verdugo Mountains.

Hiking Turnbull Canyon Loop Whittier Guide Map Photos

Hiking Turnbull Canyon Loop

Turnbull Canyon is a loop trail located in Whittier and part of the Puente Hills Reserve. The cooler months during winter and fall are the perfect time to enjoy Turnbull Canyon, as they offer pleasant daytime temperatures and captivating views of the snow capped San Gabriels.

Hiking South Hills Park Glendora And Peak 1212

Hiking The South Hills Park Loop And Peak 1212

South Hills Park is a 200 acre park located in the city of Glendora. South Hills Park has a trail network used by hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. There are a few access points with trails to enter South Hills Park, but for this hike I started at South Hills City Park on Mauna Loa Ave.