Find A Hiking Trail

This page is currently a work in progress as I convert all of my older ‘photo essay’ style hiking posts into fully featured hiking guides. I still have around 30 hikes to add to this Hike Finder. I hope to have this completed by the end of May.

You can still see my blogroll of hikes here.



So Cal By County: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside/San Diego/Orange
Outside Of So Cal: Sierra Nevada, Central Coast, Outside California

If you’re looking for a real challenge in SoCal, try my “Category 5” Hiking Series!


Difficulty Rating Scale: 1= Beginner | 2= Easy | 3= Moderate | 4= Difficult | 5= Very Difficult


Los Angeles County

Hiking Trail Distance Elevation Gain (Max) Difficulty Dogs
Bastard Ridge to Jones Peak/Mt.Wilson 13 5002 (5710) 4 YN
Potato Mountain’s East Face 3.1 1165 (3422) 3 Y
Claremont Hills Wilderness Park 5 876 (2461) 2 Y
Mt. Wilson via Mt. Wilson Trail 14 5334 (5710) 3 Y
South Hills Park Loop 3 689 (1212) 2 Y
Turnbull Canyon Loop 5 884 (1232) 2 Y
Powder Canyon, Schabarum, Purple Sage Trails 10 1829 (1359) 2 Y
Poop Out And Punk Out Trails 5.5 1632 (2715) 3 Y
Jones Peak via Bailey Canyon 6.5 2312 (3375) 3 Y
Bighorn Mine via Vincent Gap 4.2 674 (6932) 2 Y
Devil’s Punchbowl And Devil’s Chair 8.5 2062 (5327) 3 Y
Marshall Canyon Loop 4.4 790 (2448) 2 Y
Mount Lukens via Dunsmore Canyon 10 2818 (5075) 3 Y
The Trans-Catalina Trail  55  11559(1742)  4  N
Hermit Gulch To Little Harbor
Little Harbor To Two Harbor
Mt. Wilson and Sturtevant Falls via Chantry Flat  13.5 4180(5710)  3  Y
Potato Mountain via Evey Canyon
Iron Mountain via Heaton Flats
Potato Mountain via Claremont Wilderness
Michael D Antonovich Trail  6.5 440 (907)  1  Y

San Bernardino County

Hiking Trail Distance Elevation Gain (Max) Difficulty Dogs
Mt. Baldy via Baldy Bowl 8 3980 (10064) 4 YN
Mt. Baldy via Register Ridge 10 3980 (10064) 4 Y
Etiwanda Falls 3.5 826 (2871) 2 Y
Sunset Peak West Trail 8 1378 (5796) 3 Y
Cucamonga Peak via Icehouse Canyon
Ontario and Bighorn Peaks via Icehouse Canyon
Ontario Peak via Falling Rock Canyon
Mt. Baldy via Ski Hut Trail
Mt. Baldy via Devil’s Backbone Trail
Timber Mountain via Icehouse and Chapman
Mt. Baldy via Bear Canyon
San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek
San Gorgonio via Momyer Creek
Mt. Baden Powell via Vincent Gap
San Bernardino Peak via Angelus Oaks
3 T’s Trail
Telegraph Peak via Manker Flats

Orange, Riverside, And San Diego County

Hiking Trail Distance Elevation Gain (Max) Difficulty Dogs
Mt. Woodson (Potato Chip Rock)
Santiago Peak via Holy Jim Trail  16.6 4318 (5689)  3  Y
Sitton Peak
Ryan Mountain Joshua Tree NP
Tahquitz Peak via Devils Slide Trail
Cactus to Clouds San Jacinto Peak
Black Mountain Trail Idyllwild
Indian Cover Joshua Tree NP
Cowles Mountain and Pyles Peak  6 1854(1592)  3  Y
Kwaay Paay Peak  2.4 867(1194)  3  Y
South and North Fortuna Summits  7.1  1354(1291)  3  Y
MTRP 5 Peak Challenge  15.77  4249(1592)  3  Y

Sierra Nevada, Central, And Northern California

Hiking Trail Distance Elevation Gain (Max) Difficulty Dogs
Tehachapi Mountain Trail  5.8  2018 (7960)  3  Y
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
Mt. Langley via Cottonwood Lakes
Mt. Whitney via Whitney Portal
Kearsarge Pass via Onion Valley
The John Muir Trail
Cerro Alto Peak Morro Bay
Valencia Peak Montana de Oro
Bluff Trail Montana de Oro
Bishop Peak Trail SLO
Shell Beach Bluff And Ontario Ridge
Half Dome Yosemite NP

Outside Of California

Hiking Trail Distance Elevation Gain (Max) Difficulty Dogs
AZ- Havasupai Falls Hualapai Hilltop  20  1588 (5158)  3  N
UT- Canyonlands NP
UT- Arches NP
UT- Zion NP
UT- Bryce NP
UT- Capitol Reef NP
AZ- Grand Canyon R2R2R
AZ- Grand Canyon R2R