Allow Me to Introduce Myself

My name is Phillip, and ever since I first stepped foot in our local mountains in 2005, I knew my life would never be the same.

I was 14 when my buddy and his family invited me for a bike ride in the west fork of the San Gabriel River.

I nearly blacked out that day (literally) as I’d never biked uphill, but I enjoyed every second of it. Ever since then, all I’ve wanted to do was explore the mountains.

My first hike occurred shortly afterwards on a Black Friday, but this time we ventured up to the water tower from Chantry Flats. I had never experienced views from a mountain top, so I wanted to see more.

While most college students spent every weekend drinking and partying, I was either hiking, mountain biking, or snowboarding.

I didn’t care what I was doing as long as it was in the mountains and preferably included a little adrenaline.

When I learned the Angeles Forest had over 300 abandoned mines and more secret waterfalls than known ones, I nearly lost my marbles. I was inseparable from my beautiful San Gabriels.

I bought books, scoured through maps, and watched every Youtube video imaginable to find many of these forgotten gems.

Topanga Outlook Trail

Don’t Hesitate to Reach Out!

I began by first exploring the San Gabriel, Monrovia, and Santa Anita Canyons, as they were the closest to my parents house. However, I began branching out towards the San Bernardino Mountains soon afterwards, especially when I got into downhill biking at the Snow Summit bike park.

When I created the instagram account for this brand, I had no intention of expanding to the point where I’d have a website and so much time invested.

I simply wanted to share a picture every now and then about some of the places I had visited,

When I noticed a positive response from a wide range of people, I couldn’t help but to share more of my passion with others.

Nowadays, I have big goals of one day living off of what I love to do most while also educating, reducing trash and graffiti, and working with other amazing leaders who share the same vision.

I hope one day we cross paths so that we can meet in person, but you can also send me an email at [email protected], a DM on IG @cahikingadventures, or a message on LinkedIn.

I look forward to getting to know many of you. Stay safe out there and may your life be full of outdoor adventures!

 

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Exploring The Cave Of Munits: Best SoCal Cave

Exploring The Cave Of Munits: Best SoCal Cave

Total Miles: 1.53 Time: 45 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 214 ft Max Elevation: 1116 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Street Parking Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Available At The Trailhead Trail Popularity: High Pics...

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Cedar Creek Falls: SoCal’s Most Beautiful Waterfall

Cedar Creek Falls: SoCal’s Most Beautiful Waterfall

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Topanga Lookout Trail: Best Views In Santa Monica Mts

Topanga Lookout Trail: Best Views In Santa Monica Mts

Total Miles: 2.26 Time: 60 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 348 ft Max Elevation: 2426 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 10 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: Very High Pics Taken On:...

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Castle Rock Trail: Fun Hike at Big Bear Lake

Castle Rock Trail: Fun Hike at Big Bear Lake

Total Miles: 1.44 Time: 1.5 Hrs Difficulty: Easy - Moderate Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 567 ft Max Elevation: 7401 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Road Turn Out Or Neighborhood Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail...

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Hiking Heart Rock Waterfall In The Snow: A Crestline Gem

Hiking Heart Rock Waterfall In The Snow: A Crestline Gem

Total Miles: 1.87 (From Hwy 138) Time: 45 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 392 Ft Max Elevation: 4175 Ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 15 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: High A few...

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