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11 Best Hikes in Southern California: Falls, Ruins, Peaks

11 Best Hikes in Southern California: Falls, Ruins, Peaks

Looking for abandoned creepy places, breathtaking views, and stunning waterfalls? Say no more. After hiking in Socal my entire life, I'm going to share with you what I believe to be the eleven best hikes in no particular order.  Here’s a quick rundown of the places: ...

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Cedar Creek Falls: Most Beautiful Falls in SD

Cedar Creek Falls: Most Beautiful Falls in SD

Distance 5.6 MilesTime3 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeasonFall, Winter, SpringElevation Gain1,049 FtWant to visit a huge waterfall in San Diego County? Cedar Creek Falls is a super popular, yet surprisingly well-kept falls, with the largest swimming pool I've seen in SoCal....

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Cuyamaca Peak: San Diego Winter Wonderland

Cuyamaca Peak: San Diego Winter Wonderland

Distance 7.7 MilesTime~4 HrsDifficulty HardSeasonAll YearElevation Gain1,833 FtCuyamaca Peak via the Azalea Glen Trail is a 7.7 round trip mile hike beginning at the Paso Picacho campground in an oak woodland forest. The trail offers the opportunity to experience an...

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7 Best San Diego Hikes You Must Explore!

7 Best San Diego Hikes You Must Explore!

San Diego is one of the most beautiful counties in SoCal. Not only does it have amazing coastal beaches, but there are tons of amazing hikes both by the ocean and in the mountains of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. You can wait to experience the snow in the winter months...

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Torrey Pines Beach Trail Loop: This SD Hike is a Must!

Torrey Pines Beach Trail Loop: This SD Hike is a Must!

Distance  3.1+ Miles Time ~2.5 Hrs Difficulty Easy Season All Year Elevation Gain 338 Ft Torrey Pines State Beach has some of the most breathtaking beach views and beach trails in SoCal. Escape the warm weather and treat yourself to a very breezy and dreamy adventure!...

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Annie’s Canyon Trail: Fun Hike Through A Slot Canyon

Annie’s Canyon Trail: Fun Hike Through A Slot Canyon

Distance  1.4 MilesTime ~1 HrDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 100 FtAnnie's Slot Canyon Trail is an easy 1.4-mile roundtrip hike in San Diego County featuring an abundance of wildflowers, ocean views, and of course, a fun and exciting slot canyon waiting...

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Kitchen Creek Falls: Hike to Natural Pools and Waterfall

Kitchen Creek Falls: Hike to Natural Pools and Waterfall

Distance  4.8 MilesTime ~2.5 HrsDifficulty Easy-ModerateSeason April - JuneElevation Gain 813 FtThis has to be one of my top favorite hikes in San Diego. Not only are there multiple natural pools, but there's also a pretty large hidden waterfall at the end! This place...

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Kwaay Paay Peak Trail: A Hike with Panoramic Views

Kwaay Paay Peak Trail: A Hike with Panoramic Views

Distance 2.3 Miles Time ~1.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateElevation Gain 875 ftSeason All YearBathrooms No Kwaay Paay Peak is a 2.3-mile trail located in Mission Trails Regional Park near Santee, California. It's considered to be a moderate hike because of steep inclines....

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Three Sisters Falls Trail: Best Waterfall in San Diego

Three Sisters Falls Trail: Best Waterfall in San Diego

Distance  4.1 MilesTime ~3.5-4 HrsDifficulty Moderate - HardSeason Late March - Early JuneElevation Gain 980 FtIf you live in the San Diego area or are planning a trip here, you don’t want to miss out on the best waterfall in all of SD County! This hike is located in...

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Stonewall Peak: Breathtaking Panoramic Views

Stonewall Peak: Breathtaking Panoramic Views

Distance  3.9 MilesTime ~2 HrsDifficulty EasySeason All YearElevation Gain 830 FtStonewall Peak is a 3.9 mile, roundtrip, hike in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park near Julian, California. It has a total elevation of 5,730 feet, with an elevation gain of 830 feet, and takes...

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We’re Monica and Phillip. Just like you, we share a passion for the outdoors and our beautiful state of California. After many years of exploring amazing and hidden places, we thought we’d share them with you! We hope this blog shows you tons of new CA adventures!

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