Hidden Gems

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Frustration Creek Falls: Huge Waterfall Off Of Hwy 38

Frustration Creek Falls: Huge Waterfall Off Of Hwy 38

Miles: No Hiking Required Best Season: Mid-Late Spring Max Elevation: 4750 ft Parking Lot: Turnout fits ≈ 10 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Pics Taken On: Aug 21, 2023 Want to explore an enormous waterfall on your drive up to Big Bear? Check...

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Cape Horn Falls: Secrets Of The East Fork

Cape Horn Falls: Secrets Of The East Fork

Miles: 0.8 Time: 45 min Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: Late Spring Elevation Gain: 157 ft Max Elevation: 1753 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Road Turnouts Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: Extremely Low Pics Taken...

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Falls Canyon Falls (Trabuco Cyn) & 2nd Never Seen Waterfall

Falls Canyon Falls (Trabuco Cyn) & 2nd Never Seen Waterfall

Miles: 0.86 Roundtrip Time: 45 minutes Roundtrip Difficulty: Easy Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 214 ft Max Elevation: 1676 ft Trail Type: Out & Back Parking Lot: Turn Out, Fits ≈ 2-3 Cars Restrooms? Not Available Dogs Allowed? Yes, on a leash Falls Canyon Falls,...

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Rubio Canyon Trail: Altadena’s Forgotten Waterfalls

Rubio Canyon Trail: Altadena’s Forgotten Waterfalls

Miles: 1.29 Roundtrip Time: 1.5 Hours Roundtrip Difficulty: Difficult Season: Late Spring Elevation Gain: 254 ft Max Elevation: 2082 ft Trail Type: Out & Back Parking Lot: Neighborhood Parking Restrooms? Not Available Dogs Allowed? Yes, on a leash Rubio Canyon is...

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Monkeyface Falls: Secret Cascade En Route to Big Bear

Monkeyface Falls: Secret Cascade En Route to Big Bear

Miles: No Hiking Required Best Season: Mid-Late Spring Max Elevation:  4400 ft Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 5 cars Dogs: Allowed on a leash Restrooms: Not Available Pics Taken On: Aug 21, 2023 Next time you find yourself on the way to Big Bear do yourself a favor and stop at...

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Bailey Canyon Nature Trail: Hike to a Locals Only Falls

Bailey Canyon Nature Trail: Hike to a Locals Only Falls

Miles: .9 Time: 30 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: Mid-Late Spring Elevation Gain: 256 ft Max Elevation: 1437 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 20 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Available Trail Popularity: Very Low Pics Taken On: Sept 2,...

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Bouquet Falls: Santa Clarita’s Ultimate Secret

Bouquet Falls: Santa Clarita’s Ultimate Secret

Distance 0.8 Miles Time 25 Min Difficulty  Easy Season Spring Elevation Gain 88 Ft Bouquet Falls is a lesser-known waterfall in the Angeles National Forest. The hike is extremely short and easy, thus, perfect for the entire family. Although most people don't know...

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Green Valley Falls: San Diego Hidden Gem

Green Valley Falls: San Diego Hidden Gem

Distance 0.5 MilesTime~15 MinDifficulty EasySeasonAll YearElevation Gain113 FtLooking for mountain swimming holes with crystal clear water and multiple cascades? Checkout Green Valley Falls in the Cleveland National Forest! Green Valley Falls is a short hike featuring...

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Topanga Time Tunnel: Transport to a Secret Paradise

Topanga Time Tunnel: Transport to a Secret Paradise

Distance ~1 MileTime45 MinDifficulty ModerateSeasonAll YearElevation Gain187 FtDeep in the Santa Monica Mountains, a secret storm drain referred to by the locals as the Topanga Time Tunnel, provides access to a secret 8 foot grotto, insane looking rock formations, and...

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Mill Creek Falls: Big Tujunga’s Secret Gem

Mill Creek Falls: Big Tujunga’s Secret Gem

Distance 1 MileTime 1 HrDifficulty Easy - ModerateSeasonFall, Winter, SpringElevation Gain~200 Ft Mill Creek Falls truly is one of the hidden gems of the San Gabriels. The hike is rugged, filled with poison oak, and has an element of danger to it….which is why I love...

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1-Mile Hike to Forgotten Heaton Mine and Ruins

1-Mile Hike to Forgotten Heaton Mine and Ruins

Distance 1 MileTime45 minDifficulty EasySeasonAll YearElevation Gain---You might not know this, but there is a fun and forgotten short hike to an accessible mine, right by some of the most toughest and popular hiking trails. The East Fork is rich in history and secret...

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Fall Creek Falls: Secret 200 ft Waterfall in LA

Fall Creek Falls: Secret 200 ft Waterfall in LA

Distance  4.6 MilesTime ~2 HrsDifficulty ModerateBest Season SpringElevation Gain 941 FtWho doesn't love hidden waterfalls? Well, we're super excited to share this colossal gem with you! Fall Creek Falls is a 4-tier, 200-foot waterfall located in Big Tujunga. The hike...

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Las Flores Canyon: Trail to 5 Secret Mines in Haunted Forest

Las Flores Canyon: Trail to 5 Secret Mines in Haunted Forest

Distance 2.1 MilesTime~1.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeasonAll YearElevation Gain620 FtLas Flores Canyon trail is a 2.1 mile, roundtrip, hike near Altadena, California that leads to 10 secret mines. This short, 1.5-hour trail is rated as moderately difficult due to narrow...

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I’m Phillip, and just like you, I feel very passionate about California and the outdoors. After many years of exploring amazing and hidden places, I thought I’d share them with you. Life goes by fast so get out there and enjoy it.  

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