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  • Apple of Your Eye

    That fall feeling is definitely in the air and on display at the Oak Glen Preserve. Apple orchards and colorful leaves are a bonus, as are the apple cider donuts and slushies you can enjoy post-hike.

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  • Marshall Mellow

    The 3-mile (round-trip) Marshall Peak Trail might not be the most epic in the San Bernardino National Forest, but this lightly used trail is beautiful in spring when the wildflowers come out.

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  • Rock the Hope at Lake Elsinore

    Hike the 4-mile Levee Trail on the shores of Southern California's largest natural freshwater lake, Lake Elsinore, and get a splash of positive energy thanks to the Rock Snake started earlier this year.

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  • Major League Dreams

    It's hard work making it to the "big show." Visit one of the Dodgers’ minor league stadiums, in Rancho Cucamonga, after a 3.25-mile (round-trip) hike through the North Etiwanda Preserve.

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  • Peak on Climbing!

    Hike to the Tahquitz Peak Lookout via the Devil’s Slide Trail in the San Jacinto Wilderness for amazing views of the surrounding mountains and the Salton Sea.

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  • Downtown Buzz

    Biking the Pacific Electric Trail from downtown Upland to the Claremont Packing House is buzz-worthy in several ways. For starters, it's good on a hot day because most of this 5-mile stretch is shaded. And, you can roll right up to a very noteworthy spot to grab food and artisan coffee.

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  • Peak Pedal

    Mountain views by two wheels? You got it! This ride along the Pacific Electric Trail is 10-miles (one-way) from the I-15 through Rancho Cucamonga all the way to downtown Upland. And it comes with expansive views of the San Gabriels, including iconic Cucamonga Peak.

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  • Back to the Future

    Remnants of the Pacific Electric Trail’s railroad days are scattered throughout this 10-mile out-and-back ride traversing Rialto and Fontana in SoCal's Inland Empire. This stretch showcases the railroad legacy of the bike path. Old railroad stations and packing houses have been converted for a variety of new uses, including one station that was converted into the Fontana Art Depot.

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  • Good Morton!

    The panoramic views from Morton Peak Fire Lookout are some of the best in the San Bernardinos. Hike a 5.25-mile (round-trip) grind that climbs 1,400 feet to the summit on a fire road.

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  • Strawberry Sunday

    The 2.5-mile (round-trip) lollipop loop climb to the Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout near the town of Lake Arrowhead dishes up some delicious views.

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  • Go Get a Lytle

    Go on a little adventure hiking to Stone House Camp with big valley views, creekside relaxation, and shaded campsites—all within a 1.8-mile out-and-back  hike.

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  • Catch the Winds!

    Proof that you don’t always have to go to the mountains to enjoy the mountains? Five Winds Trail in El Dorado Ranch Park, located at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, with an expansive view of Mount Baldy and the San Gabriels.

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  • Heart of Stone

    It's just a half-mile hike to Heart Rock at Seeley Creek Falls, where you’ll find a perfectly symmetrical heart-shaped granite bowl carved by nature at the crest of the 25-foot waterfall

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  • Instead of Bonbons: Bonita

    Bonita Falls goes year round, but in winter with snowmelt the waterfall is at its grandest. Hike to this oasis of the San Gabriels on a 2-mile (round-trip) trek.

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  • Sitton Pretty

    Sitton Peak is a 3,273-foot summit in the Santa Ana Mountains. All in, a 10-mile hike gets you to a panoramic summit filled with hills galloping toward the Pacific.

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  • Arrowhead Ahead

    Deciduous black oaks and Fremont cottonwoods line the Sawmill Road Loop Trail near Lake Arrowhead, making it one of the best places in SoCal for a seasonal kaleidoscope of changing leaves.

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  • Rocky Picture Show

    Suicide Rock near Idyllwild is a SoCal hot spot for changing colors in the fall, and a great workout as well. The 6.3-mile out-and-back hike rewards with autumn yellows and sweeping views.

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  • Hiking with the Shadow People

    The Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont seems so benign. And it is, until you start encountering weird noises, “shadow people,” or bleeding trees! Test your bravery on the 5.6-mile (round-trip) trail.

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  • Famous Potato

    On Potato Mountain, you get panoramic views, a great workout, and ... potatoes! The 4.4-mile trail through the foothills of the San Gabriels climbs gradually to the summit of Potato Mountain.

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  • Riding Riverside’s Riverside

    Yes, Riverside has a river, and bicycling the Santa Ana River Trail from Fairmount Park to the Van Buren Bridge and back (a 12.8-mile round-trip) is a great way to see it. Well, yo

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