All "Dog Friendly" Stories in Southern CA

  • Manchester Hidden Gem

    Hike a hidden gem in San Diego County: Manchester Preserve is a 123-acre canyon with a winding trail network best explored on a 2.25-mile perimeter loop.

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  • Daley Inspiration

    Phenomenal views? Check. Impressive geology? Check again. Secret ponds? Yep! Sprinkle in a historic home and you’ve got a 5-mile highlight hike at Daley Ranch in Escondido.

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  • Encinitas Ranch

    Beautiful Torrey pines, striking sandstone bluffs, mountain and ocean vistas ... find these trademark San Diego features on an unassuming suburban hike at Encinitas Ranch in North San Diego County.

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  • Simply Boutiful!

    We know you’ve heard of Malibu, but have you heard of Malibou? Yes, that’s right, Malibou … located in … Malibu! It’s a private reservoir created by two dams in a small residential community. See it on the scenic 2.25-mile Lake Vista Trail.

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  • Hill Yeah

    Monrovia’s Hillside Wilderness Preserve may be far less popular than the iconic neighboring Monrovia Canyon, but it’s just as worthy of a hike, and you’ll see fewer people!

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  • Little Loop and Lightscape

    Hike a slice of Arcadia Wilderness Park and visit the holiday lightshow at Los Angeles County Arboretum

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  • Red Rock On

    With its vivid volcanic reds, folded sandstone whites, and mudstone browns, it’s hard to believe that Red Rock Canyon State Park is within the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. For highlights, wander the nearly 1-mile loop trail.

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    The Coast with the Most Adventures

    The Oregon Coast isn't your average coast. Take a road trip through charming towns, see numerous historic lighthouses, explore shipwreck beaches, wander bustling promenades, or go “sandboarding” at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

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  • Hidden Trio

    A trio of hidden canyons is often found in more remote places, but they're also on this urban walk in the serene hills of eastside’s Mount Washington. Head here for a beautiful 7-mile (round-trip) neighborhood tour of historic homes, ample greenspace, and, yes, three hidden canyons.

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  • Spidey Senses

    Spin a hiking web on a 1-mile out-and-back up Tarantula Hill, followed by a 1-mile DIY loop through Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, then refresh with a local brew at Tarantula Brewing in Thousand Oaks.

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  • Shadow Lands

    Shadow Hills near Burbank is home to a hidden hike with magnificent views of the Verdugo Mountains. Follow it up with craft brews at Lincoln Beer Compay.

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  • Bewitching Buzzard

    A quiet hike in the San Jose Hills provides the setting for a fantastic 4.25-mile out-and-back adventure to 1,345-foot Buzzard Peak, where 360-degree views await.

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  • Long Zen Hike, then Beer

    Hike + Beers: Beautiful! The Michael D. Antonovich Trail is a gentle 7.6-mile out-and-back canyon adventure in San Dimas. Followed by more bliss at Arrow Lodge Brewing.

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  • Hidden Horsethief + Highpoint Brewing

    Hike a 2.5-mile loop at hidden Horesethief Canyon Park in San Dimas, then head for some beers at nearby Highpoint Brewing.

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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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  • Volcan High Five!

    The moderate 5.5-mile round-trip Volcan Mountain/Five Oaks loop hike in the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve near Julian transports you from lush farmland to a summit with panoramic views. And the hard cider post-hike bonus...

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  • Big Bear Hug

    Grays Peak in Big Bear is fall-loaded with vibrant colors. This 6.8-mile (round-trip) hike in the San Bernardino National Forest provides all the fall feels, with crisp mountain air and beautiful churning leaves.

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  • Clarity in Claremont

    The majority of Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is inaccessible, rugged terrain but there’s a 4.9-mile moderate loop that’s well-maintained and feels gloriously far away, despite being close to the city.

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  • Sublime in Sycamore

    The 3.5-mile round-trip Sycamore Canyon loop is just minutes from bustling Riverside yet feels like a journey through the wilderness of an Old West movie.

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  • Fun on Fiji

    Fiji Hill adjacent to Occidental College makes a great workout with nice cityscape vistas on this 2-mile route in Eagle Rock.

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