Monserate Mountain

It's a great big hill!Distance: 3.9Elevation Gained: 1,220'Difficulty: ModerateTime: 1:45Critters: NoneGet there like this.Details:Oh, the bear went over the mountain,The bear went over the mountain,The bear went over the mountain,To see what he could see.And all that he could see,And all that he could see,Was the other side of the mountain,The other side of the …

Santa Margarita River + Los Jilgueros and Hellers Bend

Distance: 6.8, 1.1, 1.2 (Santa Margarita, Los Jilgueros, and Hellers Bend, respectively)Elevation Gained: 320', 0', 300'Difficulty: Easy + easy + easy = moderateTime: 2:38, :23, :27Critters: Dog of the Day with the cone of shame, a fleet of rabbits and squirrels, coots, bullfrogsPros:- Lovely, easy hiking along the Santa Margarita River- Easily accessed beauty spots …