Torrey Pines State Reserve Extension

Margaret Fleming Nature Trail A - Margaret Fleming Nature Trail - BDistance: 2.4 MilesElevation Gained:  500Difficulty: EasyTime: 1:00Critters: A showy lizard, quail, a rattlesnake, a swarm of beesPros:- Much of the beauty of the main reserve with none of the crowds.- Magnificent specimens of TorreysCons:- Too small!Details:This park is the cure for congestion at Torrey …

Palomar Mountain, Revisited

Boucher Hill Trail - Adams Trail - Cedar Trail - Doane Valley Nature Trail - Weir Trail - Upper French Valley Trail - Thunder Spring Trail - Chimney Flat Trail - Silvercrest TrailDistance: 8.8Elevation Gained: 1,200Difficulty: ModerateTime: 4:00Critters: Ravens, Hawks, Doves, Quail, Wild Turkeys Palomar Mountainhttp://www.everytrail.com/swf/widget.swfhttp://www.everytrail.com/trip/widgetimpression?trip_id=1568554Pros:- Best mountain scenery in San Diego County- Everything is …

Berry Creek Falls Loop and Pine Mountain

Campground Connector Trail - Redwood Trail - Sunset Trail - Berry Creek Falls Trail - Skyline to the Sea Trail - Bubbs Creek Trail - Pine Mountain Trail.Distance: Berry Creek Falls Loop - 12 Miles               Pine Mountain - 5.2 MilesElevation Gained: 700', 1,200' Difficulty: Strenuous, ModerateTime: 6:15 (Berry Creek), 3:12 (Pine Mountain)Critters: NonePros: - Great trees, …

Point Mugu State Park, Pt. 2 – Old Boney Trail

Satwiwa Loop Trail - Danielson Fire Road - Old Boney Trail - Blue Canyon Trail - Sycamore Canyon Trail - Upper Sycamore Canyon TrailDistance: 11.7 MilesElevation gain: 2,000'Difficulty: Moderately StrenuousTime: 4 hours, 37 minutesCritters: an injured coyote, a healthy coyote, feral parrots, squirrels, rabbits, quailHow to Get There: Take 101 north (or south, depending on …

Pt. Mugu State Park Loop

Pt. Mugu Loop: Ray Miller Trail, Overlook Fire Road Trail, Wood Canyon Vista Trail, Sycamore Canyon Trail, Backbone Trail, Serrano Valley Trail, Serrano Canyon Trail, Sycamore Canyon Trail, PCH.Difficulty: StrenuousDistance: 14.5 MilesElevation Gain: +2,800/-2,800Critters Spotted: A flock of wild parrots Pt Mugu Loophttp://www.everytrail.com/swf/widget.swfEveryTrail - Find the best Hiking in Point Mugu State Parkhttp://www.everytrail.com/trip/widgetimpression?trip_id=1411827Sometimes the best …

Palomar Mountain State Park

Boucher Hill - Cedar Trail - Doane Pond and Lower Doane Valley - Chimney Flat.Difficulty: EasyDistance: 5 Miles (approximate)Critters Spotted: 15 mule deerTo kick off 2012, Kelly and I headed up to Palomar Mountain State Park for the fledgling tradition of a New Year's Day hike. We arrived at Silvercrest Picnic area  around 11:something in …