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This post now has more then ten hikes Enjoy and be sure to comment with your favorite hikes! That being said, California has a ton to offer the hiker, and even though I have been hiking here for years, I am sure there are others that will be added to this list as I have the time to discover them.

So, in no particular order, here are my ten favorite hikes in Southern California. Add your favorites in the comments. The landscape has rocks that jut up from underneath the ground and provide a rare beauty that looks out-of-place next to the surrounding desert. The rocks can be climbed or just enjoyed, depending on your preference. It makes for a unique place to spend an afternoon with plenty of additional hiking trails.

For the people only wanting the experience, you can take the tram to the top and walk the 8 miles round trip to the summit; however, for the hardcore you can take the Ski Hut Trail. The view from the summit is second to none. A must-hike in Southern California. Sturtevant Falls I love this hike because it is as easy or as hard as you make it. You can hike it attached to the Mt Wilson Summit Trail and make it a 15 mile loop, or you can just hike to Sturtevant Falls and back to make it a casual three mile walk.

The trail to the falls is one of the more beautiful in the LA area, as there is a pristine stream that hugs the trail and lots of little cabins along the way.

At the end there is even a small arch connecting the two sides as seen in the above photo. It is a must do for the adventure seeker, but is only accessible via a hard to find dirt road.

The beauty of this hike is not to be underestimated though. There are hundreds of rocks you can climb on, a dry creek bed, old history from cattle ranchers and even Indian petroglyphs at the end. In a National Park that has many attractions, this has to be one of my favorites. This bridge was actually part of a road at one point in time, but now since the road has washed away it is just a bridge all by itself.

Oh yea, and you can bungee jump off of it! A great hike for the summer as you are bound to get wet. The third tier drops over feet and has a moss-covered exterior that is truly beautiful and almost impossible to fully photograph.

What makes this hike epic is that you get to ride the Palm Springs Tram up 8, feet before you hike from the drop off point to the summit 6 miles away. You may think this hike is easy because of the tram, but it is still a difficult hike at high elevation so make sure you bring a lot of water. If you are not up to push to the summit there are also a lot of beautiful things to see just walking around the many loop trails that start from the tram drop off.

What makes it so intriguing to hikers is that it gives you unparalleled views of downtown San Diego, Coronado and even Tiajuana, Mexico if it is a clear day. It is also the tallest point in San Diego.

Potato Chip Rock One of the lesser know hikes in San Diego, this hike goes all the way to the top of Mt Woodson; however, the summit is not why people hike here. The main attraction is this massive rock right below the summit that has a potato chip like curve that you can walk out on. It is fun to get a picture here and to just sit on the potato chip and check out the beautiful views.

Even though it looks small in the picture it is not in real life. Check it out for yourself and read about Potato Chip Rock here.

This hike has a lot of urban decay, which is usually not something I like seeing on a hike but for the fact that it has so much crazy history it is unique here. There is also a crazy set of stairs that go straight down the side of a mountain. Read my massive post on Murphy Ranch here. Big Horn Mine I love this hike nestled in the mountains above Wrightwood, mostly because it is an easy hike for people who havent hiked much but has such a cool payout at the end with this 80 year old abandoned mine.

The mine is in various levels of disregard but it is still a great place to photograph or explore. Read more about Big Horn Mine here. Cave of Munits This hike proves yet again that Southern California really does have everything! Nestled in the town of Tarzana, what starts out as a slow walk quickly takes you into a chimney cave, out the top and across a ridge line that is overgrown before ending at the top of Castle Peak with a beautiful view of the city below.

Read about Cave of Munits here. Torrey Pines State Reserve If you are looking to experience the beautiful and unique world of coastal California hiking then Torrey Pines is one of the hikes you must do.

With crazy rock formations, spectacular views and miles of trails, it is one of those place I go back to often. Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak This hike, situated along the beautiful coast in Malibu is both a challenging hike and a amazing example of the SoCal coastal scenery.

It has some many fun things to see from the balancing rock to Inspiration Point. I cannot recommend it more, read my full post here. Kelso Dunes One of the largest sand dunes in California, the Kelso Dunes are a must-hike for every adventurer. This hike is not easy because the sand can be brutal to stand on, but how often do you get to see the above view and feel that massive sense of accomplishment?

There are a lot of hikes in the Mojave National Preserve but this is my favorite. Read more about the Kelso Dunes here. It starts out slow but once you pass the hillside and go back into the Mojave you will be wowed by the crazy scenery. As you climb your way out with the old rings, I am sure you will enjoy this hike as much as I did. It is coastal, so it is over rocks then entire time, but it ends with a lot of ruins from the shipwreck that you can see right on the beach.

Some people do not like it since it is over rocks and slow going, but I found the payoff and history to be super fun. Echo Mountain Ruins While the hike itself is mostly just a long uphill climb, the payoff at the top is pretty awesome. When you get there you will be immersed in history as you explore the ruins of a once great mansion built on the hillside. It also serves as a beautiful vista over the city below. So there you have it, my favorite hikes in Southern California.

Now it is your turn. What did I leave off that you think should be on the list? Leave it in the comments.


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