High Sierra Trail to Hamilton Lake

High Sierra Trail to Hamilton Lake

The High Sierra Trail showcases some of the best landscapes, features, and trails in the Sierra Nevada. It begins at Crescent Meadows on the western side of Sequoia National Park, among the groves of Giant Sequoia and ends at the highest point in the contiguous United States — the 14,505′ summit of Mt. Whitney. It passes multiple alpine lakes, meadows, valleys, canyons, rivers, and mountains along the way. At times, it feels like you’re a character in Lord of the Rings.

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Fish Canyon Falls

Fish Canyon Falls

Fish Canyon Falls is beautiful three-tiered waterfall that drops over eighty feet in a canyon in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains near Azusa. Early spring is the perfect time to visit the dynamic waterfall, when the water flows well and the canyon is green. A rock quarry occupies the bottom of Fish Canyon and for many years Fish Canyon Falls Trail could only be reached by shuttle on special access days.

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El Moro Canyon to Crystal Cove

El Moro Canyon to Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove State Park is one of Orange County’s largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore. It features 3.2 miles of beach, 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness and an offshore underwater area.
The park also features the federally listed Historic District, an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s & 40’s and nestled around the mouth of Los Trancos Creek.

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Wellman Divide

Wellman Divide

This is basically the Round Valley Loop hike with an extension to Wellman Divide. It’s a 7-mile out and back hike that takes about 4 hours. The 1-mile stretch to the Divide is more challenging than the Willow Creek and Round Valley trails. Stunning views at the Divide coupled with changes in vegetation and cooler weather (a treat in the summer) make the uphill trek worthwhile.

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