Tag: Hiking

5 Beautiful Cambria Hiking Trails

Thumbnail of coastline on Cambria hiking trails

Cambria is one of my favorite beach towns in California. From the gorgeous coastline to a quaint downtown, Cambria is simply charming. In this article however, I want to explore a few beautiful hiking spots in this beautiful area. Put on some comfortable hiking shoes and let’s explore my favorite Cambria hiking trails.

4 Beautiful Ojai Hiking Trails

Ojai, California - The Matilija Dam looks very lush during the springOjai is a small rural town surrounded by rolling hills, citrus and avocado orchards. Mainly known to locals, Ojai is located in a picturesque valley that provides access to some beautiful hiking trails. Being away from the busy cities of a Ventura County, the Ojai hiking trails are quiet and gorgeous especially in the spring. Come along with me as we explore our favorite hiking trails in the Ojai area.

2 Great Family Hikes in Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park - Tall rocky pinnacles towering over Bear Gulch ReservoirPinnacles National Park in California is the newest national park in the United States. And as such this park is not very well known. This is a good thing especially in California where the national parks get very busy starting with the spring are become very difficult to visit getting very busy with tourists. Pinnacles National Park was very easy to visit since they were not that many people even on a Saturday. Come along with me as we explore the best family hikes in Pinnacles national park.

Hiking Yosemite’s Mirror Lake

Yosemite Valley is the place where you can get some great views of the sourrounding mountain peaks you can also experience some great hiking in Yosemite. Most of the hiking trails in Yosemite lead you far from the Yosemite Valley floor, but there are some easier hikes that can be easily accessed from the Valley. The easiest and most popular hike is the Mirror Lake loop trail. This is by far the easiest trail in Yosemite. Mirror Lake changes dramatically with the changes of seasons at Yosemite. The views you get to see at Mirror Lake all depend on when you hike this trail.

2 Best Yosemite Trails for Seeing Most Waterfalls

Yosemite National Park has many many options for the hiker. You can do a short or long hike, you can do an easy, intermediate or difficult hike. You choose and Yosemite delivers. My most favorite intermediate hike is taking the Mist Trail and going up Vernal and Nevada Falls and coming back on the John Muir Trail. This is where I take friends who come for the first time to Yosemite National Park. It is a beautiful trail.

Yosemite’s best attractions recommended by local expert

People who visit Yosemite National Park for the first time are usually overwhelmed by the amount of information that’s available about Yosemite. After all the reading many first time visitors to Yosemite still ask the basic questions: So what are the main tourist attractions in Yosemite National Park? What are the must-see places? Wouldn’t it be cool to talk to someone local to Yosemite and just ask him? That’s what I did! I had the privilege to ask Douglas Shaw this very questions: what are the main tourist attractions in Yosemite National Park? And he was very gracious to answer quite a few more questions. Read on to find out the best places to visit in Yosemite National Park.

Conquer the Upper Yosemite Falls Hike in Yosemite

Yosemite Falls thumbnailYosemite National Park is my favorite national park. I go there every time I get a chance. Most of the times I visit Yosemite National Park in the early summer or spring. This is usually the best time to see the waterfalls at full capacity. But how about the winter? I got a chance to visit Yosemite National Park in mid-November and while there was not much water in the waterfalls, I enjoyed the different colors of the trees due to changing seasons. One of my favorite hikes in Yosemite National Park is the Upper Yosemite Falls hike. Read on to find out about my experience hiking this trail and to see some great pictures.

7 Best Places to See at Point Mugu State Park (with maps)

Thumbnail showing the Mugu Peak trailPoint Mugu State Park spans from the Pacific Coast Highway to the edges of Conejo Valley in Ventura County. Hiking here especially in the spring provides a beautiful experience as the waterfalls have water and the wildflowers are in full bloom. Come along with me as I tell you about my favorite places in Point Mugu State Park, from tall peaks all the way to sandy beaches.