Photograph Wildflowers at Carrizo Plain National Monument

Driving in from Hwy 58 East, you will be passing through a grapevine, and through some hills.

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Backpack to Panamint Dunes

You can do this as a day trip and just wander the dunes, but I really enjoyed the overnight with great evening views, amazing stargazing, and a sunrise exploration of the sand dunes.

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Hike Observation Point

This is the best trail in Zion Canyon to beat the crowds while experiencing the awe and wonder it has to offer. We take this trail every time we visit Zion and never tire of it.

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Hike Kanarraville Slot Canyon

This hidden gem of a hike takes you into the Kanarraville slot canyons in southern Utah.

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Hike up Chatsworth Park North

From the parking lot, make your way through the park until you reach the bottom of a hill filled with huge rocks and boulders. It is very hard to miss. From here, you can pick any trail you wish.

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Hike Mugu Peak Loop via Chumash Trail

From the parking lot at the trailhead, follow the steep trail going up the mountain. This part is quite challenging, so I recommend stretching out your legs before starting the hike.

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Hike Red Rock Canyon to Calabasas Peak

When you get to the parking lot be sure to pay the $5 parking fee. You will need to place this in the provided envelope and drop it in the iron ranger.

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Hike Cassidy Arch

Follow the scenic road just past the Fruita Campground to the first dirt road on the left.

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Catch a Sunrise or Sunset at Palisades Park in Porter Ranch

From the 118 FWY, exit Reseda and head north until you pass by Calle Vista Circle. Once passed, make a U-turn and park on the side of the street.

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Hike China Flat Trail to Simi Peak

From the trailhead, simply follow the trail headed up the mountain. The first 2 miles is the hardest part of the hike, because of the steep ascent.  Continue on until you hit a junction.

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Hike and Swim at the Rock Pool, Malibu Creek SP

The trail starts out from the main parking lot past the ranger station at Malibu Creek State Park. Begin hiking west on Crags Road, a well maintained trail that meanders along the creek.

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Hike the Top of Topanga Overlook

The Top of Topanga Overlook is where you can simply park your car, and sit in one of the benches to view the San Fernando Valley.

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Hike the Creamery Meadow Trail to Molera Beach

Entrance to the parking lot is $10 per car, and once you get in be sure to use the restroom before you head for the trail, since you will likely spend a good amount of time out there.

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Hike Natural Bridge Canyon

Natural Bridge Canyon is one of the few canyons in Death Valley with an official trailhead that can be easily accessed from the parking lot.

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Hike to Pfeiffer Falls

This trail is a staff favorite at Big Sur. This family-friendly waterfall trail provides only a moderate challenge for young children and older family members.

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Catch a Sunset at Sunset Cliffs

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park area is a 68-acre park on the western edge of Point Loma. The cliffs overlook the Pacific, creating a great spot to take in the sunset.

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Hike Mount Woodson & Potato Chip Rock

Mt. Woodson is located in Poway's most eastern region and is one of San Diego's most popular and most iconic hiking trails. Known for its grand photo opportunistic "Potato Chip Rock", Mt.

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Hike the Castle Rock Trail at Big Bear Lake

Follow the directions to the trail head, and park on the side of the road. You will see a sign that says Castle Rock Trail, and the path is directly behind that sign.

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Explore Trona Pinnacles at Night

The Trona Pinnacles can be accessed through a 5 mile BLM dirt road (RM143), from the State Highway 178.

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Explore Dante's View in Death Valley

From the parking lot, you will already be greeted by this great view of Badwater Basin. You will also see trails which go further out.

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Sunrise in Zabriskie Point in Death Valley

Getting to the top of Zabriskie Point is very easy, about a quick 3-5 minute walk from the parking lot.

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Photographing the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are the most photographed dunes at Death Valley National Park. To reach the dune’s parking lot from Furnace Creek, drive 22 miles west on Highway 190.

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Take a Walk on Badwater Basin's Salt Flats

Taking a walk on the salt flats at Badwater Basin is like no other experience in Death Valley National Park.

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Photograph Death Valley's Wildflower Bloom

Every spring, a few plants and flowers spring up from the driest place in North America, California's Death Valley National Park.

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