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Paddle Castaic Lake State Recreational Area

Castaic, California

6 mi

Castaic Lake Trail Loop via West Launch Ramp

Castaic, California

6.34 mi / 1316 ft gain

San Francisquito Creek Trail

Santa Clarita, California

7.87 mi / 272 ft gain

Bridgeport Loop

Santa Clarita, California

3.11 mi / 154 ft gain

Haskell Canyon Open Space

Santa Clarita, California

2.21 mi / 377 ft gain

Mentryville: Pico Canyon Trail

Stevenson Ranch, California

7.07 mi / 1388 ft gain

Hike to Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Monument

Santa Clarita, California

3.2 mi / 153 ft gain

Pico Canyon Park

Stevenson Ranch, California

1.22 mi / 154 ft gain

Devil's Gateway Via Lake Piru Loop Trail

Piru, California

19.99 mi / 3789 ft gain

Places to stay

Pyramid Lake   Los Alamos Campground

Castaic, California

Pyramid Lake Los Alamos Campground

Pyramid Lake   Emigrant Landing Day Use Area

Castaic, California

Pyramid Lake Emigrant Landing Day Use Area

Joshua Tree Ranch Los Angeles

Joshua Tree Ranch Los Angeles

From $25 / night

Ventura Ranch KOA Holiday

Santa Paula, California

Ventura Ranch KOA Holiday

Meadow Group Campground

Palmdale, California

Meadow Group Campground

Coulter Group Campground

Palmdale, California

Coulter Group Campground

Guides and stories

Velo Ventura: The 5 Best Cycling and Mountain Biking Trails in the Heart of the Central Coast

Velo Ventura: The 5 Best Cycling and Mountain Biking Trails in the Heart of the Central Coast

Josiah Roe

By Land & Sea: 72 Hours in Ventura, California

By Land & Sea: 72 Hours in Ventura, California

Josiah Roe

The Best Post-Adventure Food

The Best Post-Adventure Food

Aaron Rickel Jones

Reservation Permits Needed To Reopen Trails Responsibly, Says Steve Gerhardt

Reservation Permits Needed To Reopen Trails Responsibly, Says Steve Gerhardt

Aaron Rickel Jones

The Mountains Are Calling, and I Let It Go to Voicemail

The Mountains Are Calling, and I Let It Go to Voicemail

Aaron Rickel Jones

Cub House Birthday Ride

Cub House Birthday Ride

Aaron Rickel Jones

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