Lake Hughes, California

A top-rated outdoor adventure in Lake Hughes, California is the Pacific Crest Trail. This hiking trail is a must-visit; it's known for its scenic views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Mojave Desert. The trail is approximately 3,100 miles long and is of moderate difficulty, making it suitable for most hikers. Along the trail, you'll encounter unique rock formations, a diverse array of plant and animal life, and stunning views of nearby lakes and rivers. For those seeking a shorter hike, the Liebre Mountain Loop is another great option. This 9-mile trail offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The best Trails and Outdoor Activities are certainly found in Lake Hughes, making it the perfect destination for outdoor adventures.

Top Spots in and near Lake Hughes

  • Lancaster, California

    Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

    5.0
    2 mi / 900 ft gain
    If you're going during wildflower season, start your adventure at the visitors center at the end of 150th St. W. Parking in the lot outside the visitors center is $10, but there is ample street parking that is free. In the visitors center you can read more about the reserve, plan your hike, and s...
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    Hike to Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Monument

    3.2 mi / 153 ft gain
    The Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Monument, established in 2019, memorializes the site where the Saint Francis Dam, built by famed engineer William Mulholland, collapsed in 1929, tragically killing more than 400 people in the middle of the night as a 150+ foot wave of water crashed through ...
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  • Lake Hughes, California

    Hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Horse Trail to Bear Campground

    11.63 mi / 2396 ft gain
    This is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. If you're through-hiking or sectional hiking, you'll have to hit it eventually. Try and avoid it in the late summer or early fall because of heat, and gnats. Find a way to check the bug report, we got marauded by gnats 90% of the way (early October) and ap...
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  • Palmdale, California

    California Aqueduct Trail

    7.67 mi / 213 ft gain
    California Aqueduct Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Palmdale, California.
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  • Castaic, California

    Paddle Castaic Lake State Recreational Area

    6 mi
    Castaic Lake is a man made reservoir located 41 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, CA in the town of Castaic. Made up of two bodies of water, separated by a 425-foot dam, Upper and Lower Castaic Lakes have a combined 29 miles of shoreline forming the Castaic Lake State Recreational Area. The s...
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  • Agua Dulce, California

    Vasquez Rocks

    5.0
    2.42 mi / 367 ft gain
    This is a Natural Park Area located in Santa Clarita, within the Sierra Pelona Mountains. It features amazing diagonal rock formations, created because of the force between two tectonic plates pushing against each other. This place is a photographer's paradise, and every spot in this 900+ acre l...
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    Hike the PCT and Foot Trail Loop through Vasquez Rocks

    5.0
    5.5 mi / 287 ft gain
    The Pacific Crest Trail and foot trail hike is a 5-mile loop with a quick PCT branch-off that leads under the 14 freeway through a long, well-maintained (but very dark) tunnel.  Pull into the well-marked parking lot and stop in the visitor center to take a look at the topographical park model and...
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  • Castaic, California

    Hiking the Piru Creek Gorge Trail

    Take the I-5 exit North of Castaic, CA at Templin Hwy. Turn onto Golden State Hwy heading the only direction it goes from the exit, North. When it dead-ends in a few miles at the National Forest Gate, you are at Frenchman's Flat.You can camp here, or hang with the day hikers. Heading North along ...
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  • Stevenson Ranch, California

    Mentryville: Pico Canyon Trail

    7.07 mi / 1388 ft gain
    Mentryville: Pico Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Stevenson Ranch, California.
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  • Stevenson Ranch, California

    Towsley Canyon Loop

    4.7
    5.84 mi / 1460 ft gain
    The Towsley Canyon Loop can be done in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise loop. The clockwise path starts with a gradual ascent through Wiley Canyon and steep descent into the Towsley Gorge while a counter-clockwise route starts with a steep climb out of Towsley Canyon and a gradual descent ...
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  • San Fernando, California

    Pacoima Park Natural Wash Park

    0.54 mi / 13 ft gain
    Pacoima Park Natural Wash Park makes for a wonderful & pleasant walk. The entrance to the park is located at the corner of Newton St and 8th St and runs up to Foothill Blvd in San Fernando California. The park is ADA accessible and allows for dogs on leash. There are also picnic tables and dr...
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Porter Ranch Ridge

    4.0
    3.36 mi / 548 ft gain
    Porter Ranch Ridge is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Los Angeles, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Reseda Point

    4.0
    0.2 mi / 30 ft gain
    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. Here you will find the trailhead for the Palisades Trail Hike. To get to the scenic lookout, simply walk up the short trail leading up the hill, and h...
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  • Los Angeles County, California

    Trail Canyon Falls

    4.0
    4.56 mi / 1017 ft gain
    To get to the trail, take Big Tujunga Canyon Road until you see signs for Trail Canyon Road. The entry point is easy to miss, but keep an eye out for a stop sign and cars parked at the bottom of a dirt path. Drive up the dirt path for direct parking at the trailhead (4x4 is definitely recommended...
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Stoney Point via North End

    4.0
    1.42 mi / 240 ft gain
    Stoney Point via North End is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Chatsworth, California.
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  • Los Angeles, California

    Stoney Point Park Loop

    4.0
    0.73 mi / 141 ft gain
    Once you've parked along Topanga Canyon Blvd, make your way down the street and start the trail off near the steel gate, close to the horse stables. As you make your way in, you will notice some rock climbers practicing on the lower elevation rocks. Make your way around this rocky park, counter-...
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Camping and Lodging in Lake Hughes

Pyramid Lake   Emigrant Landing Day Use Area
Castaic, California

Pyramid Lake Emigrant Landing Day Use Area

Pyramid Lake   Los Alamos Campground
Castaic, California

Pyramid Lake Los Alamos Campground

Bandido Group Campground
Pearblossom, California

Bandido Group Campground

Meadow Group Campground
Palmdale, California

Meadow Group Campground

Coulter Group Campground
Palmdale, California

Coulter Group Campground

Ventura Ranch KOA Holiday
Santa Paula, California

Ventura Ranch KOA Holiday