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  • Morongo Valley, California

    Morongo Valley in California is a must-visit for those seeking top outdoor adventures. The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve offers one of the best trails for hiking. This scenic trail is moderately difficult and spans 11 miles, making it ideal for a full day of exploration. Along the trail, you'll come across unique natural features like Cottonwood and Willow habitats, and the winding Morongo Creek. You may also spot diverse wildlife, including over 250 species of birds. Nearby, the Sand to Snow National Monument offers ample opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. For a more relaxed activity, visit Covington Park, a charming picnic spot with a small lake and playground. These outdoor activities and attractions make Morongo Valley a top choice for those seeking outdoor adventures.

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    • Big Bear, California

      Alpine Pedal Path

      5.0
      5.08 mi / 292 ft gain
      Alpine Pedal Path is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Bear Lake, California.
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    • San Bernardino County, California

      Off-Road Jacoby Canyon

      2.9 mi
      This is now my favorite trail in the San Bernardino National Forest. Ranging from desert scenes at the bottom and pine trees at the top, you experience such high levels of outdoors feel you can't resist. This trail has so many awesome spots for camping and off-roading that it has a great mix for ...
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    • Big Bear Lake, California

      Knickerbocker Road & Pine Knot Trail

      5.0
      6.1 mi / 1007 ft gain
      Park at the free parking lot behind the village off Knickerbocker Rd between Village Drive and Pedder Road. Ride up Knickerbocker Rd towards the mountain. Look out for the fire service road 2N08 that veers left and uphill. The first 2 miles are challenging steep uphill, but beautiful nonetheless....
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Tour Keys Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park

      Joshua Tree National Park flawlessly combines otherworldly landscapes, incredible recreational opportunities, and a colorful, wild-west history. Before it was a national park, Joshua Tree was home to cattle rustlers, gunslingers, miners, and rugged homesteaders.   One of the most quirky characte...
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    • Big Bear Lake, California

      Grand View Point

      6.9 mi / 1312 ft gain
      Grand View Point is accessed via Pine Knot Trail, a 6.5 mile out and back hiking trail located at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area, 1 mile from Big Bear Village. With its close proximity to town, Pine Knot Trail is popular in the summer with mountain bikers and the trailhead is often crowded in the win...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Rock Climb Locomotion in Joshua Tree National Park

      5.0
      Locomotion is a great spot to set up for the day and enjoy the world class climbing that Joshua Tree has to offer. Camp at the nearby and coveted Hidden Valley Campground and you'll be within walking distance to Locomotion and a dozen other quality climbing spots. Joshua Tree really is a camping/...
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    • Angelus Oaks, California

      San Bernardino Peak

      3.0
      15.82 mi / 4911 ft gain
      The San Bernadino Peak Trail out of Angelus Oaks is a very challenging hike, which can either be done as a day hike or an overnight trip. Free permits are required for day hiking and overnights in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. These permits can be accessed via Sgwa.org/permits.  If you choose to ...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Climb The Spire in Joshua Tree National Park

      0.75 mi
      Park at the Hidden Valley Nature Trailhead. Instead of going into Hidden Valley, follow the obvious climber's trails to the Southwest for about 3/4 mile keeping the rocks of Hidden Valley on your right. The trail wraps around the outside edge of Hidden Valley, turning Northwest. After about 20 mi...
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    • Riverside County, California

      Hidden Valley Nature Trail

      4.4
      1.03 mi / 164 ft gain
      Turn off of Park Blvd near Intersection Rock (there will be signs for the turn) and follow the paved road for about a minute. There is a large parking lot with many picnic tables. The trail begins with a slight uphill of around 100 ft and continues through a opening between two large rocks. Af...
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    • Forest Falls, California

      Summit Mt. San Bernardino from Angelus Oaks

      16 mi / 4775 ft gain
      The trailhead is somewhat 'interesting' to get to given the dirt roads are in questionable shape and some of the roads in Angelus Oaks are not easily identifiable but I didn't have any problems finding it by closely following Google Maps.    Trailhead parking requires an Adventure Pass parking pe...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Canyoneer Joshua Tree's Rattlesnake Slot Canyon

      The trailhead is located at the end of Indian Cove road. From Indian Cove Campground, take the road to the east about a mile to a picnic area where there is parking at the mouth of the canyon.From the picnic area hike up the Canyon in a south to south-east direction. After a few hundred yards a d...
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    • Desert Hot Springs, California

      Catch a Sunset at Keys View in Joshua Tree NP

      5.0
      This is a great place to watch the sunset, perched on the crest of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, provides panoramic views of the Coachella Valley and is well worth the 20-minute drive from Park Boulevard down Keys View Road. The views reach as far south as Salton Sea and on some clear days...
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    • Desert Hot Springs, California

      Inspiration Peak in Joshua Tree

      1.81 mi / 425 ft gain
      Most automobile-bound visitors to Joshua Tree make their way to Keys View, and why wouldn't they? It has some of the best views in the park and with it, some of the biggest, loudest crowds. Most don't realize that a short hike away is even *better* views and, if you're lucky, solitude, on top of ...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Climb at Intersection Rock in Joshua Tree

      Intersection Rock is located in the Hidden Valley Campground with lots of parking!Overhang bypass route5.72 PitchesStandard Trad RackIntersection Rock has many classic routes- I found right ski track and overhang bypass to be 2 of my favorite routes in j tree.Start left of the flake in a crack, t...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Camp at Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree

      4.8
      Joshua Tree National Park is known for its world class rock climbing, out of this world landscapes, and some of the darkest skies around. Having a base camp inside of the park is incredibly important as it's quite massive and I found that Hidden Valley Campground is strategically placed smack dab...
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    • Big Bear, California

      Cougar Crest Trail

      5.0
      5.57 mi / 892 ft gain
      On the north side of Big Bear Lake, just off the 38, you will find a turn off for the Cougar Crest Trail. The parking lot is well marked, and signs for the trailhead are easy to spot. Parking is not an issue if you come in later in the afternoon, but the hike can get crowded during peak hours. Fo...
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