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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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    • Temecula, California

      Dripping Springs Trail

      4.0
      13.68 mi / 3287 ft gain
      The trail immediately begins to climb out of the campground on a well-graded incline. The next mile contains some climbing leading to a set of switchbacks. A long strenuous climb ensues until the 3200' elevation is reached. The trail then makes an easy southward traverse to the basin before resum...
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    • Aguanga, California

      Vail Lake Loop

      4.0
      7.25 mi / 922 ft gain
      Vail Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Temecula, California.
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    • Riverside, California

      Hike Mt. Rubidoux

      4.3
      2.7 mi / 500 ft gain
      Featuring over 161 acres and over 3.5 miles of combined paved and dirt trails, Mount Rubidoux Park in Riverside, CA is a beautiful natural environment and adventure location. Although some say this is just a "hill", this Inland Empire gem offers a quick escape from the pace of city life. Just m...
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    • Hesperia, California

      Cleghorn Beach and Day Use Area

      Nestled at the southwestern edge of Silverwood Lake lies Cleghorn Beach and Day Use Area, a perfect spot for a leisurely afternoon. This family-friendly beach boasts lifeguards on duty during the summer months and offers reservable picnic shelters for your convenience. Unlike other parts of the l...
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    • San Diego County, California

      Hike Sheep Canyon

      5.0
      3 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Sheep Canyon is probably the most remote palm canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California. While Palm Canyon is easily accessed from the State Park campground, Sheep Canyon is on a dirt road that requires stream crossings and potentially a high-clearance 4WD vehicle.  The canyon is nam...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Camp at Cottonwood Campground in Joshua Tree NP

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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Hike the Mastadon Peak Loop

      5.0
      2.3 mi / 331 ft gain
      The trail is typically used for hiking, nature trips, and trail running. There are lots of opportunities to see desert plants and flowers. On clear days, you can see the Salton Sea. There is an old mine to explore from the outside, as the entrance has been sealed.  If you plan on going to the top...
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    • Twentynine Palms, California

      Explore Cottonwood Spring

      Just east of the Cottonwood Visitor Center. This scenic spot provides access to cottonwood spring. The spring is a short walk down from the parking lot, and was formed from earthquakes! It was a popular spot for natives and settlers to gather water back in the day. As you approach the springs you...
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