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Barrel Springs Trail

Palmdale, California

2.55 mi / 46 ft gain

Rim Trail via Olmstead Loop Trail

Palmdale, California

10.99 mi / 1463 ft gain

Sgt. Steve Owen Bench Trail

Palmdale, California

3.3 mi / 449 ft gain

California Aqueduct Trail

Palmdale, California

7.67 mi / 213 ft gain

Pacific Crest Trail: Bouquet Canyon

Santa Clarita, California

5.88 mi / 1368 ft gain

Hike the PCT and Foot Trail Loop through Vasquez Rocks

Santa Clarita, California

5.0
5.5 mi / 287 ft gain

Pacific Crest Trail: Angeles Forest Highway to Soledad Canyon Road

Palmdale, California

25.66 mi / 4836 ft gain

Mount Gleason Trail

Palmdale, California

18.37 mi / 2881 ft gain

Mount Pacifico Loop Trail

Palmdale, California

11.85 mi / 2598 ft gain

Places to stay

Bandido Group Campground

Pearblossom, California

Bandido Group Campground

Meadow Group Campground

Palmdale, California

Meadow Group Campground

Coulter Group Campground

Palmdale, California

Coulter Group Campground

Joshua Tree Ranch Los Angeles

Joshua Tree Ranch Los Angeles

From $25 / night

Jackson Flats

Azusa, California

Jackson Flats

Mountain Oak

Valyermo, California

Mountain Oak

Guides and stories

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

The Dawn Mine Loop Trail (or how to train for backpacking last minute)

The Dawn Mine Loop Trail (or how to train for backpacking last minute)

Aaron Rickel Jones

#LAsucksforcycling -but- #LAsucksfordrivingmore

#LAsucksforcycling -but- #LAsucksfordrivingmore

Aaron Rickel Jones

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