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San Jacinto Snow Camping

Days:  2 Days Rating: (Moderate) Milage: 12+ Elevation Gain/lost: +2501’ Max Elevation :10750′ Min Elevation: 8367′ Location: San Jacinto Wilderness Trail Head: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Type: Loop GPS: 33.837345, -116.614040 Google Map: GPX File Mount San Jacinto stands 10,834 feet above sea level and is the second highest mountain range in Southern California. …

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Backpack Little Jimmy – Weekend trip. 2 days/1 night

Days:  2 Rating: (easy/Moderate) Milage: 12 + Elevation Gain/loss:+900 to 1500″ Max Elevation :8,700′ Min Elevation: 7,617′ Location: PCT Trail Head: 34.357098,-117.850710 Type: In & Out: MAP: Link GPX File Download : Fire permit from Calfire: http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Permits/ Backpack  Little Jimmy Trail Camp Weekend trip. 2 days/1 night Moderate 3 miles 501 to 1,000 feet elevation …

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Palomar Mountain – Frye Creek

Days:  2 Rating: (easy/Moderate) Milage: 12 + Elevation Gain/loss: +900’/-900″ Max Elevation : 5,532′ Min Elevation: 4,676′ Location: Observatory Trail Trail Head: 33.359158, -116.868832 Type: In & Out: MAP: Link GPX File Download : The beautiful forest and mountain meadows of Palomar Mountain State Park are in northern San Diego County, high atop …

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San Gorgonio via Momyer Trail/Alger Camp – 26 + miles

Days:  2-3 Rating: Strenuous Milage: 26+ Elevation Gain/loss: 6900′ Max Elevation: 11,503 Location:  Momyer Trailhead Trail Head: 34.08698, -116.91481 Type: in & out Fees: Adventure Pass ($5) Google Map: Link GPX Download: Download San Gorgonio Mountain, also known locally as Mount San Gorgonio, or Old Greyback, is the highest peak in Southern California and the …

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Backpack Little Jimmy – 2 days/1 night

Days:  2 Rating: (Moderate) Milage: 6+ Elevation Gain/loss:+800 to Camp  Min Elevation: 6,665′ Location: Islip Saddle Parking Lot Trail Head: 34.357098,-117.850710 Type: Loop Fees: Adventure Pass ($5) Google Map: Link Permit: Fire permit from Calfire  http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Permits/ Moderate backpack to a forested trail camp just off the PCT at 7500 ft. The nearby year-round spring …

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San Jacinto Peak via Fuller Ridge Trail

Days:  2 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 15 + Elevation Gain/loss: +3100 Max Elevation :10,804′ Min Elevation: 7,766′ Location: San Jacinto Mt. Trail Head: 33.839205, -116.736192 Type: Point-to-Point Google Map: Link Permit Info/Application  Starting at 7600 ft., Fuller Ridge follows the high, timbered ridge above Snow Creek offering spectacular views of the desert. The trail …

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Cedar Creek Falls (Hike)

Days:  1 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 7 + ELEVATION GAIN 1100 + Location: Ramona, CA Trail Head: 32.995180,-116.756220 Type: Loop GPX File Download The Hike to Cedar Creek Falls: The hike to Cedar Creek Falls is a challenging six miles round-trip. Visitors on their way to the falls travel downhill on a trail with …

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Mecca Hills “Ladder Canyon Hike

Days:  1 Days Rating: (Moderate) Milage: 5+ Elevation Gain/lost:+1057’/-534″ Location: Horseshoe Meadow Trail Head: 33.623980, -115.996377 Type: Loop GPX File Download Located about an hour southeast of Palm Springs, this is hands down one of the most unique California “hikes” you’ll ever go on, largely because it’s a LADDER hike through a …

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SAN BERNARDINO PEAK

Days:  2 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 15 + Elevation Gain/lost: +4,690’/-1490″ Location: San Bernardino Mountains Type: In & Out Trail Head: 34.146177, -116.977987 Google Maps Topo Map GPX File Download Then, the trail begins a long traverse south, switchbacking up to Camp Washington, a trail camp with plenty of views but nothing to drink. One-hundred yards …

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WIND CAVES – CARRIZO (Anza Borrego Desert)

Days:  2 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 10+ Elevation Gain/lost:+4550’/-2400″ Location: Anza Borrego Desert (Domelands Trailhead) Trail Head:32.779491, -116.089426 Type: Loop Google Maps GPX File Download There are several places in Anza-Borrego State Park where exposed sandstone layering has been slowly eroded by the wind to create odd and whimsical-shaped formations. Near Split Mountain, there are …

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