Trails in California

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Iron Horse Trail

The Iron Horse Trail was the old rail owned by Southern Pacific. This line of track was constructed in 1891 and abandoned in 1977. Managed by the largest parks district in the country, East Bay Regional Parks District, the Iron Horse meanders through uninterrupted miles of multi-use trail that in most areas, is suitable for …

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Palm Canyon Trail at Anza Borrego Springs

Palm Canyon Trail at Anza Borrego Springs This is a loop trail, poorly maintained but easy walking.  There is a rise of 300 ft. over the trail.  The scenery is desert/alluvial with strange elephant trees as the main attraction.  Length of time if walked straight through is an hour and a half.

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Cuyamaca Peak

Cuyamaca Peak Trail Hike to the second highest peak in San Diego County.  Although it’s the second highest, it’s the peak most visible from most parts of the county. Begin at the entrance gate fro Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and follow the main paved fire road to the summit.  Biking is also allowed, but the …

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Santa Ana River Trail

You would think that traveling from the beaches of Huntington and Newport to the Chino Hills would be a tough workout. But surprisingly, the elevation climb of west to east was easier than vice-versa. But more on that later. The best route for starting this trail is from the Huntington Beach Trail to Weir Canyon …

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Huntington Beach Trail

Huntington Beach Trail This trail follows two of the most beautiful beaches in California and provides access to great seaside communities, piers, and main streets. In this guide, I will give you suggestions for where to start the trail, how to stay on the trail, (It gets confusing in one spot.) rental suggestions, website recommendations, extracurricular …

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