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Hike the Dreaded Hill Loop in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Orange County / Dreaded Hill Loop Parking Lot
One of the great things about Whiting Ranch is the trail system branches off and reconnects in several places, so you can make your adventure as long or as short as you like.
Snowshoe to Dewey Point, Yosemite NP
Yosemite / Dewey Point
Take the one-hour shuttle ride from the Yosemite Lodge to the Yosemite Ski Area, so that you don't have to worry about driving in the snowy conditions, or finding parking.
Backpack to Vogelsang and Merced Lake High Sierra Camps
Yosemite / Lyell Canyon Trailhead
If you love the idea of backpacking to remote mountain destinations, but shudder at the thought of carrying a heavy pack and digging a hole to poop in, the High Sierra Camps are a great option.
Hike the Quail Hill Loop
Orange County / Quail Hill Trailhead
The Quail Hill loop is a short and easily accessible hike in the Irvine Open Space Preserve. This makes it a great place to escape for a quick sunset hike after work, or at the end of a busy weekend.
Hike Mt. Islip
Los Angeles / Crystal Lake Campground
There are several route options for summiting Mt. Islip, but we enjoy doing it as a loop from Crystal Lake.