Phyllis Orrick 8:30 a.m., Sept. 21
Cleveland National Forest
The climb to Three Sisters is well worth it
While some in North America still shovel snow, San Diegans have the perfect venue for a hot March day — Three Sisters Falls, for a plunge in the frigid mountain water. The trail down to ...
Stonewall to Upper Green Valley offers a beautiful and comprehensive perspective
This hike offers an opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of the Cuyamaca Mountains. The loop travels along Cold Stream Creek under shady, ancient oaks with the sound of water gently flowing over rocks, ...
Hike through this Palomar Mountain forest thick with oaks and conifers
Parts of Fry Creek Trail are reminiscent of forests much farther north.
A walk among the survivors of the Cedar Fire to Eagle Peak
Enjoy a 360-degree view of the San Diego River canyon and its surrounding peaks.
Vegetation, views, and more on this Cuyamaca-area hike
Harper Creek Trail puts on a colorful show!
Views of eastern peaks and Pacific waters await
Bushwhack to the hidden cave.
See how it grows on the once-scorched Pine Ridge Trail
A hike in the Cuyamacas with views in a wilderness setting.
Casual hike to Monument Peak accessible for all ages, but watch out for... lasers?
Keep the kids off the antennae and away from the laser targets on Monument Peak.
Plenty of color on the journey to Cuyamaca Peak
Hike to the roof of San Diego County and see Mexico and Arizona from one spot.
Nobody’s allowed to jump in.
Be prepared for this challenging but rewarding hike to one of San Diego County’s most spectacular waterfalls.
An oriflamme or “golden flame” appeared on the red battle standard of the King of France during the Middle Ages. It is unlikely that Oriflamme Canyon was named for this, although a red banner could ...
Accessible, subtle beauty
Cottonwood Creek Falls offers a restful setting in a deep East County canyon.
Post-fire Garnet Peak hike boasts a flurry of wildflowers.
Hike this peak for dramatic views of the desert, mountains, and ocean all from one spot.
Aromas of butterscotch and grape soda in Cleveland National Forest
Pines, oaks, and incense cedar on this six-mile loop of the Gatos Big Laguna Trail Spur.
Big Sky Country in San Diego County
Montana is not the only state that can boast being “Big Sky Country.” We have the same bragging rights in our own backyard: the Laguna Mountains (locals call it “the Lagunas”). Tucked in the Cleveland ...