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    Valentina Kroqluv saved Fire Wave Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Valentina Kroqluv saved Kelly Ditch Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Valentina Kroqluv completed Big Horn Mine Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Valentina Kroqluv reviewed Tahquitz Canyon Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    I keep writing Elaborate reviews and they keep disappearing. Ever since the app updated, ugh.

    This is a beautiful Falls. Surprised there was this much water in Palm Springs. A few things to know...

    Cost is $12.50 a person
    They do a water check
    You can Borrow waking sticks at the front desk

    If possible do the full loop. If you go towards to right it's more like are regular trail with a little incline.

    If you start the Trail left it's more incline with a lot of steps to climb, which makes for a good work out.

    Enjoy your Hike

    Valentina Kroqluv completed Skull Rock Nature Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Valentina Kroqluv completed Arch Rock Nature Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Valentina Kroqluv completed Wall Street Mill Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Valentina Kroqluv completed Sturtevant Falls Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Valentina Kroqluv reviewed Lake Hollywood Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Hollywood Lake is a nice loop for a Beginner trail. It's also a good loop to do during the rain, as it is a paved road. Too bad you can't explore on the other side of fence, lol.

    We took the road up Holly Drive to the top of the Park where the Bridge starts. There is also parking right there for your convenience. Of you pay attention there are Deer inside the fenced area, I was able to catch video of it. It was so awesome.

    Great pictures to take up there as well. Enjoy your walk, hike, run.

    Valentina Kroqluv reviewed Malibu Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Malibu State Creek

    So we attempted to Hike the M.A.S.H site at Malibu Creek State Park but with the storm we had it completely washed out the trail. So we were unable to access it. The Trail leading up to the bridge is a puddle. Just to cross the bridge you had to go over several fallen trees. To cross to the other side of the bridge you have to cross a steam knee high and along the rest of the way you will have to walk through water. We went as far as the caves that are on the left of the trail and couldn't go any further unless we were willing to walk through waist deep in water.

    We did get to visit the Dam and explore other areas of the park. It's definitely one of those places you can go back to and hike several trails. We got there before it opened, so we just bought our parking pass through the parking machine which is $12. If you want to avoid the cost, you can park on Mulholland and walk in. I also bought the park map on the way out, which was $2. So next time I return we can explore new trails.

    Valentina Kroqluv reviewed Elysian Park West Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Elysian Park is pretty amazing. I hadn't been up there in years. The park is so huge and so much exploring to do up there. I went in search of the hidden swing and happy to say, I found it....

    The views of the city are worth going.....

    Hope you can find the swing.

    Here are some hints. If you came up from Riverside and looped passed the Police training center. Park over looking the 5 Fwy against the brick wall and walk up the trail on the left. Amazing views and if you're lucky you can swing on rekindle your joy of swinging like when you were a kid.

    Valentina Kroqluv completed Lake Hollywood Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Valentina Kroqluv completed Malibu Lake Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Valentina Kroqluv reviewed Monrovia Canyon Park Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Monrovia Canyon Falls

    This is a beautiful Hike and great for all skill level. The biggest thing to know is that you have to Pay to park here, the Adventure pass is not valid. If you don't want to pay $10 to park you can walk up the canyon and park below in the residential area.

    Just Enter Monrovia Canyon Falls into your GPS and it will take you right to the destination.

    The Hike itself is well shaded, so this is a great hike for the Summer when it get really Hot. It is a popular trail, so come early. The Trail to the Falls is about 2.5 miles but there are a few other trails you can take inside the Canyon to up your miles.

    Good luck

    Valentina Kroqluv reviewed Murphy Ranch Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    I have done this Trail before but found other alternatives to the come in and out of it, hence a secondary review.

    A group of TrailDolls went on a journey to explore the remnants of the Murphy Ranch Trail.

    Something I didn't read in any of the reviews was how long you were going to be there. So give yourself a few hours to truly explore the compound.

    Google maps takes you right to the corner of Capri Drive and Casale Road.
    Parking is limited as this is a residential area. Park at the intersection on the right side.

    At Capri Drive and Casale Road, walk left (on Casale Rd) through the residential area until you get to a yellow gate. That's the trail head begins.

    By the Gate there is a wooden super step stair case, that takes you down to the stream where the water runs from Will Rogers State Park. I don't recommend this as it is dangerous, but it's an alternate adventure.

    Keeping hiking past the Yellow gate about a 1/4 mile and you'll see 2 white Graffiti'd post. If you down this hillside trail you can avoid the stairs altogether. This leads you up and down to the compound. Also for those that asked about the Yellow car wreck on the Hillside. It's over the cliff before you get to the Stairwell. So just keep walking on the side and look over the edge every now and then.

    Now once you get to the gate you'll see the entrance on the left this is where the 500+ stairwell. These Stairs are no joke. They are different sizes, some narrow, some normal, some slanted. So watch your footing. The view down these stairs is also spectacular and good for pics. This hike is also okay for regular sneakers. Not to many places here require traction.

    Now to get the the 3rd Stairwell. Walk past the gate about 5 minutes and you'll see a water tank. Those Stairs are about 300+ and they have a rail. So if you want less stairs up and down this is your alternative. Our like in our case, we did all Three routes, lol.

    It's Definitely a must see before they completely demolish the structures. Bring plenty of water. And on a side note. The trail itself is easy. But I felt like dying when coming Back up those stairs.

    Good Luck

    Valentina Kroqluv reviewed Heritage Park

    almost 2 years ago

    First let me Start by saying you must come here when it's Pouring rain. The more rain, the more amazed you will be.

    The Park itself is for a leisure mile loop, with a bunch of stairs to climb. They also have a small Dog playing area. You can see great Views of the Harbor on a nice day. My motivation was to get there when it rained and here is why, you must see the pictures to believe your eyes.

    On the side of the Park on the street view end, the Rain creates a majestic Waterfall the pours down the Canyon. the more rain, the bigger the Falls.

    Hope you have the chance to see it for yourself.

    Valentina Kroqluv reviewed Heart Rock Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Went with a Friend who had already been there.... So not sure if it's easy to locate.

    It's a great hike for beginners. It's about 2 miles, not too much incline, and shaded areas. The hike down the the waterfall is the hardest part. The trail to the left is easier then the trail on the right. The right is more like rock climbing down and the one on the left is just going down a hill.

    The Falls aren't big but really nice and of course the Heart Shaped Rock is the reason to go.

    Check Instagram post during the winter. There was still patches of snow on the trail. And a friend went last week and there was snow at the Falls.

    If the 2 mile hike isn't enough, go down the street and do the Lake Gregory loop for another 3 miles.

    Valentina Kroqluv reviewed Ortega Falls

    almost 2 years ago

    Ortega Falls

    We used GPS to get right to the dirt parking lot where the Trail head began. There are no signs, but as soon as you park and look over the cliff you can see the Waterfall.

    We originally planned on doing Ortega Falls and Tenaja Falls but the road past Ortega Falls was closed. We came from the 15 Fwy. Here are a few things you should know about the Hike....

    ~Adventure Pass is needed
    ~We clocked a 1.5 miles. We took the trail going towards the left. I have no idea if the one towards the right is easier.
    ~Wear long pants. My legs got scraped and bruised. You will be doing a lot of scrambling up and down the cliff. Almost as if you are rock climbing.

    I also wear a long sleeve and wore gloves because it was cold and foggy the morning we went. They both helped during the hike. My arms were getting scraped by branches coming down the Canyon. And the gloves helped climbing back up.

    Not a long hike and a really hard hike. But I had no idea what to expect. But it's a good little work out.

    Hope my review helps.

    Valentina Kroqluv saved Heritage Park

    almost 2 years ago

    Valentina Kroqluv saved Heart Rock Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Valentina Kroqluv saved Ortega Falls

    almost 2 years ago

    Valentina Kroqluv completed Heritage Park

    almost 2 years ago

    Valentina Kroqluv completed Heart Rock Trail

    almost 2 years ago