Explore the most popular Nature Trips trails in California with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
muddy
17 hours ago

Super fun with a great variety of vegetation.

This is exactly what you'd expect from the most popular attraction in park--accessible and nice but not overwhelming.

Dynamic hike with some lizard and toad spotting. Shade for second half of the trip.

Fun exploring. Avoid windy days.

The Canyon did offer some shade during our trip in March. The turnoff was not well marked, so keep your eyes peeled.

hiking
17 hours ago

Love this beautiful hike! Although the Thomas fire did cause some damage, there are signs of regrowth everywhere. With the recebt rains the creek and waterfall have a good flow of water. Parking can be scarce since you have to park outside the camp area, unless you want to pay the $10 day use fee and that's if there are spaces available. Overall, this is an awesome hike that the whole family can easily enjoy!

fun family hike!

Such an interesting trail. Really a great hike.

Easy hike with absolutely gorgeous views. Unlike pincushion, this trail has more mountainy, rocks, trees, grass for views. There’s also a tiny little waterfall you pass! Really beautiful. Recommended.

We came here after some of the hard rain's, and part of the smaller trails closer to the Creek were washed out. That forced us to walk on the larger trails which were very rocky. Other than the rocks I would give this a 5 star rating. It is very very beautiful, very lush this Season and the waterfall was fantastic.

on Painted Rock Trail

19 hours ago

It's closed til July 16, 2019 due to bird nesting.

loved this trail. easy and beautiful

hiking
no shade
over grown
20 hours ago

Overgrown weeds in some part of the trail. Some people were up there for wildflowers, crowded from the entrance on Sapphire road all the way to ranger station.

hiking
no shade
20 hours ago

Wildflowers are out and about! Nice trial, with enough uphill to make you feel like you earned the views, but not too strenuous. Very popular, lots of people, kids, and dogs but everyone was respectful (besides some trash and dog poop). Parking is a pain, so either get there early or go to the overflow lot (keep going straight past the main entrance and you should find it). ALSO, don't use the "directions" option straight from the app, it will take you to the wrong place. Type in Solstice Canyon Loop Trailhead into Google maps instead. As of today (3/26) the wildflowers were fantastic! Lots of variety: lupin, a few poppies, indian paint brush, flox, blue dicks, mariposa lilies (lovely!), vetch, popcorn flower, and many others I couldn't identify. and TONS and TONS of mustard. It can't all be natives, I guess.
Also, the extra offshoot off the loop that's part of the trail on the map isn't very necessary. It takes you to one more chimney ruin, but don't feel like you will miss anything if you skip it.

Beautiful scenery, wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Should have brought crampons but hiking poles worked well enough.

Outside of the trail being closed it was one of the most beautiful gifts from God I’ve seen! We had a great day and took pics as close as we could get!

Continue to Mustard Canyon road if your car has clearance. Much better experience

on Bommer Canyon Trail

hiking
no shade
21 hours ago

Great for trail running. There’s no shade, so come prepare. Also, the trail is well marked.

hiking
muddy
21 hours ago

hiking
21 hours ago

We hiked it this morning and really enjoy this area. You have to drive for a while on Hwy 2 to get here. We started from the Eaton Saddle trailhead and you hike for about .5 miles before reaching the 1st junction...it is cool going through the tunnel. At the 1st junction you go right and then at 1.1 miles you make another right...if you go to the left it takes you to Mount Disappointment which I suggest since it doesn’t add much time. Great views and not too difficult.

Beautiful today a little muddy but nothing that would stop a person.

The trail is well maintained and wasn't too muddy to walk today after the rain we had overnight. Parts of the trail are rised boardwalks. There were a number of different birds and ducks to watch and enjoy.

hiking
22 hours ago

Great peak trail. Pretty uphill but the views are worth it, so bring lots of water. Parked is $8 all day at the trail head and there is a picnic bench at the top to enjoy some lunch with such a nice view

The trail was great. The weather was awesome, deer was out. Dogs were off leash. Wasn’t too packed. We hiked approximately 5 miles.

This trail is very nice, there is a real waterfall with a lot of water. It’s really beautiful. We saw young people toboggan in the waterfall.
Be careful because the road to reach the parking is half paved and the rest is dirt (6 miles).

hiking
snow
washed out
22 hours ago

It was overall a great hike. Got a little technical with washouts but still an amazing hike

bugs
rocky
22 hours ago

lotta bugs like tics and ants but the trail was really pretty. plus we find a lil side trail where we were able to find our way to the river in a private spot off trail

We began our hike to Mt Hollywood at the Charlie Turner Trailhead, near the Observatory in Griffith Park. There are many connecting trails in this area. We went through the Berlin Forest and headed toward the viewpoint for the Hollywood sign first. We hiked in the evening for the sunset. We then backtracked and hiked up past Dante’s View and up to Mt Hollywood. The views are stupendous! The trails are busy and dusty, but the were wildflowers and many many butterflies. The views alone make hiking in this area a pleasure.

Made several trips here already. Worth it on foot, and I can’t wait to do it again on a mountain bike. So much to see.

We had an absolute blast tackling the Bridge to Nowhere hike today! My only warning would be that the water is extremely strong right now. I am a 245lb man, and had difficulty navigating the water crossings with how strong the current is. Even had to carry my girlfriend across one of them. My brother and fiance brought their doggo on this hike, and she had a blast all the way up to the Bridge, but we did have to carry her across the water crossings.

Lastly, it is not just a 9 mile in and out. We recorded this hike today using AllTrails, and it recorded it as nearly 13 miles (starting and ending in the parking lot). We started at 11 and nearly ran out of daylight with the incorrect distance

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