Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail Southern California  by David Money Harris

Day and Section Hikes: Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California Guide Book

by David Money Harris (Wilderness Press)
Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail Southern California  by David Money Harris
The 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail traverses the "high road" from Mexico to Canada through three states. In this Southern California guide, local David Money Harris describes 31 day hikes and overnight treks on the PCT near San Diego; in the San Jacinto, San Bernardino, and San Gabriel Mountains; and in the southern Sierra Nevada.

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Trails from the "Day and Section Hikes: Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 31.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 31.

North of Warner Springs, the Pacific Crest Trail follows Agua Caliente Creek up a lovely canyon lined with sycamores, cottonwoods, and oaks. Visitors will enjoy frolicking in the creek or spending the ...
Warner Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
This strenuous and spectacular loop samples many of the pleasures of the San Gabriel Mountains. Starting in the desert on the north side of the range, the trip climbs to the summit of Mt. Baden-Powell ...
Pearblossom, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23
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Antsell Rock is the most dramatic of the granite summits protruding from the Desert Divide south of Tahquitz Peak.
Idyllwild, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This trip is a big one, tracing a pair of delightful creeks down the length of the San Bernardino Mountains. Although it passes near some of Southern California’s biggest mountain resorts and through ...
Big Bear City, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 35
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Combs Peak is the high point of the Bucksnort Mountains, a remote minor range overlooking Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Warner Springs, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Cooper Canyon Falls is a lovely waterfall along the PCT in one of the most beautiful sections of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Glendale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Cougar Crest Trail is technically a hike to the PCT rather than a hike on the PCT, but it is a very popular, accessible trip enjoyed by numerous Big Bear visitors. The trail climbs lush forested slope ...
Big Bear City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Deep Creek Hot Springs is a legendary natural spring on the northern flank of the San Bernardino Mountains. The clothing-optional pools attract a colorful mixture of families, hikers, and hippies. The ...
Twin Peaks, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
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At 8,398 feet, Delamar Mountain is the highest point on the ridge between Big Bear Lake and Holcomb Valley. Its boulder-covered summit stands above the forest, providing panoramic views of the San Ber ...
Big Bear City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
The Desert Divide is a long ridge running south from San Jacinto that separates the Los Angeles Basin from the desert.
Idyllwild, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21
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Eagle Rock, perched on a hill overlooking Warner Springs Ranch, bears a stunning likeness to its namesake raptor. In April, the surrounding meadows explode with the color of wildflowers. A walk along ...
Warner Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
Garnet Peak is an easy introduction to the pleasures of Laguna Mountain National Recreation Area.
Julian, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Laced with a web of trails, Laguna Mountain National Recreation Area in Cleveland National Forest is a playground for San Diego–area outdoor lovers.
Julian, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
The Southern Sierra is remote, lonesome country spanning high desert and low mountains, with valleys covered in Joshua trees and peaks clad in pinyon pines.
Weldon, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
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This family-friendly hike follows the Kern River from Kennedy Meadows Campground to the bridge across the river. Kids will enjoy the opportunities to picnic, play near the river, or collect pine nuts ...
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
Liebre Mountain is named for Rancho La Liebre (“Rabbit Ranch”), an 1846 Mexican land grant in the area.
Gorman, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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In April, hundreds of hikers from around the world make their way to a simple wooden monument at the Mexican border to begin their epic trek northward on the PCT to Canada. Although only about half re ...
Campo, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20
Morena Butte is an attractive granite outcrop overlooking Lake Morena. This moderate hike follows the PCT from the lake to the flank of the mountain, and then takes a straightforward climber’s path to ...
Campo, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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Mount Baden-Powell, at 9,399 feet, is the second tallest mountain in the San Gabriel range after Baldy and its subsidiary summits.
Wrightwood, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
Mt. Jenkins (7,921 feet) is one of the most accessible and enjoyable peaks along the Pacific Crest Trail in the southern Sierra Nevada.
Onyx, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
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