Calling all of Southern California’s hikers, mountain bikers, and mountain-climber-likers. Mt. Pinos Campground is where it’s at! The scenery is spectacular, the campground is sweet (bring water), and Mount Pinos itself is national park-caliber recreation. Time to flee the city!
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Ride along the beautiful Santa Barbara coast, the central Monterey coast, or anywhere you want in this huge forest. The recomme...Read more
You can fish in the rivers and streams located throughout the forest, and fish in the ocean on the Monterey coast at Sand Dolla...Read more
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The Saint Lucia Mountains have been taken by horseback many a’ times, and the time you visit should be no exception. To truly f...Read more
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Whether you are an avid birdwatcher (California Condor...check), or just enjoy seeing what the wilderness has to offer, Los Pad...Read more
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Fantastic forest spot a little over an hour from LA. It’s a staple for us being so close. We’ve probably camped here 20 times over the last decade so that speaks for itself. Has pit toilets and fire ring. (Although in the recent years it can be hit or miss with fire regulations) if you’re looking for a good woodsy feel, crisp piney air, and quiet this is the spot! We’ve never had an issue finding a spot in the mountain. Either at this campground or the other ones further down or up the mountain. I highly recommend snow camping here too! Not for everyone but I find it really fun! And make sure to stop at Mike’s pizza to grab a za before heading up Mt. Pinos. It’s become our tradition to have hot pizza while setting up for camp!