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Cliffs near Tahquitz Peak Lookout Tower



We are lucky that we live in a land of abundant natural resources. We live in Southern California (greater Los Angeles area). My wife and I enjoy hiking in the local mountains. There are so many beautiful trails to take ...

We are sharing with you some of our hiking experiences, both here and abroad. Over time, the listing will expand. The trails on this page are day hikes and climbs - all can be completed in one day. Some are easy, while others may be moderate or stenuous. Each hike listed will include a video tour of the hike. This is meant to provide you with a true sense of the experience. We have also included the .GPX files for each. This will allow you to import it into your favorite hiking GPS app and have access to the exact route map that we used. **Note: You may have to right-click the .GPX files to save them to your hard drive.

We have included sections (that will expand over time) for each of the main locations for the trailheads. It is our hope that you might come to love the experience of hiking the great trails of the world, as much as we do.

Happy Trails to you and yours!!


Idyllwild, California

Black Mountain Trail (to Lookout Tower) - VIDEO - GPX File
7.6 miles - 2,697 ft. elevation gain

Devil's Slide (to cliffs near Lookout Tower) - VIDEO - GPX File
8 miles - 2,352 ft. elevation gain

Devil's Slide (to PCT Junction to Strawberry Creek Junction to Suicide Rock Junction) Loop - VIDEO - GPX File
11.2 miles - 3,412 ft. elevation gain

Devil's Slide (to Saddle Junction to Tahquitz Lookout to PCT to Skunk Cabbage) - VIDEO - GPX File
10.3 miles - 2,762 ft. elevation gain

Devil's Slide (to Saddle Junction to Tahquitz Lookout to South Ridge to Ernie Maxwell) Loop Hike - VIDEO - GPX File
12 miles - 3,438 ft. elevation gain

Devil's Slide (to Willow Creek Trail to Palm Spring Tram) - VIDEO - GPX File
15.9 miles - 4,094 ft. elevation gain

Ernie Maxwell Trail - VIDEO - GPX File
5.6 miles - 1,299 ft. elevation gain

Home to Suicide Rock to PCT to Devils Slide Loop - VIDEO - GPX File
13.9 miles - 4,042 ft. elevation gain

Home to Suicide Rock (Climbing Around) - VIDEO - GPX File
5.2 miles - 2,001 ft. elevation gain

Mt. San Jacinto Peak - VIDEO - GPX File
15.6 miles - 4,475 ft. elevation gain

Pride Rock (Idyllwild) - VIDEO - GPX File
11.2 miles - 2,959 ft. elevation gain

South Ridge Trail - VIDEO - GPX File
8.3 miles - 3,107 ft. elevation gain

Suicide Rock Family Climb - VIDEO - GPX File
4.9 miles - 1,972 ft. elevation gain

Tahquitz Rock Hike/Climb - VIDEO - GPX File
6.4 miles - 2,697 ft. elevation gain

Angeles National Forest, California

Cucamonga Peak Trail - VIDEO - GPX File
12.6 miles - 4,577 ft. elevation gain

Mt. Baldy via Baldy Bowl Trail - VIDEO - GPX File
10.5 miles - 4,167 ft. elevation gain

Mt. Wilson Trail via Sierra Madre - VIDEO - GPX File
14.1 miles - 5,161 ft. elevation gain

Jones Peak Loop trail via Sierra Madre - VIDEO - GPX File
8.1 miles - 2,818 ft. elevation gain

Taiwan Trails

Yu Shan Peak (Jade Mountain Peak) - VIDEO - GPX File
9.0 miles - 6,501 ft. elevation gain



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