Trails to Trudge: Fox Canyon Trail, Ojai

Fox Canyon Trail Length: 2.8 miles Terrain: hard packed dirt trail with a steady incline; moderate difficulty Payoff: beautiful views of the city of Ojai Fox Canyon Trail is a very straightforward, moderately difficult trail to trudge.  I was visiting one of my best friends in the city of Ojai and he mentioned hiking in the Valley View … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Fox Canyon Trail, Ojai

Trails to Trudge: Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere length: 9 miles, out and back terrain: well-maintained trail, multiple river crossings and a rocky landscape. payoff: fun, challenging trail that ends with a unique bridge in the middle of nowhere Bridge to Nowhere is one of the more interesting hikes you can do in Southern California.  It offers multiple types of terrain as … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Bridge to Nowhere

Trails to Trudge: Morro Bay State Park

      Morro Bay State Park is one of the most popular campgrounds in an area that is filled with them.  Out of all the times I'd passed through this area, I had never been to Morro Bay State Park. I immediately realized this was a mistake upon entering the park.  Nestled right on … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Morro Bay State Park

Trails to Trudge: Montana De Oro State Park, the Sequel

Bluff Trail: length: 4.6 miles terrain: very easy, wide open trail; well maintained, easy to walk on and level footing payoff: unbelievable ocean views and lush flora all over the trail The Bluff trail is one of the easiest and most beautiful trails I've ever been on.  It's a smooth walk along a mixture of … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Montana De Oro State Park, the Sequel

Trails to Trudge: Morro Strand State Beach

Disclaimer: less of a "traditional Trails to Trudge, this post is more about the experience at Morro Strand as a campsite and a beach. Morro Strand State Beach terrain: sand dunes as far as the eye can see leading up to the ocean payoff: campsites right on the beach, calm ocean vibes "After a quick … Continue reading Trails to Trudge: Morro Strand State Beach