Barry Creek Trail

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The Barry Creek Trail is a trail located in California. The trail was originally used for cattle drives in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Activities

Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Day Hiking

Fire Information California Campfire Permit Required
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Moderate

OHV Trail Riding

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Stats

  • Trail Measurement:
  • Compass Latitude: 401353N
  • Compass Longitude: 1231537W
  • Numeric Latitude: 40.2312591
  • Numeric Longitude: -123.2603005
  • Elevation in Meters: 1212
  • Elevation in Feet: 3976

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Cutca Trail

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In the Agua Tibia Wilderness; best time of year Spring to Fall. The first .5 mile is downhill through switchbacks. The trail then climbs back out of the small valley following the bottom of a small drainage. The trail continues west across a number of meadows and then climbs again into the Cutca Valley. After wandering north down the valley for about .5 mile, the trail turns west again and climbs into the SE corner of the Agua Tibia Wilderness. The trail climbs up the bottom of a drainage for about 1 mile and then starts a steep climb up a ridge toward Eagle Crag. The climb ends at the 4730′ elevation and begins a contour west across the face of the peak to a ridge which runs northwest. The trail then descends this ridge to Crosley Saddle and its terminus with the Wildhorse Peak and Palomar-Magee Trails. The trail traverses a wide variety of landscapes including chaparral, oak woodlands, big cone douglas fir, and coulter pine stands. Animals include lizards, snakes, deer, mountain lions and much in between. Water sources are scarce. The meadow areas provide good camping

Directions: From the LA Basin take I-15 south to Highway 79 near Temecula. Take Hwy 79 south toward Warner Springs. About .25 mile past the junction with Highway 371 take Forest road 8S05 west (on right). This is the same turnoff used to reach Rancho California RV Resort. At about 5 miles the trailhead sign will be found on the right side of the road. Parking is in the wide area along the road. (Vehicles must display a Forest Adventure Pass.) From San Diego take I-15 north to Highway 79 near Temecula.

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 10.4 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 332339N
  • Compass Longitude: 1165150W
  • Numeric Latitude: 33.3941998
  • Numeric Longitude: -116.8639128
  • Elevation in Meters: 1030
  • Elevation in Feet: 3379

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Mount Lowe Railroad Trail

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The Mount Lowe Railroad Trail is a trail located in California.

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  • Trail Measurement: 5.8 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 34°13'17.4"N
  • Compass Longitude: 118°06'33.7"W
  • Numeric Latitude: 34.2215069
  • Numeric Longitude: -118.1093574
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Pomponio Trail

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The Pomponio Trail is a trail located in California.

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 5.3 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 371525N
  • Compass Longitude: 1221339W
  • Numeric Latitude: 37.2568877
  • Numeric Longitude: -122.2274669
  • Elevation in Meters: 154
  • Elevation in Feet: 505

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Sky High Trail

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This trail is 3.7 miles long and runs from the junction with the San Bernardino Peak Trail and San Gorgonio Mountain Trail to the junction with the North Fork Meadows (Big Tree) Trail and Fish Creek Trail.

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 3.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 394420N
  • Compass Longitude: 1211700W
  • Numeric Latitude: 39.7387752
  • Numeric Longitude: -121.2832957
  • Elevation in Meters: 1097
  • Elevation in Feet: 3599

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Ventura River Trail

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The Ventura River Parkway Trail was built on a historic railroad spur (CA_VEN-1109H) constructed by the Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad in 1898 and acquired by Southern Pacific in 1899. The trail, that runs along the easterly bank of the river, was designated aNational Recreation Trail in 2014. The “Ventura River Trail” part of the trail (completed in 1999) extends from the coast to Foster Park, and the “Ojai Valley Trail” part (completed in 1987) extends from Foster Park into the City of Ojai. The 15.8-mile trail (25.4 km), which runs along an abandoned Southern Pacific Railway right-of-way, is very popular with bicyclists, as well as walkers and horseback riders (on the Ojai Valley Trail segment). The vision of a “Ventura River Parkway,”a network of trails, vista points, and natural areas along the river that builds upon the existing trail, is being actively pursued by a coalition of stakeholders.

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  • Trail Measurement: 6.3 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 34°17'00.3"N
  • Compass Longitude: 119°18'13.5"W
  • Numeric Latitude: 34.2834094
  • Numeric Longitude: -119.303741
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Beacroft Trail

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The Beacroft trail is 2.36 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 88-036 off of Foresthill Divide and ends at the American River Trail. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking.

General Information

Directions:

Trail Access – From Interstate 80, take the Foresthill exit to Foresthill Road and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue 21 miles on Foresthill Road and turn left.  The trailhead is up the rocky road.
General Notes:

Trail description: This is a very steep and difficult trail, which involves numerous switchbacks. As you start down the trail, you will cross the Iowa Hill ditch. Further on you will see clusters of ferns beside the small streams.  At the bottom of the trail at the river, you may continue upstream toward Sailor Flat, or downstream towards Mumford Bar on the American River Trail.  Good fishing is available at times and limited camping is available along the trail. Campfire permits are required for campfires, backpacking stoves, BBQs and lanterns

Elevation: 5463 to 2870 feet

Difficulty: Most Difficult

NOTE: Water is often not available along the route.  Only water from developed systems at recreation sites is maintained safe to drink.  Open water sources are easily contaminated by human or animal waste.  Water from springs, lakes, ponds, and streams should be properly treated before drinking.  You may wish to carry water with you.  Another method of treatment is to use a backpacker’s water filter.  However, the best way is to bring to water to a full boil for 5 minutes.

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  • Trail Measurement: 2.36 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 391211N
  • Compass Longitude: 1203417W
  • Numeric Latitude: 39.2029581
  • Numeric Longitude: -120.5713175
  • Elevation in Meters: 1405
  • Elevation in Feet: 4610

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Dan East Trail

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This trail is the most northern trail into Pilot Creek. It heads almost directly west from the top of South Fork Mountain, dropping down and crossing Pilot Creek. The primary purpose of the trail was for stock and as a short cut from South Fork Mountain to Pilot Ridge.

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 3.2 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 403836N
  • Compass Longitude: 1233551W
  • Numeric Latitude: 40.6431952
  • Numeric Longitude: -123.5975414
  • Elevation in Meters: 1406
  • Elevation in Feet: 4613

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Mount Wilson Trail

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The Mount Wilson Trail is a trail located in California. It is also known as the Mount Wilson Toll Road.

In 1891 Prof. Thaddeus S. C. Lowe incorporated the Pasadena & Mount Wilson Railroad with the plan of building a scenic mountain railroad to the summit of Mt. Wilson. At the same time land and easement disputes between camp owners Steils and Strain were going on over the public and private use of the Mount Wilson Trail. The courts ruled that the trail was a public thoroughfare and that any blockading would be illegal. At the foot of the mountain, a local contractor Thomas Banbury built a 10-mile (15 km) roadway to be named “The New Mount Wilson Trail,” aka “The Mount Wilson Toll Road.” Passage fare was 25¢ round trip for hikers and 50¢ for horseback.

The Mount Wilson Toll Road (1891–1936) is a historic roadway which ascended Mount Wilson via a vehicular passable road from the base of the foothills in Altadena. It was accessible fromPasadena via Santa Anita Avenue (nowadays the north-south portion of Altadena Drive) which drove right to the front porch of the toll house. The road is still accessible to non-motorized traffic (hikers, bicyclists, and horses) by way of Eaton Canyon (either from the Nature Center entrance, or an access gate on Pinecrest Drive, just off Altadena Drive in Altadena). Segments of it have been closed at various times due to landslides. A 2005 landslide destroyed 50 yards of the road, but it has since been rebuilt and reopened.

Mount Wilson had always been active with human passage starting from the days of the local Native Americans. It was Benjamin Davis Wilson who established a proper trail to the summit of Mt. Wilson from Sierra Madre through the Little Santa Anita Canyon.

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 13.6 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 341154N
  • Compass Longitude: 1180315W
  • Numeric Latitude: 34.1983381
  • Numeric Longitude: -118.0542346
  • Elevation in Meters: 900
  • Elevation in Feet: 2953

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Pony Express Trail

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National Historic Trail
CA,CO,KS,MO,NE,NV,UT,WY

Long Distance Communication

It is hard to believe that young men once rode horses to carry mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of only 10 days. This relay system along the Pony Express National Historic Trail in eight states was the most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph.

Welcome to the Pony Express National Historic Trail! Follow in the footsteps of thousands of emigrants along this 2,000 mile route. Trip planning along the trail can be challenging given the vast number of land jurisdictions the trail passes through. We recommend contacting the nearest visitors and convention bureauto where you plan to visit for each day you are traveling along the trail or contact the individual sites or parks directly. Our Auto Tour Route guides provide detailed information to help you plan your visit.

Use these resources to plan your visit to the Pony Express National Historic Trail. Go to PLACES TO GO for an interactive map with trail sites and a list of sites by state. Go to the PUBLICATIONS page to view a variety of helpful guides to plan your visit. Go to the LINKS & RESOURCES page for tourism bureaus and partner information. Find out where you can get your PASSPORT book stamped.

 

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  • Trail Measurement: 2,200 Miles and 223 Miles in California
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