Index of all webpages on this site
This page lists all areas for which we have pictures and information by geographic area, linking to another page for details of each place listed including hiking trail descriptions, photos, maps, directions.  Lists other activities such as camping, mountain biking, or scenic place just to enjoy the outdoors.  List of places found on this page:

   Orange County Foothills & Cleveland National Forest:
       Interpretive group hikes, some suitable for all ages
       Hiking, mountain biking, picnics, horse trails, dogs ok (leashed)
       
      Holy Jim Falls
       Hiking, Mountain Biking, dogs ok (leashed)
         -- Photos of Trail to Main Divide & Saddleback Mountain
     
      O'Neill Regional Park
      Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Camping (some sites with horses)

      Peters Canyon   
      Hiking, Mountain Biking, Lakeside Picnic Tables, Horse Trails (bring your own horse, includes
      horse trailer parking), dogs ok (leashed)   

      Black Star Canyon
      Hiking, Mountain Biking, Scenic Drive (before locked gate), dogs ok

      Orange County Snow pictures
      December 2008 lower than usual snowfall covers Saddleback
      Mountains with at least 1' of snow
      
   Guided access only, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian use in part of the historic Irvine Ranch land
   4 mile scenic drive until locked gate at point Silverado Canyon Road turns into Maple Springs Road
   3 easy interpretive nature trails, interpretive center, a trail into the backcounty
  
   Coastal Areas & Beaches:
   Several miles of trails, walk on your own or join a group activity.  Interpretive and education programs
   available.  No dogs.
    --Plants of Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Page 1 (photos of native California Plants found at Bolsa Chica)
    --Plants of Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Page 2
    --Plants of Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Page 3

   Bolsa Chica State Beach   

   San Onofre State Beach
   Photos and list of all areas of San Onofre State Beach (following below)
    -- San Mateo Campground/Trestles Beach (San Onofre State Beach)
    Hiking, mountain biking/bike riding, beach/surf, camping.  Dogs in campground only, leashed.
    -- Trestles Beach & Lagoon, 5/31/08 photos
    -- Photos of Panhe Trail, the path from San Mateo Campground to Trestles on 1/26/08.  This page includes a partial
        list of 
endangered species found in this area.
    -- San Onofre Trails information and pictures of the backcountry trails
    -- San Onofre Wildlife includes a full list of the 11 endangered species found at San Onofre along with
        links to photos and facts
    San Onofre Bluffs, San Onofre State Beach
    Day use, camping, beach access trails, beautiful ocean views.

   San Clemente State Beach photos taken August 2008.  Includes bluff views, day use areas and campgrounds.

   Los Cerritos Wetlands, Gum Grove Park & Heron Pointe Cultural Education Center
   Proposed wetlands restoration, Gum Grove Natural Park in Seal Beach (dogs ok) and Heron Pointe Cultural
   Education Center.  Information, links & photos.
   Main page for PV, linking to these places: 
          Hiking, mountain biking, bluff top picnic area, beach & tidepools, spring wildflowers.
       -- Forrestal Reserve
           Ocean view hillside trails, views of Sacred Cove & Abalone Cove below
       -- George F Canyon Preserve
           Creekside nature trail, riparian & coastal sage scrub habitats
       -- Ocean Trails Ecological Reserve
           Ocean bluff view trails, bluff scrub & coastal scrub habitat, tidepools
       -- Portuguese Bend Reserve
           Ocean view hillside trails, views of Sacred Cove & Abalone Cove below
       -- Terranea Discovery Trails
           Ocean front trails with beach access, tidepools, sea caves
       -- White Point Nature Preserve
           Hiking trails, nature center, includes 1/2 mile handicapped accessible trail.
       -- Point Vicente
           Walking, ocean bluff views, Lighthouse, historical museum & California native plant gardens

   Laguna Canyon Area
   Main page for the Laguna Canyon Area or Laguna Greenbelt linking to these pages:
      -- Woods End Wilderness Preserve

Angeles National Forest & Other Los Angeles County Areas
   Hiking, picnic areas at parking lot, dogs ok (leashed)
   Hiking, good scenic drive, miles of spring wildflowers.  Several lakes and a number of campgrounds.
      -- Gorman Wildflowers 3/30/08 photo gallery
      -- Old Ridge Route
      -- Hungry Valley SRVA, Stipia Trail & Powerline Road 4-13-08 wildflower tour pics

   Malibu Canyon
      -- Malibu Creek State Park photos
          -- Malibu Creek
          -- Grasslands Trail
          -- Rock Pool

   Malibu Lagoon State Beach

   Topanga Canyon State Park
      -- Trippet Ranch, Santa Ynez Trail, 8/8/08 hike, photos of Trippet Ranch area and Santa Ynez Trail.

   Solstice Canyon Park, 3/5/2010 hike to the waterfall

   Corral Canyon Park & Sara Wan Trailhead, creekside trail with ocean views & seasonal trail to the beach

   Point Mugu State Park
     -- La Jolla Canyon Trail & Waterfall

   Powder Canyon (part of the Puente Hills Preserve)

   Wildwood Park & Paradise Falls (Thousand Oaks CA)

Channel Islands National Park
   Anacapa Island
   Santa Cruz Island
    Santa Barbara Island


Santa Barbara County
   Carpinteria Salt Marsh
    Carpinteria State Beach
    Gaviota Coast
   El Capitan State Beach
   Refugio State Beach
    Gaviota State Park, Beach & Beach to Backcountry Trail
   Gaviota State Park Hot Springs
   Mesa Creek, Douglas Family Preserve & Arroyo Burro County

Ventura County
   McGrath State Beach
     -- McGrath State Beach Trails (virtual tour of McGrath's 9 ecosystems)
     -- Save McGrath State Beach
   Santa Clara Rivermouth Beach
   Channel Coast State Parks
   Ormond Beach and Ormond Wetlands
   San Buenaventura State Beach

Kern & Tulare Counties:
  
Trail of 100 Giants -- Sequoia National Monument
   Lake Isabella

San Diego County
   Torrey Pines State Reserve
       -- Beach Trail (to Yucca Point)
       -- Yucca Point Trail
       -- Razor Point Trail
       -- High Point Overlook Trail
       -- Guy Fleming Trail
   San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

California Beach Photos
    Our collection of scenic beach pictures 

Wildflowers
Places to view wildflowers in Southern California, photos of past wildflower seasons

Sponsored Hikes
Sponsored Hikes
   Hikes, nature walks and other events
   Great way to explore someplace new or learn about native plants, wildlife or history of an area.  Links to
   other websites calendars of events or event info.
   General guidelines and safety, forest service contact information.
   A list of preserves and restoration projects in the Los Angeles & Orange County areas.
  
   Convenient links to email letter writing campaigns to help preserve and protect our natural California open spaces. 
    Ask Cities to Help Keep Our Watersheds and Ocean Clean

My Ocean Friendly Garden -- California Native Plant Garden (with how to instructions)
  -- My Front Yard
   A list of "webmaster's" favorite links to other websites, including historical facts, wildlife, trail info,
   and environmental organizations.
   My contact information and who I am and what I am about.  Comments, questions, links to other related sites or
   information you would like on caopenspace?  Send an email, I would be happy to hear from you!



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