Plan Your Next Chantry Flat Hike the 3rd Saturday of the Month for Mouth-Watering Chuck Wagon Style Pulled Pork

Chantry Flat Pulled Pork

Chantry Flat Recreation Area, in Big Santa Anita Canyon, near Arcadia, California and Sierra Madre, California, in the Angeles National Forest is one of our favorite spots to hike. It’s simply gorgeous. A crossroads to some of the most beautiful trails in Southern California. And every good hike, of course, should end with good food. Historic Adams’ Pack Station offers excellent rugged food in a beautiful mountain setting, the perfect spot to enjoy a post-hike weekend afternoon. [Read more…]

Hiking Skull Rock & Jumbo Rocks Loop In Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park, Skull Rock

Skull Rock and Jumbo Rocks are two more highly popular scenic attractions in Joshua Tree National Park. This super short 1.7 mile hike (2 miles if you wander through the campground like we did), is another must-do hike for anyone wanting to soak in the majesty of Joshua Tree. It’s easily reachable from the park’s northern Loop Road, and is engaging enough even for young kids — particularly with all the cool rocks to climb. [Read more…]

Ryan Ranch Trail: An Easy Historic Joshua Tree Hike

Joshua Tree National Park, Ryan Ranch

This little one mile trail is flat and easy enough for people who physically can’t do much hiking. And it’s short enough, with some cool old artifacts at the end, to keep the attention of even the youngest hikers. The views are beautiful, and the destination provides some of the only abandoned structures in the park through which visitors can walk. [Read more…]