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  1. The Best Backcountry Camping Destinations in Death Valley National Park

    Home to 3.4 million acres and 91% designated wilderness, Death Valley National Park is an isolated land of sparkling salt flats, winding canyons, shifting sand dunes, and incredible backpacking opportunities.

  2. Cactus to Clouds: The Hardest Hike in America?

    The Cactus to Clouds hike, starting in Palm Springs, Calif., is 20 miles, features 10,600 feet of elevation gain, and temperature extremes on both ends, making it one of the toughest day hikes in the country.

  3. Exploring the Sand to Snow National Monument

    The Sand to Snow National Monument, which was created in early 2016, preserves an amazingly diverse natural environment that is ripe for exploration.

  4. The Desert Adventure Bucket List: 9 Challenges in the 9 Cities of Greater Palm Springs

    Enjoy the rugged landscapes and desert vistas at these nine trails, oases, and preserves to explore surrounding Palm Springs, Calif.

  5. The Best Oasis Hikes in Greater Palm Springs

    Explore these green oases amid the desert landscape with these inspiring hikes in the Palm Springs area.

  6. How to Have an Unforgettable Multi-Sport Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

    Take advantage of the amazing outdoor opportunities in Greater Palm Springs, with hiking, cycling, and climbing all readily available in a unique desert environment.

  7. Is Inyo County the Greatest Place in California for Adventure?

    Home to the highest point in the contiguous United States, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, and the oldest living tree in the world, Inyo County is a land of extremes (and extreme adventure).

  8. Three Days of Adventure in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles

    Have an adventurous weekend at Hermosa, Manhattan, and Redondo beaches in L.A.

  9. 8 Great Camping Sites Near Los Angeles

    If you're looking for a convenient weekend getaway in LA, check out our favorite camping spots inside LA County.

  10. Drop into the Top: Five Skateparks in Los Angeles

    Skateparks in Los Angeles that anyone even remotely interested in skateboarding should check out...even if only to watch

  11. 7 of the Best Mountain Bike Trails in L.A.

    The City of Angels is home to nearly 4 million people, it’s also central to plenty of green space. With all those parks and trails, it’s no surprise that there’s a ton of phenomenal mountain biking near downtown L.A.

  12. 10 Best Hikes in Southern California's Sun Valley

    A hike in Sun Valley will transport you far away from the noise and pollution of LA. Here's a sampling of some of the best trails in the area.

  13. The Best Trail to Tavern Pairings in Los Angeles

    With endless amounts of wilderness and watering holes, here's your guide to some of the best trail to tavern pairings in Los Angeles and beyond.

  14. Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Weekender's Guide to Outdoor Adventure around Los Angeles

    From surfing at Venice beach to exploring the Santa Monica Mountains to the west, here's how Chaco spends a weekend in Los Angeles.