Sometimes a good hike is perfect when I'm recovering from an injury, or have friends and family with me that don't trail run, or when I just want a more relaxed pace. These hikes are some of my favorites.

San Gorgonio

As the tallest mountain in Southern CA, San Gorgonio is definitely a peak bagging must. There's a ton of fantastic single track, including some lesser known routes that can avoid the crowds.

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San Jacinto

The second highest of the Big 3 peaks, San Jacinto has some of the best forest single track in SoCal. And there are several routes to the top other than C2C that still don't involve taking the tram.

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Mt. Baldy

Easiest to get to of the Big 3, Mt. Baldy is a fun one. The front side can get extremely crowded, but still has some excellent single track. The backside though has one of my favorite trails in SoCal.

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San Gabriels

Aside from Mt. Baldy, there are a lot of other great peaks in the San Gabriel range including Mount Baden-Powell, Iron Mountain, and Mt. Wilson.

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Santa Anas

Not quite like the Big 3 mountains, but there's still some great trails closer to home in the Santa Ana mountain range.

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Santa Monicas

The Santa Monica mountains are home to some of my favorite low mountain trails. They're no longer my daily stomping grounds for trail runs, but I still get back occasionally for some fun hikes.

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San Diego

A little further South, there are some great low mountain trails in the San Diego area, including Cuyamaca Rancho and Palomar Mtn State Parks.

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