Hi, my name is James. I like to hike and explore cool places. As the Lazy Ass Hiking name implies, this site is all about exploring the Outdoor Nation and other cool places at a nature loving slow poke pace. That’s how I approach the hike and travel reports featured here. It’s not about being out of shape or doing just the easy hikes. It’s about having fun and enjoying yourself. For more info on our style of hiking, check out the About Page. But for now, let’s get right into the hikes and places of interest.

Gale Mountain Tower Hike

Gale Mountain Tower Hike

It was Taco Tuesday and my friend Margaret invited me and a couple other friends to go hike with her on her new favorite little hike to the Gale Mountain Tower. Still feeling the kinks from my Saturday hike to Tahquitz Peak in the San Jacinto area, I accepted the... read more
Fish Canyon Falls Hike

Fish Canyon Falls Hike

Fish Canyon Falls Hike Description Fish Canyon Falls was generally regarded as the most beautiful waterfall in the Angeles National Forest. It was a pleasant 4 mile jewel of a hike with only 600 feet of elevation gain, superb views and an interesting trail that hugged... read more
Fish Canyon Access Trail

Fish Canyon Access Trail

Introduction I wouldn’t normally write a hike report for an access trail since we’re mainly interested in actual hiking trails. But the relatively new Fish Canyon Access Trail is an exception. For one, it was a big deal when the City of Azusa and Vulcan... read more
Bridge To Nowhere Hike

Bridge To Nowhere Hike

Hike Description The Bridge To Nowhere is one of those iconic type of hikes that you just have to do if you live in Southern California and like to hike. In fact, it’s such a notorious hike involving several river crossings, real gold miners, a ghostly... read more
Euclid Avenue Bridle Path

Euclid Avenue Bridle Path

The Euclid Avenue Bridle Trail in Upland is a straightforward 6 mile round trip walk from Foothill Blvd to 24th St, with a modest 569 foot elevation gain. There is nothing fancy about this walk, its entirely located on the center median of Euclid Ave from... read more
Point Dume Malibu Hike Report

Point Dume Malibu Hike Report

I was up in the Malibu area visiting friends with fellow Lazy Ass recon hiker, Kim. While having lunch at the Malibu Cafe, our friend MJ told us about these beautiful hiking trails at Point Dume along the coast. She had previously led us on a nice urban hike at... read more
Grays Peak Big Bear Hike

Grays Peak Big Bear Hike

Grays Peak Hike Summary The hike to the forested 7952-foot Grays Peak is a fairly pleasant moderate level hike on a well graded trail through stands of Jeffrey pine, black oak, and white fir, mostly on a single track trail and partly on a smooth fire road. The peak... read more
Yosemite National Park Olmsted Point

Yosemite National Park Olmsted Point

Olmsted Point is a turnout viewing area located in Yosemite National Park, off of the Tioga Road which offers a view into Tenaya Canyon and the northern side of Half Dome. We stopped there for a brief visit after our impromptu and extended hike of May Lake, also in... read more
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