Southern California Nature December 12, 2017
7 Wonders Of The World That Are Actually Right Here In Southern California
You’re already familiar with the seven wonders of the world, but did you know right here in Southern California we have our very own seven wonders that are worthy of their very own list? Take a look at SoCal’s seven wonders that are right in our backyard. Have you had the chance to see any of these in person?
1. Vasquez Rocks -- 10700 West Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, CA.
The Vasquez Rocks, located in the town of Agua Dulce which translates to "sweet water" in Spanish, are stunning rock formations that have been part of Southern California's landscape for over 25 million years. You can see this magnificent wonder for yourself and climb along these rocks when you head to this historic area that's quite the sight to see. You can find more information about the Vasquez Rocks right over
2. La Jolla Sea Caves
La Jolla is home to seven magnificent sea caves that are truly wondrous at every angle. These natural wonders can be explored by kayak on a guided tour. There's one cave, the Sunny Jim cave, that can be explored on foot as it's a land-based sea cave. For more information about the La Jolla Sea Caves head over
3. Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves -- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
The largest known mud cave system in the world is located right here in Southern California in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and it's quite a remarkable sight to see. The Arroyo Tapiado Carrizon Badlands Mud Caves are comprised of 22 caves and 9 slot canyons that are a thrill to explore.
4. The Lava Tube -- Mojave National Preserve in Baker, CA.
Located in the Mojave National Preserve in the town of Baker, California, there is a spellbinding cave formed from a lava tube that shoots a glorius ray of light through the cave's interior as the sun reaches its peak in the afternoon. To find out how to see this natural wonder in person, take a look at this
5. Cedar Creek Falls -- Trailhead located at 15519 Thornbush Road in Ramona, CA.
When you think of Southern California, waterfalls aren't exactly the first thing that comes to mind. But perhaps that's because you didn't know SoCal is home to a magnificent 80-foot waterfall fall that plunges into a glorious pool of water. Located in San Diego County, Cedar Creek Falls will mesmerize you with its beauty. Check out more details about Cedar Creek Falls and how to prepare for this strenuous hike by heading to this
6. Zabriskie Point -- Death Valley
Another natural wonder that has been a part of SoCal's landscape for millions of years is located in Death Valley. If you love history, then you'll love knowing that Zabriskie Point is comprised of rock sediment that formed from a dried up lake over five million years ago. Even if you don't love history, it's impossible to resist a creative photo in front of this breathtaking rock formation.
7. Channel Islands National Park
Southern California is home to Channel Islands National Park where five of the eight Channel Islands along the US coast are located. These remote and practically untouched islands can be experienced for day tours or overnight camping trips. There's nothing quite like the mix of nature and wildlife to be experienced at this wondrous destination in SoCal.
What a stunning place to live! Can you believe all of these places are within a short reach for those of us who live in SoCal? What else would you like to see on this list?