There’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than camping. While there are dozens of campgrounds you can choose from in Southern California, there is one that is hiding between sycamore and oak trees and at the base of a canyon near Malibu. In fact, Sycamore Canyon Campground is the place to go for year-round camping in Southern California when you want to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy a little fresh air.

Have you ever stayed at this campground in SoCal? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments! And if you want to learn more about this beautiful campground, visit the Point Mugu State Park website.

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Nature in Southern California

What state parks in Southern California I should visit? 

Who doesn't love a day out at the park? It's the perfect way to get some fresh air and blow off some steam. Some of the best state parks in Southern California are:

  • Malibu Creek State Park was once a very popular filming site for many shows and movies you may know. Now the 8,000-plus acres are dedicated to hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails.
  • Gaviota State Park offers 34 miles of trails as well as a very cool old railroad trestle and some impressive wind caves.
  • Border Field state park is located right along the Mexican border, you can even see Tijuana if you look far enough, and the fence dividing the beach between countries is a fascinating site.


Which are the best waterfalls in Southern California? 

If you're absolutely melting on a hot day, a cool spray or even a dip under a waterfall in Southern California is just what the doctor ordered. These are some of the best:

  • The hike to Sturtevant Falls is about 9 miles round trip, but the 50-foot waterfall at the midpoint is the perfect spot for a break to snap some pics and feel the mist of the falls
  •  It's a nice and easy 2-hour hike to reach Paradise Falls, a breathtaking tiered fall, and the park they are located in is so gorgeous that the trip is just as rewarding as the end view.
  • The hike to Cedar Creek Falls can get pretty hot, so it's best to avoid it in the summer, but in the cooler months, you'll be rewarded with an 80-foot waterfall!


Where should I go hiking in Southern California? 

One thing you can't go wrong with is hiking in Southern California. It's always on trend and a great way to get some good exercise. Here are some can't-miss trails:

  • Bridge to Nowhere is a 10-mile hike that received its name due to the largely abandoned bridge you will cross as you trek.
  • Salt Creek Interpretive Trail is unshaded and can get really hot, so it's not so much a summer hike, but at .9 miles it is perfect for the whole family and comes with some cool views of hills and rock formations.
  • Devils Punchbowl Trail is a 10-mile hike through a large canyon, with a body of water known as the Devils Punchbowl at the turnaround point.


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