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Los Angeles: San Rafael Traverse

Take a weekend for this 21.8-miler, which features a stout 3,000-foot climb up into the foothills and mountains of the San Rafael Wilderness.

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To Trailhead

Go 100 mi. on US 101 W to CA 154 N. In 22 mi., R onto Armour Ranch Rd. In 1.3 mi., R onto Happy Canyon Rd. (FR 7N07). Follow for 15 mi. to wilderness sign & parking lot @ 3-way with Figueroa Mtn., Happy Canyon, and Sunset Valley Rds.

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