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“An adventure off the beaten path....”

Champion Lodgepole Pine
Port Hueneme, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“An adventure off the beaten path....”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

You travel a few miles on a bumpy dirt road to arrive at the start of the Lodgepole Pine Trail. The trail isn't difficult (a fun trail with my mom and 2 children ages 7 & 11.) We only saw one other group in our 2 hours out there exploring. We packed a picnic and ate in a clearing. The scenery was beautiful! Interesting to read about the Champion Lodgepole Pine when we arrived.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Scenic but easy hike”
Reviewed 12 June 2013

The hike was very easy but quite scenic. There was a meadow/pond nearby that was really fantastic. The Champion Lodgepole Pine itself isn't so impressive, but the surroundings were very pleasant. Good walk through the woods for those who may not be able to go on a more strenuous hike. It was difficult to get to, requiring driving very slowly up a windy one-lane dirt road.

Visited May 2013
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Huntington Beach, CA
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful short hike”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

We've taken many friends here over the years. It's a very short hike, maybe 1/4 mile? and easy going. Yet you end up deep enough in the forest so that people really experience what it's like. The Lodgepole Pine is huge, a reward at the end of the trail with a meadow right next to it. You need the Adventure Pass to hang in your car which you can get at the Discovery Center and other places. Very nearby is Bluff Lake, which is a small private lake that is another fun place to hike to.

Visited August 2012
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Oak View, California
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Loved the drive with a lovely short hike to the Champion Lodgepole pine.”
Reviewed 19 August 2011

What a gorgeous area. We enjoyed the signposts on the short hike to the Pine. Just past this is also a short hike to Bluff Lake. Gotta see em both!!

Visited August 2011
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