Plants of Southern California: Trail Guides


Introduction and Explanation of Trail Guides

This page is an index to only our Plant Trail Guides. Many other areas have floras, but no trail guides, and are given in the index to Floras. Consult that list for floras of a particular area..

Also see Pacific Crest Trail Floras by RT and Shaun Hawke, many of which are in trail guide order.

The lists are organized by the geographic subdivisions of Southern California as given in the Jepson Manual, 1993, and are ordered roughly north to south and then west to east for areas roughly at the same latitude, both for the subdivisions and within each subdivision. As each plant list is put online, a link will be placed to the name below. Eventually, we will add a map showing all the locations.

The number of taxa given for each plant list counts the number of distinct species and subspecies.

Transverse Ranges (TR)
    Santa Monica Mountains
    San Gabriel Mountains (SnGb)
    San Bernardino Mountains (SnBr)

South Coast (SCo)
    Los Angeles County
    Orange County
    San Diego County

Peninsular Ranges (PR)
    San Jacinto Mountains
    Santa Rosa Mountains

    Santa Ana Mountains / Puente Hills
        Santa Rosa Plateau
        Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve
        Fallbrook Area, North San Diego County
        Daley Ranch, Escondido, North San Diego County
        Poway Area, Escondido, North San Diego County

    Palomar Mountains
    Volcan / Cuyamaca / Laguna Mountains

Mohave Desert Mountains (DMtns)
    (No trails yet, but see Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon)

Sonoran Desert (DSon)
    Anza-Borrego State Park


Transverse Ranges (TR)

Santa Monica Mountains

Malibu Creek Area

San Gabriel Mountains (SnGb)

PCT sections

Big Tujunga Area

Altadena area

Sierra Madre / Chantry Flat area

Glendora area

Chilao / Waterman Mtn. area

Throop Peak / Mt. Baden-Powell area

Blue Ridge Summit area

Mt. Baldy area

San Bernardino Mountains (SnBr)

Pacific Crest Trail

Barton Flats Area

Big Bear Lake Area

Onyx Summit Area

Mount San Gorgonio / Fish Creek Area

South Coast (SCo)

Los Angeles County

Orange County

Crystal Cove State Park

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

San Diego County

Carlsbad

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

Torrey Pines State Reserve

Cabrillo National Monument

Peninsular Ranges (PR)

San Jacinto Mountains

Santa Rosa Mountains (North Side)

Santa Ana Mountains / Puente Hills

Santa Rosa Plateau

Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

Fallbrook, North San Diego County Area

Daley Ranch, Escondido, North San Diego County Area

Poway, North San Diego County Area

Palomar Mountains

Agua Tibia Mountain

Palomar Mountain State Park

East Grade

Volcan / Cuyamaca / Laguna Mountains

Volcan Mountain Loop

Heise County Park

Inspiration Point Parking Area

Kelly Ditch Trail

Pioneer Mail Old Roadbed

Garnet Peak From Penny Pines

Sonoran Desert (DSon)

Anza-Borrego State Park

There are relatively-few trails in ABDSP, and hence most of our plant surveys there produce floras, not trail guides.

See also Plant Notes From Car Trip Between Fallbrook and Anza-Borrego State Park.


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