Caves, climbing routes, California Condors, over 400 species of bees, red-legged frogs, great hikes, natural beauty and history. This park is located on two fault lines, explaining why its volcanic field is located several hundred miles north from its origination point (east of LA).
We visited the east entrance and spent a few days being almost the only folks in the campground. The first day we hiked to Bear Gulch cave, up to the reservoir and followed the rim trail back. The next day we followed the nature trail through the valley. We saw turkeys, California Condors and saw lots of coyote activity. The kids earned their badges and we enjoyed our time here.