Call 'em the Catalinas' Cactus Canyons

Esperero Trail starts in take-it-easy terrain. The first mile is mostly flat and takes hikers through a prickly landscape of cacti and desert trees. To get a good workout, many day hikers follow the trail uphill 3.6 miles to a spot known as Cardiac Gap.

December 01, 2011 12:00 am  •