Secret Swimming Holes Slideshow

Secret Swimming Holes Slideshow

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You don’t have to go all the way down to Acapulco to try out some amazing cliff diving. One of the best spots to release your inner daredevil right at home is the appropriately named Aztec Falls, a half-mile hike from the Pacific Crest Trail (the West's answer to the Appalachian Trail) or a 90-mile drive east of Los Angeles. Set among the white boulders and towering conifers of San Bernardino National Forest, the cliffs offer dives ranging from five to almost 60 feet high, with poolside stone slabs on which the less adventurous can sunbathe and spectate.
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