Southern California Swimming Holes to Cool Off in This Summer

There are many beautiful swimming holes across SoCal that are perfect for getting relief from the heat and going on an adventure while doing so.

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Ashley Lynn
This popular swimming hole surrounded by beautiful scenery requires a short hike on the Red Rock Trail in the Los Padres National Forest.
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Daniel Sanchez
A short hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in the San Bernardino Mountains leads to this serene spot to take a swim.
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Alejandro Hernandez
This Malibu hike features the ruins of multiple properties, as well as a waterfall and a small shaded natural pool.
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Tiffanie Tayrien
This expansive swimming hole in Malibu Creek State Park is a popular spot for Angelenos looking to cool off in the summer.
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Jesse Kitnick
Although not large enough to dive in, this small hole tucked inside the San Gabriel Mountains is great for a dip to help cool off.
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Located in the Angeles National Forest, lush mountainous pine forests line this calm pool and its waterfall.
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Maria C.Canedo
This waterfall and swimming hole in the San Gabriel Mountains is great for a dip in the water. There is also a picnic area nearby.
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Chris Baum
Among the most popular hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains, the hike to Sturtevant Falls will lead you to a beautiful waterfall and small pool.
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Kelly Thompson
Some flock to this pool for cliff-diving, but it's probably safer to keep your feet on the ground. This popular swimming hole in the San Gabriel Mountains is surrounded by slate-colored boulders.
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Kali Johnson
Along the Cleveland National Forest on the Tenaja Falls trail lies a waterfall and relaxing natural pool.
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