Without the right help, walking the dog in Southern California can be an iffy adventure. Best Hikes with Dogs sets you on the right path, pinpointing more than 60 dog-friendly, dog-safe trails, all of which are accessible from metropolitan areas including Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, and Santa Barbara. These carefully chosen hikes are mostly in lightly traveled areas where horses, bicycles, and cars are seldom seen. Off-leash hiking is permitted on nearly half these routes, and the book's handy "paw comfort" rating enables you to judge the surfaces that you and pooch will encounter. A carry-around treasure; don't leave home without it.