Moon Outdoors- Take a Hike Los Angeles: Hikes Within Two Hours of the City

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With hikes that lead you to forget the stress of the bustling city, Moon's first edition of Take a Hike Los Angeles gets you out there, exploring and experiencing amazing places just minutes from your driveway. Local California authors Ann Marie Brown and Julie Sheer show you the best hikes in and around LA. All hikes within the guide take less than two hours to reach by car, with details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach each trailhead.

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Overview

With hikes that lead you to forget the stress of the bustling city, Moon's first edition of Take a Hike Los Angeles gets you out there, exploring and experiencing amazing places just minutes from your driveway. Local California authors Ann Marie Brown and Julie Sheer show you the best hikes in and around LA. All hikes within the guide take less than two hours to reach by car, with details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach each trailhead.

Ann Marie and Julie have compiled lists of their favorite hikes including Best Coastal Hikes, Best Summit Views, and Best Hikes for Families. Let Ann Marie and Julie show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. From the summit of 10,064-foot Mount Baldy to the brayed tan sands of Malibu, this book covers all the best trails in the Los Angeles area. Trail profiles contain practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566917643
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Moon Outdoors Travel Series
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book 6
Introduction 9
Authors' Note 10
Best Hikes 11
Best Waterfall Hikes
Best Historical Hikes
Best Hikes for Families
Best Wildflower Hikes
Best Hikes for Geology Buffs
Best Coastal Hikes
Best Summit Views
Best Butt-kickers
Hiking Tips 14
What to Carry with You 14
Food and Water
Trail Map
Extra Clothing
Sunglasses and Sunscreen
Flashlight
First-Aid Kit
Emergency Supplies
Mountain Lions, Ticks, and Rattlesnakes 16
Poison Oak 17
Getting Lost and Getting Found 18
Hiking with Dogs 18
Protecting the Outdoors 19
Chapter 1 Santa Monica and Santa Susana Mountains 21
Including
Big Sycamore Canyon
Caballero Canyon
Calabasas Peak
Castro Crest
Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons
Cold Creek Canyon Preserve
Devil's Canyon
Eagle Rock
Escondido Canyon Falls
Escondido Canyon Natural Area
The Grotto
Hondo Canyon
Inspiration Point
La Jolla Canyon
Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve
Leo Carrillo State Park
Malibu Creek State Park
Newton Canyon Falls
Point Dume Beach
Point Dume State Preserve
Point Mugu State Park
Rocky Peak Park
Rustic Canyon
San Vicente Mountain Park
Sandstone Peak
Santa Clarita Woodlands Park
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Lands
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Serrano Canyon
Skull Rock
Solstice Canyon
Stunt Ranch
Sycamore Canyon Falls
Temescal Canyon
Temescal Gateway Park
Topanga State Park
Towsley Canyon
Westridge-Canyon Back Wilderness Park
Wildwood Canyon
Wildwood Park
Wiley Canyon
Will Rogers State Historic Park
Ybarra Canyon
Zuma Ridge
Chapter 2 San Gabriel and Verdugo Mountains 111
Including
Angeles National Forest
Arroyo Seco
Bailey Canyon
Bear Canyon
Big Horn Mine
Big Santa Anita Canyon
Blue Ridge
Bridge to Nowhere
Claremont Hills Wilderness Park
Colby Canyon
Cooper Canyon
Cucamonga Wilderness
Dawn Mine
Dawson Saddle
Devil's Canyon
Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area
Eaton Canyon Falls
Eaton Canyon Natural Area
Echo Mountain
Fish Canyon Falls
Henninger Flats
Ice House Canyon
Ice House Saddle
Josephine Peak
Monrovia Canyon Park
Mount Baden-Powell
Mount Baldy
Mount Hillyer
Mount Islip
Mount Lowe
Mount Lukens
Mount Waterman
Mount Williamson
The Narrows
San Gabriel Peak
San Gabriel Wilderness
Sheep Mountain Wilderness
Stough Canyon Park
Strawberry Peak
Sturtevant Falls
Switzer Falls
Throop Peak
Trail Canyon
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
Verdugo Peak
Vetter Mountain
Vincent Gap
West Fork San Gabriel River
Chapter 3 Hollywood Hills, Palos Verdes, and Catalina Island 233
Including
Catalina Island
Coldwater Park
Ernest E. Debs Regional Park
Fryman Park
Griffith Park
Mount Hollywood
Mount Lee
Palos Verdes Peninsula
Peacock Flat
Point Vicente Beach
Rancho Palos Verdes
Runyon Canyon Park
Wilacre Park
Chapter 4 Orange County 269
Including
Bell Canyon
Chino Hills State Park
Cleveland National Forest
Crystal Cove State Park
Holy Jim Falls
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
Tenaja Falls
Trabuco Canyon
Resources 295
Park Information Sources 296
Map Sources 298
Southern California Hiking Clubs 299
Other Sources for L.A. Outdoor Information 299
Index 300
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