Best Hikes Near Los Angeles

Best Hikes Near Los Angeles

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Best Hikes Near Los Angeles by Allen Riedel, Monique Del Riedel

Here are forty-six of the best hikes within a ninety-minute drive of downtown Los Angeles-from the chaparral-covered slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains to the lush alpine forests of the San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and San Jacinto Ranges, and several nature preserves that protect valuable ecosystems and wildlife around the southland. Whether you're in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day-long hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers plenty to choose from:

Paradise Falls

Mishe Mokwa

Paramount Ranch

Echo Mountain

Sturtevant Falls

Devils Chair

Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside you'll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as views, and if it's suitable for families with kids); Green Tips and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area's array of wildlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762746415
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Series: Best Hikes Near Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,203,115
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 5.92(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Allen Riedel is a photographer, journalist, author, and teacher. He writes an outdoor column for the Press Enterprise and has authored several hiking guides, including 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California, Best Hikes with Dogs in Southern California, and a number of Best Easy Day Hikes guides.

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