LA Times Best Seller and four-time award winner from three Outdoor Writers Associations (including Best in Show and Best Guidebook). Now in its 6th edition, Day Hikes Around Los Angeles includes 160 hikes in and around a 50-mile radius of the city. Residents and adventuresome travelers will find the book essential to discovering an amazing number of hiking opportunities.
Despite the widespread presence of the Los Angeles metropolis, there exists thousands of acres of natural, undeveloped land and countless out-of-way hiking trails. Hikes range from boardwalk strolls along the ocean to shady canyon trails that lead to far-reaching overlooks. Highlights include year-round waterfalls, wildlife preserves, lighthouses, Griffith Park (the country's largest municipal park), the famous "HOLLYWOOD" sign, quiet canyon trails, panoramic vistas of the city and coastline, the rugged terrain of the San Gabriel Mountains, and hikes along the entire length of the Santa Monica Mountains. Intriguing metropolitan walks are also included. All levels of hiking are accommodated, with an emphasis on a mid-range hikes.
Companion guides include Day Hikes Around Orange County (south of LA), Day Hikes Around Ventura County (north of LA), Day Hikes On the Southern California Coast, and Day Hikes In the Santa Monica Mountains.
About the Author
Since 1991, Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. He is a Los Angeles Times Best Selling Author and an award-winning journalist of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, the Outdoor Writers Association of California, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association, the Bay Area Travel Writers, and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Robert resides summers in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and winters on the California Central Coast.
Table of Contents
(1) About the hikes, overall map with hike locations (2) San Gabriel Mountains and Verdugo Mountains (3) Central Los Angeles: Griffith Park and Hollywood Hills (4) Los Angeles Basin Coastline: Santa Monica to Marina Del Rey Harbor Channel (5) Palos Verdes Peninsula: Torrance to Long Beach (6) Eastern Santa Monica Mountains (7) Beverly Hills to 405 Freeway (8) 405 Freeway to Pacific Palisades and Will Rogers State Park (9) Topanga State Park (10) Topanga Canyon to Malibu Canyon and Cold Creek (11) Western Santa Monica Mountains (12) Malibu Canyon to Kanan Dume Road (13) Point Dume and Kanan Dume Road (14) Decker Road to Point Mugu State Park (15) Point Mugu State Park and Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa (16) Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains (17) Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons and Upper Las Virgenes Canyon (18) Simi Valley and Santa Susana Mountains (19) Eastern Santa Susana Mountains