With hikes that lead you to forget the stress of the bustling city, Moon Take a Hike Los Angeles gets you out there, exploring and experiencing amazing places just minutes from your driveway. California resident Julie Sheer shows you the best hikes in and around LA. All hikes within the guide take less than 2 1/2 hours to reach by car, with details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead. Julie has compiled lists of her favorite hikes including:
Best Waterfall Hikes
Best Hikes to History
Best Hikes for Families
Best Wildflower Hikes
Best Coastal Hikes
Best Summit Views
Best Hikes for Geology Buffs
Let 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. Each trail profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail.
About the Author
Hiking and writing outdoor guidebooks isn't Julie Sheer's regular day job, although she often wishes it was. A journalism lifer, Julie's full-time vocation is assistant graphics editor for national and foreign news at the Los Angeles Times. In her spare time, she writes the Outdoors Institute column for the paper's Outdoors section.
A native Chicagoan, Julie moved to Los Angeles in 1993. She got to know and love the coast and the Santa Monica Mountains, and also experienced natural eventsthe 1993 Malibu fires and the 1994 Northridge earthquakethat drove other transplants to flee back east. In 1998, she co-authored The Outdoor Getaway Guide for Southern California with her partner Steve Hymon. Julie and Steve remain in the sunny Southland, where they enjoy sneaking off to L.A.'s wild places for hiking, fly fishing, and skiing whenever time allows. They live in Pasadena with their two Labradors, Sammy and Teddy, who accompany them on many of their travels.