Los Angeles Times Best Seller!
Best Guidebook Award: Outdoor Writers of California
Best Guidebook Award: Northwest Outdoor Writers Association
Best Guidebook Award: Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers
Best in Show Award: Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers
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.
Each hike includes:
- detailed map
- accurate driving and hiking directions
- distance/time/elevation statistics
- list of relevant maps
- summaries to help hikers find a trail appropriate to their ability and desire
- several overall maps to show the hikes in the greater area